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Thread: Singer 306M questions

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    A little off-topic, I know, but here is an old photo of my MUTT set up with the solid top on it. I was experimenting with oxygen tubing for a belt. (Didnít like it.)

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    Finally pics of the 306m

    I am soooo in love with this sewing machine. Project for the day will to bring a cabinet in for her. She has her nicks and dings, needs oiling and greasing and a new motor belt. The lugged motor belt was literally falling apart. Does anyone know if I can use a regular V belt on her (which I have)? I am sure that the foot controller is not original to this sewing machine but I rather like it much better. She still has a needle and I am going to remove and measure it to see if it is the correct 206x13 size. I can't find a free manual on line so will likely "bite the bullet" and buy one.

    I am still perplexed by this sewing machine's serial number of MB695187. I did find a list of Singer factory locations at this link http://www.sewshop.com/date-your-machine.html. So the big question is, was this machine produced in Monza, Italy? Perhaps that is why the place of manufacture is obviously hacked off?

    BTW, pics are before cleaning.
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    You can use any belt that fits and doesn't create too much tension for the motor. Lots of Singer's records were destroyed in a fire, I believe, so it's possible you'll never know it's history in total. But by that site, it does say Italy.. But, that is so weird that it was scratched out like that!! Maybe someone didn't like their trip to Italy. LOL!

    It may be decades since the needle was changed, so put a new one in;>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I am soooo in love with this sewing machine. Project for the day will to bring a cabinet in for her. She has her nicks and dings, needs oiling and greasing and a new motor belt. The lugged motor belt was literally falling apart. Does anyone know if I can use a regular V belt on her (which I have)? I am sure that the foot controller is not original to this sewing machine but I rather like it much better. She still has a needle and I am going to remove and measure it to see if it is the correct 206x13 size. I can't find a free manual on line so will likely "bite the bullet" and buy one.

    I am still perplexed by this sewing machine's serial number of MB695187. I did find a list of Singer factory locations at this link http://www.sewshop.com/date-your-machine.html. So the big question is, was this machine produced in Monza, Italy? Perhaps that is why the place of manufacture is obviously hacked off?

    BTW, pics are before cleaning.
    Here is a free manual. http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...ff8e037f58.pdf

    Nancy

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    Thank you ever so much Nancy. I spent a lot of time looking for a free one.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Nice looking machine Caroline.

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    I am printing out a couple manuals, too. I took the top off a Singer cabinet and put it on a treadle base that was missing the cabinet - nope it doesn't quite fold up but it works fine. Not a huge sewing area but enough.
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    Thanks CD. Today I will be bringing in the treadle irons and the wood top. I have a friend who can route out larger mounting holes for the 306 to mount her on the top. Once I receive the 206x13 needles I hope to be off and treadling.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Thanks CD. Today I will be bringing in the treadle irons and the wood top. I have a friend who can route out larger mounting holes for the 306 to mount her on the top. Once I receive the 206x13 needles I hope to be off and treadling.
    Caroline,

    Where are you getting your 206-13 needles?

    Joe

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    The nice thing about that type of rig - you can change out the bobbin without using the slide plate
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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