|Tension Adjustment for the Genie
for now, see the 700 T&S tension adjustment guide
|The Free Stuff
when first received
Gosh - isn't it just a site to behold
As of 8/4/08
Down to a bear frame
|Repair & Adjustments
|Parts for the Genie
|I really don't recall when the Genie first made its debut, but do believe the early 70's, perhaps 1972
The 353 was introduced first, followed by the 354 shortly after, making the 353 model somewhat short lived
Again, I really don't recall, and while the schematic provides some help on this, do think the 354 may have an additional pattern added to the machines selections. The 354 has 4 patterns,
plus the normal straight stitch, for a total of 5 different stitches:
blind hem - multi zigzag/mending - variable zigzag (for a lack of what it really is) & zigzag
Anyway...the Genie was, in my opinion, Singers come back machine answer to the ever renown Featherweight 221
Light weight, completely portable, incorporated with its own carrying case, the perfect come back to a 221
However, the Genie didn't really take off like a 221 Featherweight, and even by today's standards, still do not think the Genie has the popularity of the 221. Perhaps someday it might, but
I really doubt you will ever see a Genie up for auction on any site for $350 to $500 like the Featherweight 221.
The Genie, properly adjusted, is smooth running, versatile, compact, lightweight, and just overall a fun machine.
Great for travel use like the 221, but offers greater versatility over the 221 due to its built in patterns & stitch offerings.
Just my thoughts & comments on the Genie series machine. I longed to own one, and now have one in my collection.