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2000

December



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Digest of postings from Tuesday, December 26, 2000

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From: "Rosanne Hines" 
Subject: Glynn Williams
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 19:00:49 -0500

Does anyone know the email for Glynn Williams in Florida who sells FW?
Has anyone ever bought from him before?

Rose
Chilly in Culpeper, VA
tinker

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From: "Wm. Mush" 
Subject: Identity of machine
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 12:18:11 -0700

Does anyone know how I can determine the name and any other information =
of this machine?  AH 162324
                                                  Cat.#  BR8s
                                                  Ser. # 6247765
                                                  Simanc USA
 I sincerely appreciate any information that I can learn about this 
machine.

mushrush

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From: "Darla" dtrenner
Subject: Accessories, manuals, and more ...
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 12:08:42 -0500

Just wanted to remind everyone that Graham's site has a huge amount of
information on Featherweights. He has included parts lists, owner's manuals
for the 221 and 222, the service manual, and full instructions for
accessories as well as just about anything else you can think of:

The main site is:
http://www.singer-featherweight.com/index.html

Parts list:
http://www.singer-featherweight.com/partspages/partnumbers.html

Owner's manuals:
http://www.singer-featherweight.com/siteone%20pages/Manualslist.html

Service manual:
http://www.singer-featherweight.com/servicemanpix-pages/Serviceman-1.html

Attachment instructions:
http://www.singer-featherweight.com/accesspages/Accessory-list.html

There is an extraordinary amount of information. (Thank you, Graham!)

If you can not simply click on these links, you'll need to 'copy and paste'
them into your browser (by browser, I mean whatever software you use to move
around the Internet; i.e., Internet Explorer, Netscape, AOL, etc):

1. Click and drag your cursor through the link to select it
2. Choose Edit/Copy from the menu bar at the top of the screen
    -- OR --
    Point the mouse at the selection and click the Right mouse button then
Left click Copy
3. Move your cursor to the Address: or Location: or URL: line in your
browser and click (you may have to double click) to select
4. Choose Edit/Paste from the menu bar at the top of the screen
    -- OR --
    Point the mouse at the selection and click the Right mouse button then
Left click Paste
5. Depending on your browser, you may have to hit Enter on the keyboard

Darla

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Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 09:30:45 +0000
From: gf graham
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 12/25/2000

>To dutchrose re white Featherweight

Congratulations on your present.

Standard attachments with this machine were

Hemming Foot
Adjustable hemmer
Zipper Foot
Multi-slotted binder (that's the one you were asking about)
Seam guide
Edge Stitcher
Gathering Foot
Quilting Foot

You'll find instructions and illustrations for all of these  at 
http://www.singer-featherweight.com

These machine can sometimes appear to run more slowly than the black 
models. Sometimes this is  an illusion as the machine runs more 
quietly but in my experience the factory seemed to set these models 
up with less endfloat on the top and bottom shafts. I find that 
increasing this by .005-inch can work wonders.

Graham Forsdyke
Purveyor of fine Featherweights to the gentry
ISMACS London
http://www.ismacs.net
http://www.sew-sales.com

new dedicated Featherweight site
http://www.singer-featherweight.com

Diary date. Don't miss the first-ever ISMACS USA convention in 
Lowell, near Boston, on September 8-9, 2001


Graham Forsdyke
Purveyor of fine Featherweights to the gentry
ISMACS London
http://www.ismacs.net
http://www.sew-sales.com

new dedicated Featherweight site
http://www.singer-featherweight.com

Diary date. Don't miss the first-ever ISMACS USA convention in 
Lowell, near Boston, on September 8-9, 2001

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Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 07:29:57 -0800
Subject: Thank You
From: Marie L Singer 

A special "Thank You" to Graham who consistently and graciously answers
questions from the complicated technical to the mundane.  I appreciate
your sharing from your vast store of knowledge.

Marie Singer
Trabuco Canyon, Calif., where we saw the eclipse yesterday!

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From: Bufflett
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 11:45:32 EST
Subject: Re: Christmas FW


Hi FWFs,

  I had a VERY Merry Christmas!  Under my tree was a pretty blue FW cozy, 
decorated with silver snowflakes.  And inside was a "so ugly it is cute" 
crinkle FW!  My DH is the best!  (And I think that FW will show up under the 
tree for several more years.).  What a great present!  Now my little FW 
collection is complete.

  I hope everyone else had a great Christmas, too!

Linda in Va. Beach

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Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 06:12:44 -0500
From: Linda Heminway 
Subject: Featherweight table to the rescue!

Well, it was the day before Christmas Eve and suddenly our plans were
totally changed.  On Christmas day, the entire family was supposed to
come to my house, as usual.  I had all the preparations, food and
everything ready.  Then, one phone call later, we had a slightly
different experience, that turned out just fine in the end.
My dad (age 79) was outside early in the day, on his way back from
checking a neighbor's house (who were in Florida, where dad should have
been!) and he slipped on the ice and dislocated his shoulder.  My mom,
just recovering from foot surgery, is also unable to get around and do
things.  So, suddenly, they couldn't make it on Christmas day, as both
of them cannot drive the 1.5 hour trip!
We decided to pack up all the gifts, food, and even a Christmas tree,
and head on up to their small condominium to celebrate the holiday.  I
kept wondering how I would lay out this huge buffet of food with their
one tiny table and small galley kitchen. It's a pretty small place, but
just right for two elderly people.   Suddenly it occurred to me, I had
the perfect solution, right in my sewing room!
For the first time, since I have owned it, I used my Featherweight table
for another purpose than my sewing!  With it's insert in place, it
folded up nicely and stored under all the holiday items, and went right
up North in the back of my Jeep Cherokee!  We had a nice time and my
parents were so happy that they didn't have to stay home and have
Christmas alone.  The Featherweight table proudly made the trip, and is
now back in place with my Centennial FW and ready to sew again!  What a
great table!  Not only is it perfect for sewing with, it was the perfect
solution to my holiday needs!
Linda Heminway
In Kingston NH, where it is only 4 degrees this morning and windy


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