Dating singer 301a sewing machine
This Centennial example sews like a champ, and will be a great user!
From a cosmetic standpoint it has an average amount of pinmarks to the clearcoat finish and a few paint chips along the front edge.
All of these vintage sewing machines look good and sew great!
If you are wanting a Singer Featherweight that you will be as proud to display and show off as you are to use, and you don't mind spending a little more, chose from the upper price range.
Once you have used a vintage Singer Model 221 or 222 Featherweight sewing machine you will know why they are referred to as "The Perfect Portable", and why a whole new generation of sewing machine collectors and seamstresses have fallen in love with them!
The popularity of these sewing machines with quilters and other fabric artisans has helped uncover a wealth of information regarding the production history of this machine and its many variations.
Every single Featherweight we sell carries our 1-year guarantee! The paint is in excellent condition and the decorative gold decals are near 100% intact.
It's very clean and of course it sews a beautiful stitch.
"Shelf" wear occurs over a period of time, even if the machine is left undisturbed and unused in the case.
The badge proudly reads "A Century of Sewing Service 1851-1951".
Collectors refer to these Featherweights as "Centennials" or anniversary models.
The differences in prices reflect variations in cosmetic condition---fine details such as the degree of wear, if any, to the gold decals, the degree of shine to the black paint / clearcoat finish, the degree of wear to the fabric cover of the case, whether or not the machine includes other accessories such as attachments, an oil can, original Singer instruction booklet, etc.
If you are looking for a good, strong, working sewing machine that you can use day in and day out and you don't want to spend a small fortune to get it, chose one of these Featherweights from the lower price range.