A Star in its own way this one! A time warp Classic Singer from 1974.
I’m normally averse to plastic with sewing machines, but this one has a light cast alloy ‘chassis’ & the plastic is the bodywork. Made in France may have something to do with it. Slick design & a ‘one off’ from Singer before they ‘lost it’ to better & cheaper machines from the far east.
Designed to be portable, this one does it in a neat & clever way, I say. And, this particular one is close to perfect.
Nothing else like it. Thanks Kay: )
This is reportedly Singers follow up to their very nice, popular & expensive 221 Featherweight from the early 50s.
In my opinion this is not an equivalent, but it is portable, lightish, (19lbs?) & has a zig-zag facility, & available for peanuts still. If you look, just make sure it is in good cosmetic & working order, with all the plastic panels intact, & you will have a very cute machine I say: )
This machine is built on a very sturdy alloy chassis & has two belt drives. Both easy & cheap to replace if necessary.
It feels very solid & smooth in operation. High speed in zig zag is the proper test….
But it isn’t designed for performance as such. Don’t think of leather/heavy denim with this machine, it’s best at regular/occasional, medium stitching. Normal household use in other words. That’s what it was designed for.
Saying that, it is also very capable of embroidery, & there are lots of inexpensive, standard Singer attachments that will fit it. Needles & bobbins are plentiful.
It is not Semi Industrial, Heavy Duty, (look on Ebay for plenty of those…) it is a simple, good quality Domestic machine. Great for a novice, beginner perhaps?