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Thread: Just bought a Singer 301a on ebay!

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    It was insured-I will contact the sender and let them know what happened and see what comes of it. It is just a shame that it messed up some of the beauty of the machine :(

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    It didn't come with a manual! I can't even figure out how to pull up the bobbin thread or even how to remove the bobbin case. Anyone esle have one of these beauties who can offer suggestions?

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    I love your 301a! I got one a while back on Ebay also. I lucked up and got it for $65, including shipping. Mine is also in a case but it is a short-bed. I am hoping to get it serviced soon and start sewing on in.

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    Hi there should be a little lever on the bobbin case itself pull it out and the case should come out. I used to sew on my Mom's 301 that was 30 years ago so i am pretty sure thats how you do it. I know you have to put the presser foot down. than turn the wheel to lower the needle and bring it up and pull and the bobbin thread should come up.
    I sure made the biggest mistake when I sold my moms 301 after she died because I had a new singer and never thought I would use the 301. Mistake. good luck with yours.
    Marg

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    My 301 and featherweights are my favorite machines. My 301 is in a cabinet and sewing with it makes me smile, it's a great machine. I got mine from a Craigslist add, drove 100 miles to get it. Enjoy your super machine!

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    iif it is used for quilting think it is a walking foot.
    I just found a 301a and didn't know what it was.
    In a nearby town, called and going back and get it for $30!

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    a singer feather weight weights 11 lbs and a 301 14 lbs

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    I have a black 301A with all the attachments. I love it. It sits next to my black FW.

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    I have both, the 301 and FW's. I too prefer the 301. Love tha old vintage machines. To bad they don't make them like that anymore.

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