It's a Singer 301a - not a featherweight, but "related" to a featherweight. It sews just as beautifully but is a bit heavier and clunkier. From what I understand it's more heavy duty but I'm still learning about these machines. I'm so thrilled to have it ! I plugged it in at the store but you never know if it "runs" but doesn't stitch...I was so happy when I got it home and tried it out and it stitches!!! Yay!