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I'm interested in sewing machines from 1932. Any make or model. SHOW ME THE PICTURE! thanks
Sooo....or seeeewwwwww.....what is the difference between the 301, 401, 501, 402, 403 and 503 machines??? Does each one use cams? Did each one have an added feature? There is a 402 in a cabinet for sale on our local "for sale" group and I didn't even know they made a 402!! Just trying to sort out these models and if I truly still want a 301 or would something else be just as nice. I already have a 401. Thanks for any help.
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Got a chance to go to town today, so went into a little sewing machine shop there just to check and see if they might have needles for my new girl. Told him I thought I needed 20x1. Just about fell over when he went over to some little drawers and came back with some needles. I had taken the needle from the machine with me so we compared and sure enough. So bought a couple. Got word this morning that sew-classic had mailed my belt. So should be all set to go when it gets here. Worked with cotton balls an sewing oil and got it cleaned up. Can't even say it was dirty only used a small handful of cotton. I feed her some oil and everything spins sooo smooth and the peddle just seems to glide. What a difference the feel was and I thought it was good before the oil.
While hitting second hand stores the other day I found a bag that had a shuttle and a couple of bobbins in it. They won't work. Shuttle is to short & neither of the two bobbins are the right ones. Am thinking they belong to a Singer machine. So will need to keep hunting for bobbins!!
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Differences between the Singer 500 and the Singer 503 machines - a link to a post I made on this topic a while back. I don't know about a 402 - 301 is a different beast sort of - it has the slant needle but the bobbin is vertical - the 404 is straight sew with a drop in bobbin like the 401 - I think the 404 is a good beginner's machine - pretty goof proof.
Needle threads front to back - bobbin is out front and drop in.
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If I find one reasonably priced, I might just have to pick one of them up. Everyone is making them sound so good! The "modern" styling might be growing on me, just wish they were some other color than tan--always seemed kind of blah.
Adding: Looks like I was slow on the draw. Very informative post Miriam, I think I missed that one.
Last edited by Bennett; 12-12-2011 at 04:27 PM.
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