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Thread: Recognize these three?

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    Recognize these three?

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/for/3737760979.html a brother in a molded plastic case

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3728941306.html beige singer . . ? I did email her ;0)



    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3774395139.html a white (that is black! lol)

    and this one is just for 'wow' . . http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3774005664.html I'd LOVE to have him, too much dollars for me though.

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    Wow indeed. Look at that baby shine - and look at that case!!

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    The taupe Singer is a 306 swing needle. That crinkled finish is the hardest thing to keep clean, though. Definitely worth buying. And it can be treadled, too. Takes cams that are pretty readily available if you look for them.

    We had a White head like that, not the same cabinet, that the previous owner left at the house my parents bought. It was an okay machine, but the friction wheel thing added rumble to the sewing process. I sewed on it some. My mother was a Singer fan and she sold the White after a while.

    That Brother teal and cream zz, I would love to play with. I've never tried one.

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    a Rocketeer down there, too. :-) $75
    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/hsd/3770254792.html

    and tan crinkle 319W $200
    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/art/3760776115.html

    The 319W was the last of the swing needle machines. It has built-in fancy stitches plus takes cams.
    Last edited by MadCow333; 04-30-2013 at 08:49 AM.

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    oh, i recognized that one!! going to see it tomorrow!! ;0))

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    what is a swing needle?

    $200 seems like a lot for an old machine . .. especially in Gastonia!! lol

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    meant to add also, that guy - Bill - has a lot of old machines for sale, all for big prices. He has the Russian 'toy' sewing machine too . . . He's been trying to sell them all for a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    what is a swing needle?
    Swing needle means the needle can be moved left and right of the centre of its position.
    My Singers: Singer 12 MOP (1885), 2xImproved Family (1886, 1888), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), 29k58, 96k41 (1949), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 319K (1960), 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Bernina Record 530-2 (1958), Bernina 642-1 (1960)
    http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    and this one is just for 'wow' . . http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3774005664.html I'd LOVE to have him, too much dollars for me though.
    Pity, it's an absolute beauty! I wouldn't pay that much either but if I lived in the area and wanted a brand new vintage machine, that would be the pick. I have two 319s, and I really love the main one. The one in that picture isn't a 319, as it's missing the pattern cam levers (and therefore the cams). It's not a 404 either (see http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...g-machine.html)
    It looks like a 306 (same as the 319, but without the levers) See http://sewingonline.co.uk/books/SING...K22-306K23.jpg. If it comes with the cams, I'd pay $60 because of the cabinet (those drawers look really useful).

    Mike

    P.S. 306/319 take a special needle. Don't try and use a 15x1 or you'll damage it. Lots of information about this, but the machine's worth it. I found the special needles for 60 cents each and in Australia, that's unbelievably cheap :-)
    Last edited by manicmike; 04-30-2013 at 08:24 PM. Reason: Added PS
    My Singers: Singer 12 MOP (1885), 2xImproved Family (1886, 1888), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), 29k58, 96k41 (1949), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 319K (1960), 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Bernina Record 530-2 (1958), Bernina 642-1 (1960)
    http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Well, I did it! I went and bought that Rocketeer today. I gave $20 for it. It is missing the motor, the hinge plate is broken and the needle position lever is frozen. The hand we'll does turn, though. It does not have the dog out with all of the letters on it like my beat up one does. The cabinet seems pretty nice, and I think I could at least put my singer 248 in it. Hopefully I'm not in too much trouble with the husband.

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