I had a local woman check out the machine for me and she said it works great. But it works great as far as I can tell and as far as the woman who tested it for me can tell.The machine is in overall very nice cosmetic condition but does show signs of use from over the years. However, if you look at the photos closely you will see that the scratches and marks are minimal and that overall this machine was well-cared for and loved. The light bulb works too. According to my research on the serial number, AF539381, this machine was manufactured in Elizabethport, New Jersey, in 1940. The box is solid but has some wear to it and a few minor, small tears on some of the corners, which is common. The latches work great and two original keys, in original Singer envelope, are included. The handle must have split many years ago. It was wound quite well with black tape and is solid.
I have carried the machine from room to room, etc. Many times, and again, the handle is solid. The foot pedal is in really nice condition and shows minimal signs of wear. It has been kept in a sock all of these years for protection, and to protect against scratching the machine.Included are the accessories shown in the tray that sets on top of machine in box. The original manual is in the tray too. However, I will guarantee that it is not dead on arrival. This is a nice one collectors and sewers!
A good working machine too. I take great pride in my packaging and will make sure this sewing machine is packaged well.
I MADE A MISTAKE DATING THIS MACHINE. IT'S A LITTLE RARER THAN I INITIALLY THOUGHT. THE SERIAL NUMBER IS: AE539381.
IN THE DESCRIPTION ABOVE I INACCURATELY WROTE "AF" INSTEAD OF AE. THE CHANGE DATES THIS MACHINE FROM JUNE 11, 1937. THANK YOU AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE MISTAKE. The item "Singer Featherweight 221 sewing machine in box manual & keys accessories WORKS" is in sale since Sunday, August 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Sewing (1930-Now)\Machines".The seller is "filzz" and is located in Alpena, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.