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Digest of postings from Thursday, October 14, 2004 

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From: "camillenjack" 
Subject: RE: CENTENNIAL FW
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:25:49 -0700

Can anyone tell me if all the centennial machines have the scroll design 
face plate?
Thanks,

Camille

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From: "LEQ" 
Subject: Info about the 301
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:39:13 -0500

Hi,
I need a copy of the design on the 301 machine. The pictures I've seen of
the 301 are not clear enough to tell the design. I've not been able to find
this machine in any of the local antique or flea markets to examine up
close.  Your help would be greatly appreciated. If someone has a picture or
could draw this design for me I would appreciate it. You can email me at
leq@bellsouth.net
Also I need the measurement for the machine with the bed in fold up
position. I've had many request for FW covers for the 301 machine and would
love to make them. I would be happy to make a cover for the person that can
provide this information for me free of charge as my appreciation for their
efforts.
Lequita

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 Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 18:56:13 +0100
 From: Graham Forsdyke 
 Subject: Re: Featherweight Fanatics Monday, October 11, 2004
 
 To Trish who wrote
 
 >My hubby just purchased a wonderful 221, for me at
 a
 >yard  sale,
 >The
 >number on the bottom is AF379344, I looked in the
 >Johnson-Srebro book
 >and it
 >could
 >be anywhere from 1938-1941, is that as close a 
 date
 >that I can expect?
 
 
 Nope -- it's just as close as the book gets.
 
 The machine was one of a batch of 20,000
 commissioned at the NJ 
 factory on December 5, 1939
 
 
 Graham Forsdyke
 Purveyor of fine Featherweights to the gentry
 ISMACS London
 http://www.ismacs.net
 
 http://www.singer-featherweight.com
 
 Bert's Vintage Repair Book Book: 
 http://www.singer-featherweight.com/bert/bert.html
 
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Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:44:51 -0700
From: James Sorrell 
Subject: Bakersfield Clinic

Hello All
Leona Smith announced my Featherweight clinic that is being planned for 
Nov 6 in Bakersfield Ca.
Just got an update this morning and there is still room for others to 
attend.
My clinic is a comprehensive instruction and service/adjustment class. 
When you leave you received a detailed handbook that is written in exact 
order as the clinic. This way when the machine is ready for service the 
next time you can follow the guide and do it yourself and save money.
The cost of the clinic is $40.00, which is about half of what some shops 
charge for a routine service, and usually lasts four hours, more if needed.
If you need more information or would like to sign up for the clinic you 
can contact me at sewman@sunset.net, or Leona at    jlranch@bnis.net.
I will also have Featherweights for sale, including a 222 convertable.
As ever
Jim Sorrell
Chico, Ca.

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 Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 18:58:53 +0100
 From: Graham Forsdyke 
 Subject: Re: Featherweight Fanatics  Sunday, October 10, 2004
 
 Jenn said
 
 >I have been working on my 221 this week.  It
 doesn't
 >zip along as fast
 >as it
 >really should......... the machine still doesn't
 stitch as
 >fast as it
 >should.
 
 
 99 percent of all slow machine problems are a result
 of the belt 
 being too tight.....
 
 
 Graham Forsdyke
 Purveyor of fine Featherweights to the gentry
 ISMACS London
 http://www.ismacs.net
 
 http://www.singer-featherweight.com
 
 Bert's Vintage Repair Book Book: 
 http://www.singer-featherweight.com/bert/bert.html
 

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