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    Very nice and the sewing table/box is interesting.
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2688634644.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Very nice and the sewing table/box is interesting.
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2688634644.html
    I wonder what model this is? Very nice!

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    Singer 301 Tension Shaft

    I am hoping that someone will be able to help with a Singer 301 tension shaft issue. I should first start off with the machine is stitching fine! The main tension shaft opening is facing up and down versus right to left. All the tension parts that fit into the slot on the shaft have to be installed differently (the + and - signs are on the side versus at the top). Is there any easy fix to move the shaft to the correct position? I am attaching a pic of how the shaft should look (right to left for the opening). My opening is straight up and down! Any help is always appreciated!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter711 View Post
    I am hoping that someone will be able to help with a Singer 301 tension shaft issue. I should first start off with the machine is stitching fine! The main tension shaft opening is facing up and down versus right to left. All the tension parts that fit into the slot on the shaft have to be installed differently (the + and - signs are on the side versus at the top). Is there any easy fix to move the shaft to the correct position? I am attaching a pic of how the shaft should look (right to left for the opening). My opening is straight up and down! Any help is always appreciated!!
    I just had to do that on 2 machines and my 319 needs it. There is a set screw somewhere - I don't have a 301 but it is likely to the right in the body of the head. You can turn loose and then move the tension. I found helpful info here - nice to have expert help to refer to.... http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/ then look at tension mechanism. There are only a few ways those can go... You may have info in your user's manual... http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ine-manual.pdf but it is only the owners manual...
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter711 View Post
    I am hoping that someone will be able to help with a Singer 301 tension shaft issue. I should first start off with the machine is stitching fine! The main tension shaft opening is facing up and down versus right to left. All the tension parts that fit into the slot on the shaft have to be installed differently (the + and - signs are on the side versus at the top). Is there any easy fix to move the shaft to the correct position? I am attaching a pic of how the shaft should look (right to left for the opening). My opening is straight up and down! Any help is always appreciated!!
    I just had to do that on 2 machines and my 319 needs it. There is a set screw somewhere - I don't have a 301 but it is likely to the right in the body of the head. You can turn loose and then move the tension. I found helpful info here - nice to have expert help to refer to.... http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/ then look at tension mechanism. There are only a few ways those can go... You may have info in your user's manual... http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ine-manual.pdf but it is only the owners manual...
    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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    That is a real pretty 201! Nice machine - sews about anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I wonder what model this is? Very nice!
    Candace that is a Singer 9W or a replica of a Wheeler and Wilson. When Singer took over the Wheeler and Wilson factory in 1906 they continued to make the Wheeler and Wilson machines under the Singer name until all the parts for the old Wheeler and Wilson machines were used up. The serial numbers on those machines really throw you. They appear to be pre 1900 serial numbers, but they are in fact serial number from 1906 to about 1913, when the parts were used up, so the numbers are not part of the Singer numbering system. That is a great machine. The Wheeler and Wilson's in my opinion are the aristocrates of the sewing machine industry. Oh and that machine takes a special 127x1 needle or a Boye 18 just like a Wheeler and Wilson machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I just had to do that on 2 machines and my 319 needs it. There is a set screw somewhere - I don't have a 301 but it is likely to the right in the body of the head. You can turn loose and then move the tension. I found helpful info here - nice to have expert help to refer to.... http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/ then look at tension mechanism. There are only a few ways those can go... You may have info in your user's manual... http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ine-manual.pdf but it is only the owners manual...
    Well, you already have the tension off. Just turn the set screw loose in the side of the machine with the harp. Put the tension where you want it and set the screw back the way you want it. You'll have to make sure the spring is right in the whole process. Do look at that tfsr publication. It helps me to have it in my face when I'm re-assembling.
    Iris and I ran into fun when we did the 319 on Friday - the dumb 319 manual was not matching up with the order we took the thing apart or the logical way it should go. It had the flat disk between the two curved disks. It came off last so we put it back on first. We had a dickens of a time with the spring. You have to hold it just so and hold your mouth just so and have an extra hand or two and try it 5 times and it will go back together. Some times they go back together on the first try - mostly when you aren't trying to teach somebody... Oh well, Iris needed the practice. I bet she can do it in her sleep.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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