Bakelite sewing motor controller (foot pedal) for singer 221 featherweight & 301
My husband and I have owned over 1000 antique and vintage Singer sewing machines (over two hundred Featherweights and one hundred Model 301s), and along the way we have accumulated a large stock of vintage Singer parts. The parts aren’t doing anyone any good sitting in our workshop, so we have decided to send them on to where they’re needed.This is a genuine, vintage Singer sewing motor controller (foot pedal). Made from Bakelite, it uses our standard 110-120Volt U.S. household current. It has been tested on one of our Featherweights and also on one of our Model 301s, and it works perfectly. It will hold your machine steady at any speed from very slow to very fast.It has been cleaned and polished, inside and out, and is a shiny, dark-chocolate brown. It has a few nicks and scratches and the Bakelite was “nibbled” a bit along the front edge by the bracket that held it in a Singer sewing machine cabinet (bottom of photo three), but overall this device is in excellent condition. This motor controller will work perfectly on almost all Singer 221 Featherweights, some 222 Featherweights, and most Singer 301s. (Fun Fact: Singer 301 and 301A machines are identical. They just had “301” on their number badges from 1951 until 1953, when Singer added an “A” to acknowledge Anderson, South Carolina, where they were built.)Important: If your Featherweight or Model 301 has a power terminal on its right side, below the hand wheel, with three small round pins inside, this sewing motor controller will work perfectly with it. (Photo seven shows a 221 Featherweight power terminal, and photo eight shows the terminal on a 301. Please note that the machines shown in those two photos are not included in this listing.) The wiring (photo five) is new and we trimmed the rubber plug around its leading edge (photo six) so it will slide easier into the power terminal on your machine. You may have noticed the red Velcro “keeper” we used to wrap the power cords. We do this because external Singer sewing motors, like the one on a Featherweight, have a tendency to eat power cords. A loose cord can easily get caught by the motor’s V-belt and be nicked or cut. When you sew, use this “keeper” to tie off the loose wires, preventing them from getting tangled and cut by the belt. Please feel free to ask questions! We are happy to help you.You are invited to take a look at our other eBay listings. We are selling many interesting and useful sewing things.All of our goods are unconditionally guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with this item when it arrives at your home, send it back and your money will be cheerfully refunded.Thank you for looking in.
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