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Singer 222k Find

coffeeandcake

Singer 222k Find
« on: October 26, 2020, 14:14:29 PM »
DH spotted this on a recent visit to an Architectural Salvage and Antiques centre which was located off the beaten track and this was really the only decent item there. It was manufactured in November 1957.  The machine is mainly dusty/cobwebby and the lubricant is pretty well gunked up  It does run and DH will make sure it is electrically safe.  It's currently being dismantled for cleaning and lubricating.  It has the red accessory case with various feet, including the embroidery/darning hoop. Also the machine storage case.  I paid £40 for everything.
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Acorn

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 14:15:43 PM »
A fantastic bargain!   :thumbsup:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 14:18:09 PM »
Wow, bargain indeed!

HooliganHeart

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 14:59:32 PM »
I'm really quite envious and makes me miss back home. Awesome find  :thumbsup:
1922 Singer 99K-2 / 1932 Singer 128-13 / 1946 Singer 221 / 1948 Singer 15-91 / 1960 Singer 401A / Singer 14CG754

LeilaMay

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 15:12:34 PM »
Brilliant! Not sure if you know these folks (you probably do) but putting it here for others too - their tutorials are really helpful, and free  :)

https://singer-featherweight.com/

Efemera

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 15:35:01 PM »
What a fantastic find!

coffeeandcake

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 19:33:13 PM »
Yes, a very lucky find.  We were just in the right place at the right time.  I do feel as though I have too many machines now and perhaps I should sell my 221k.  DH thinks I should keep them all  :loveit:
Thank you for the link @LeilaMay I've had a quick look through and have bookmarked it

Roger

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 19:35:30 PM »
WoW Congrats!

That is an amazing find!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Tamnymore

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 19:38:42 PM »
That's great @coffeeandcake . What a lovely bargain.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Sewingsue

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 22:32:24 PM »
Wow! What a bargain. Lucky you.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Juki MO-654DE overlocker, Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

BrendaP

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 22:42:51 PM »
Lucky you. fantastic bargain!  0_0
Enjoy using it :vintage:
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

b15erk

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 09:53:44 AM »
What a lovely find @coffeeandcake , they really are super machines.

I've used mine quite a lot recently to make masks - it made the job very easy, and I forgot how quiet it is.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Sewot

Re: Singer 222k Find
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2020, 23:19:28 PM »
I thought that finds like that were over.
What a bargain!!!!
You must have been jumping and giggling all the way home.
Add another Zero and thats more like what its worth.