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Thread: singer model 301 questions

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    I have a Singer model 301 made in simanco with 170127 after simanco. It is the only number i can find on the sewing machine other than the model number. I am curious to how old it is and what it is worth. It is part of a small sewing table where the machine folds under the table top to store away. Im sorry i do not know a lot about these machines and i could not find a serial number any where. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Super Member thepolyparrot's Avatar
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    The serial number will probably start with an NA or an NB and it will be stamped into the underside of the frame in letters about 1/8" tall or less.

    This machine was one of the first of the slant needle machines and it's good for straight-stitching and free-motion quilting.

    What they're worth is hard to say - pretty much whatever someone is willing to pay you. :) It's going to depend upon what part of the country you're in, how many vintage machine fanatics there are around you and how many vintage machines are commonly available. :)

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    Thanks, i found the serial number. I had to take it out of the holder from the table. It is NA 046501

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    You have a 1951 model. Sinmanco is the SINger MAchine COmpany. I love my 301. She pieces and FMQs wonderfully.

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    I have to agree with above...I have a 1951 Black 301 and a 1954 tri toned tan/beige 301A and boy do I love sewing with both and I could never master FMQ with my modern machine but I find doing it on the 301's for whatever reason makes it so much easier for me though I'm still learning...I'm doing better on the older machines.

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