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January 12 2000

Featherweight Fanatics
Digest of postings from Wednesday, January 12, 2000

From: chiron
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 07:07:30 -0500 (EST)
Subject: JP in North Carolina

JP in North Carolina.  You listed many items for sale in FWFor Sale but did not 
leave an address (e-mail or snail mail) where one could contact you!  Please 
post your e-mail address at least or contact me personally.  I am interested in 
several items on your "for sale" list.  Thanks.  chiron
From: Fritz906
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 07:59:29 EST
Subject: Re: FW Forsale 1/8/2000

  Hi all , just want to tell you about a great find, my sister called me to 
say she had spotted a small pinking machine in a junk shop, of course I ran 
right out to see, it turns out ,it is a Singer hand crank pinker machine in 
mint condition, the little arm is there ,and in great working condition, it 
has the Blk crinkle finish, haven't found a # on it , it is the cutest little 
thing, the best part I got it for a song,    Keep on Searchin,! Sandy in Okla
From: "culluml" 
Subject: Linda at Feathrwate
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:23:28 -0500

In response to Betty from Alaska's praises to Linda at 
Feathrwate, I not only agree that Linda has great things to 
offer for sale, but want to add that I know her personally and she is a 
good, honest person.  Someone who will give you her valuable time and 
knowledge, someone you can depend on, and a Christian.  She makes this 
world a better place.

Susan from Ohio
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:26:47 -0500
From: JP heirlooms
Subject: payments

 Posted on both FWF and ISMACS:   
This is just a reminder for all of us who purchase items from fellow
FWFers, ISMACS members and especially eBay transactions.  Yesterday I
received three checks - one didn't have the date filled in, one was written
to "Judy" (no last name), and one didn't note what she was buying.  Had I
not kept detailed notes on who was buying what, I would have had no idea
what that check was for.  The all time classic was the envelope that
contained cash only, no note or anything.  Writing on top of the check what
you are buying would really help if you don't want to put in a note.  

thanks...JP in North Carolina
From: "Fran Mcgee" 
Subject: Hi everyone..
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:34:38 -0800

Just a note to say hi to everyone.  I am still around, still collecting
Singer stuff.  Haven't bought any sewing machines lately...no room...grin.
The baby is 11 months old now...which means I haven't been sewing much
either.  Grin.  I re-organized a lot of my Singer collection over the
holidays.  Most of my displayable collection is in my dining room now.   It
looks pretty cool.  Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know I am still

Fran in Snohomish, Washington.
From: "Virginia Smith" 
Subject: Age
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:35:57 -0500

How can I find out the age of my Featherweight.  I also have a 201 and =
would like more info on it.  thank you  Naomi Smith
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 18:24:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Sylvia Lanza 
Subject: Y2K work

I, too, earned my living in 1999 on Y2K remediation of
companies' web sites.  The Federal Government mandated
that any company selling a product must give the Gov't
a date by which their product would be compliant.  I
worked at GTE Internetworking, which hosts some large
and prominent web sites.  There were 87 of us making
certain their thousands of customers were migrated to
a compliant platform.  One good side effect of this was
that there exists at least a base line uniformity of
software, and the old, obsolete stuff that customers
wanted to hang on to is in the trash heap.  A good
Spring Cleaning I like to think of it as.

Sylvia Lanza
Boston, MA

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 19:37:03 -0500
From: Mark & Linda Heminway 
Subject: embroidery attachment update

My friend stopped over with the embroidery attachment I mentioned a few
days ago and, unfortunately, is would not be for a FW.  It is, however,
a true embroidery attachment with various cams.  I have never seen the
like of it before, it has many cams that are marked with various
decorative stitches, much like those on my new Viking Lily 550.  It's an
interesting contraption, that kind of looks like a buttonholer, but much
wider and almost pentagon shaped.  It has a box (about 8X8") and a
manual and looks very complete.  The box, however, says that it is made
for slant needle zig zag machines.  So, would that be a 185J?  I'm not
good with the early zig zag machine numbers, but would love to know
which machines this would actually go with.
Linda Heminway
Kingston NH
Subject: Royal Ruby
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:06:56 -0500

Hi Fellow Featherweights,

I first must say how much I enjoy reading all the postings from various
places and people.  We are such a group of interesting people , aren't
we!!  I have recently acquired, along with a Singer 101,128,221,Touch n
Sew 750, Montgomery Ward 1972, Serger, and two old, old, dirty
tredles..one called an Improved Steinway, the other Royal Ruby.  Can't
seem to find anything on either one.  I think the Royal Ruby was
manufactured by the New Home sewing machine co. in about 1903.  Model no
693574 c.  Thats all the info. I can find on that one.  Nothing
virtually on the other.  Any suggestions on what, where to get more info
would be greatly appreciated.  I was looking in particular for a person
I'd heard about called Captain Dick..from Tredledonia?  I think he deals
specifically in tredles of all sorts, but can't seem to locate him/his
web site.  Also, do these old , dirty machines EVER polish up nice and
shiny once they've gotten a little rust and dirt/grease on them...don't
know where to start!!!!!Help!!

Sandy in White Snowstormy Day in N.W. Wisconsin

Much appreciated in advance fellow Featherweight collectors...yes , I am
on the look out for another F.W.  but they are very scarce in this part
of the woods!!
From: Hrmts
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 22:19:21 EST
Subject: Machine model numbers

Hello, all you FWF collectors!  I'm fairly new to this listing and would like 
to request a little help.  As I read through your various postings, 
especially the sale postings, I read with much confusion the various model 
numbers and have no idea what each of those machines is.  Is there a 
reference book that will help me, or a list online, somewhere?  HELP -- and 

Sherrey Meyer
Milwaukie, OR


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