Today my sweet friend sold me her Singer featherweight 222K, vintage 1955. I am so excited and cannot wait to sew on her. It is amazing how light she is given her age. She is almost as old as I am. And I am not light.
Baby has no bobbins but I found a source online. She seems to purr as she sew little invisible seams. Evidently the bed extension can be removed, leaving a tiny free arm for sewing small areas. And she has the ability to drop the feed dogs. This feature was for darning, back in the day. Today it is for free-motion stitching. Amazing.
Dear friend also gave me the original manuals and retro carrying case.
Yes, I am a sewing machine nerd.