It is estimated that Singer produced and sold some 3.0–3.5 million Featherweight machines during the models lifetime. Production of the original Featherweight ended in 1961, but continued at Singer factories in Quebec and Scotland until 1969.
Do they still make Singer Featherweight sewing machines?
Sold by a Reputable Dealer - Vintage Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 models are no longer sold alongside all the plastic machines at the local Singer dealer, but there are reputable technicians that specialize, service and sell Featherweights.
How much does a Singer 99 weigh?
The Singer 99 was a sturdy and reliable machine that was easy to use. It became very popular with occasional home users because at 22lbs (10kg), it was more manageable than full size machines and it came in a storage case.
What is a Singer 99?
The Singer 99 was meant to be a smaller, more portable version of the classic Singer 66. Its made of cast iron, though, so its still fairly heavy compared to most modern machines. The nice thing about vintage Singer sewing machines is that they almost always use bobbins and needles that are still in production today.