Several readers have asked for more video of the Singer Walking Presser Foot 160741 "Penguin." Which presented a bit of a problem because I couldn't find the foot control and power cord for my Featherweight! It's on display in my office, but I use my slant needle 603 Touch & Sew for everyday sewing.
So I had to go spelunking in closets and the garage to find the Featherweight power cord to run a proper test. I finally located the foot control and cord in the Featherweight's case in a corner under my worktable.
I gave the Penguin a light oiling and let 'er rip. Without further ado, here's "Opus" in action:
The Penguin's walking action is a bit different than more modern walking foot attachments. The left side of the foot moves in sync with the feed dogs while the right side holds the fabric in place when the left side takes a step forward.
The Penguin is all metal and spring loaded, so it is a little noisier than modern plastic walking foot attachments. Otherwise it's smooth and efficient.
Thanks for giving me an excuse to have some more fun with this little guy!
Happy Sewing! Barbara OldSewinGear...dedicated to helping you get the most out of your old sewing gear.
OldSewinGear is the collaborative effort of retired repairman Gary and daughter Barbara. We love old sewing gear and enjoy sharing what we've learned in our vintage sewing machine adventures. We are located in Roseburg, Oregon.