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Thread: What is this sewing machine? "Centennial" model 301 weighs a ton...

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    I got this for 15 dollars at a yard sale this past summer and my friend and I are trying to get it running. Can't find info on it to get a manual...Singer refers to this one: "a 301 Centennial SINGER" but this isn't it.
    Here are pictures....if I can get it running it will be a work horse...it's a very basic machine and seems almost industrially fast!

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    Husqvarna Viking had a Centennial machine in 1972. This might be what it is.

    Font of knowledge of all vintage machines is Billy...Lostn51, he might have the answer for you.

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    Either Singer or Husquvana would have their name on the machine. That is not a Singer serial number, either.

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    Ask Billy on lostn51....he may be able to help!

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    This very well may be one of those Japanese type clones they made. NOT a singer.

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    Its a badged machine that was made in Japan. If you look under the bed and on the side of the bed there should be a JA and a JC number, I need those number to nail down the manufacturer.

    But this machine has nothing to do with either Husky or Singer.

    Billy

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    I have this

    I picked up a machine almost identical to this at the flea market. Fortunately mine is in good working order. Actually I just bought a new bobbin case for mine. I bought a universal bobbin case from ebay and it fit perfect. When I get home I will try to post a photo of my machine. I didn't look at the model number of mine, but it looks just like yours. If you find a place to get the parts, please let me know.

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    I just bought this very machine tonight. Mine has only one number on it and it is 20251. Under the base, ther is O W 1 etched in the metal. I was hoping to find the manual but I think that's a long shot. When I bought it from a classified ad it said Centennial so I assumed it was Singer. The man said he bought it for his wife 20 years ago and she used it once and put it away. I would love to know more about this machine other than it was made in Taiwan. Like how to thread it properly! If anyone has any info please share! TY!

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