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Again, does anyone know - is the 306 a different size machine than the 319? The 66 cabinet - the one that now has a 127 - is from 1914. Maybe, your 1893 cabinet is different?
Does anyone have both a 306 and a 319 to measure them for me? I'd hate to give this cabinet away to find it won't work. My friend is not good at modifying things!
Last edited by BoJangles; 01-31-2013 at 08:42 AM.
I am thinking that the 1893 cabinet is different. I currently have the 306M mounted in the Purple Passion #40 Singer cabinet. I have not tested it to see if it drops down in the cabinet as I currently have the wood screws in my purse awaiting the next trip to the hardware store to see if they have the right size.
"The 201-2 is a great machine for quilting and other large projects. The potted motor doesn't lack anything for power. We're making a list of machines that are "keepers" and our 201-2 is at the top of the list. It's a very good machine.
Make sure how the one you're looking at is wired. They both use the same 3 prong cord connector block, but the portables are wired differently than the cabinet machines. Look at the rear of the cord block and make sure there isn't two wires cut off. If there is it was a cabinet model and will need to be rewired to prevent electrical problems.
It's fairly easy to fix, you just need to make sure.
Thanks, Joe for the information. It will work without the base to put it in, won't it? If I need a base for it, I'll have to try and find someone to make one for me. I don't think I could make one myself. I'm handier at cutting fabric than I am of wood. And the hubby isn't that handy at all with the wood.
I'm thinking that it would cost between $23 and 30 something to get the control and cord from sew-classic. I'll have to see what they say today as to what they want for the machine, and if they can tell if the motor works.
I'm celebrating today because I finally completed my Willcox and Gibbs Restoration...sews really well now (see my thread on pedal restoration for those interested).
Very nice! I would love to see a thread with the details of that process. it looks awesome!
Really a nice restoration Dan.
Glenn W. Cleveland
I honestly don't know if the4 201 will work without a case or a cabinet. I'd check mine but it's burried under stuff and I can't get to it.
Somewhere in the vintage machine thread I posted a link to a place that sells sewing machine cases. A bit expensive, but they'll work. That thread is on the first page still ... I think.