She is still unnamed although we know she was born November 7, 1949 in the Clydebank, Scotland factory of Kilbowie with serial number EF563501. She is missing her bobbin case so she will not be pressed into service until I am able to locate and purchase one.
I have been on the hunt for a Featherweight for some time now. I recently lost out on one on an e-Bay auction and then lost out on a white model because someone got to the seller before I could. I was beginning to think I was never going to lay my hands on one of these precious machines. That is until, tonight.
EDIT (Feb 9, 2013): My Featherweight now has a name! My husband and I have named my Featherweight, Charlotte–a Scottish girl’s name.