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Thread: Singer 328 k manual?

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    Singer 328 k manual?

    Ifound this machine at the thrift store for $15. I am looking for a machine to do straight stitch for mending while my other machine is setup for making a quilt. However there isn't a manual with it. Does anyone know where I can get one. As you can see there is a couple of covers missing on the front but I plugged it in and ran it before I bought it so the parts must not be essential. But I do need to know how to oil, thread and do the other things that need to be done to keep it up.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
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    Oh please ignore the mess on the table. I am not a neat sewer and I use the room for too many things. Oh for a very large sewing room!!!
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    There are free manuals if you google and on the yahoo vintage singer group.

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    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals
    That is a link - just type in 328 and you should be able to get a manual.
    Looks like it does zig zag and takes disks!!!! Wow you did good! I bet once you get it up and running that machine will rock. I bet you can treadle it too. Some old Singers have knock out on the side of the base. Check the needle size.
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    I had the 327k, predecessor to this machine, for many years. Got it in 1964 as a HS graduation gift. It was very easy to use and take care of. Mine did not have the capability of taking the cams, but did a nice zigzag stitch as well as a good straight stitch. Looks like the main thing you are missing is the 'hood' over the light. Not sure if that went all the way to the 'gold' cover or if there is another piece that should be there. I think you will enjoy this machine.
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    Thank you all. I had wondered if I could treadle it too. I would love to have that ability. It does seem to be missing the light cover but I don't know if there is something else to turn the light on and off. I have tried it out with a piece of fabric with a straight stitch and it is so quiet and sews beautifully. I did find a manual and now I will oil and clean it. I am pleased with it. Man it is heavy though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbuchholz View Post
    Thank you all. I had wondered if I could treadle it too. I would love to have that ability. It does seem to be missing the light cover but I don't know if there is something else to turn the light on and off. I have tried it out with a piece of fabric with a straight stitch and it is so quiet and sews beautifully. I did find a manual and now I will oil and clean it. I am pleased with it. Man it is heavy though.
    Lynda
    To treadle you have to have room for the belt. I've seen some machines with knock out plugs - take the plug out and set the machine in a treadle. I don't know if that one does or not. Heavy isn't a bad thing - it won't bounce off your table while you are sewing.
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    Lynda, I treadle a Singer 328k. This machine is rather light compared to some other machines.
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    that is a beauty! You did good! My Wards Signature was made at about the same time as this machine I bet. Similar features. And Wilma (Wards machine) sews very quietly. I can sew at night and not keep anyone awake.
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    I see the knock outs are on the front - I was looking on the side - it will be a nice one to treadle.
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