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221k Coventry on Gumtree for £75

Madame Cholet


Acorn

Re: 221k Coventry on Gumtree for £75
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 16:45:17 PM »
Doesn't the blue band around the badge make it a 1951 centennial model?

And doesn't that make it more desirable (aka more expensive)?
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Roger

Re: 221k Coventry on Gumtree for £75
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 16:58:59 PM »
Some people do say so, the centennial badges are rather nice and a little more exclusive

:)
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

LeilaMay

Re: 221k Coventry on Gumtree for £75
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 18:39:37 PM »
On the other hand I see no bobbins or bobbin case - you'd definitely have to check that out before parting with your money  :)
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana 5220, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. That's all!  :)

BrendaP

Re: 221k Coventry on Gumtree for £75
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 22:17:48 PM »
Replacement bobbins are easy enough to get, teh bobbin case might not be quite so easy.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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