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Question about Featherweight locking up   General Discussion

Started May-23 by sueinIL; 646 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

May-24

judyinohio said:

I also believe that the Singer company was the originator of the installment plan so that the housewife of yore could buy her machine on a monthly payment plan. Some forum vintage machine historian care to back me up on that?

yup....https://sewalot.com/end_of_empire_by_alex_askaroff_sewalot.htm -  specifically the section 'How did it all start'  talks about the hire purchase plan devised by the Singer Company...

nylaagain

From: nylaagain

Jun-1

I’ve always said the FW was a marvel of good engineering. It was designed to do one thing, do it well, and do it for a lifetime. They definitely met that goal.

I sure love my featherweight. 

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Jun-2

I do so enjoy sewing on and maintaining my own FW.  Now that I have a new belt on my While FW she runs wonderfully.  I was using her today at a sewing event and the darn top thread kept breaking.  Now what?!?  After a number of times of rethreading both top and bobbin I couldn't stop it.  Hmmmm...  got to thinking...  Dummy...  last time you had a thread breaking issue the solution INSISTED I change the needle.  Hmmm...  so before he came over to see how it was sewing I changed the needle.  Lo and Behold!  Worked like a charm!!!  Will I EVER learn!?!?!  Try the easy fixes first!!!

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