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    Senior Member tedytrser's Avatar
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    I just got her for 80.00 She is in her original cabinet has all her parts and she runs. She even has her manual that says she was born in 1934. I haven't named her yet.
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    Nice! Let us see a picture of her!!

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    Lucky you!! I have a hard time thinking of names for mine.

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    Congratulations! Best of luck with her.

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    way to go.

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    She looks very modern for that age (but lovely all the same), are you sure the manual isn't for an older machine?

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    She is very pretty.

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    Nice, but what's her serial number? I've never seen a 66 that was anything but black...

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    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    She looks very modern for that age (but lovely all the same), are you sure the manual isn't for an older machine?
    That was my first thought too. You can get the serial number off the machine and check it out by that.

    That looks like a good hard working machine. Those mechanical machines never stop, like the energizer bunny.

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    It has the wrong manual for it - you have a 319! :)

    The "typewriter keys" for selecting the stitches is the indication that this is the 319. It's in the same "family" as the 206 and 306.

    It takes 206x13 needles which are available as modern stock only in sizes 12 & 14. You can sometimes find new old stock in other sizes, but they will likely be pricey.

    It takes ordinary low-shank attachments and the flat type of disks for additional stitch designs.

    This machine was made in black, green or tan - and possibly white?

    I have a German-made 316 which fits into this family except that it takes the standard 15x1 needle. It's a treadle, at the moment, so that I can sew even during power outages. :)

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    I own 2, 319's and like a poster said above the manual you have is NOT for this machine. There are free 319W manuals available if you google. I hope you got all the embroidery discs with the machine. It's a fun machine. I've refurbished both of mine and they're great.

    You can also get the needles in size #16 I believe.

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    Also for 80.00, and cabinet with all her stuff - you got a heck of a deal! 80.00 for a 66-6 is waaaaaay to much money. They made millions upon millions of 66's. Not so many 319's.

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    Well, as the other posters have said, you have a 319. Now you will just have to go get a model 66 to go with your manual :wink: :-D No sense letting that manual go to waste! :mrgreen:

    Here is a cute YouTube video showing a 319 converted to work in a treadle cabinet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7PVL...E82789647888E5

    After watching that video I added a 319 to my "wish list". I found one on Craigslist a couple of months ago!!

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    I think the older white machines are so pretty! How about Lily - as in Lily White?

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    That is a pretty machine. Don't forget to oil it the first thing. I don't recall seeing one of these before, good for you. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    She looks very modern for that age (but lovely all the same), are you sure the manual isn't for an older machine?
    Not really sure have to research more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    Also for 80.00, and cabinet with all her stuff - you got a heck of a deal! 80.00 for a 66-6 is waaaaaay to much money. They made millions upon millions of 66's. Not so many 319's.
    So, I got a good friend then

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Well, as the other posters have said, you have a 319. Now you will just have to go get a model 66 to go with your manual :wink: :-D No sense letting that manual go to waste! :mrgreen:

    Here is a cute YouTube video showing a 319 converted to work in a treadle cabinet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7PVL...E82789647888E5

    After watching that video I added a 319 to my "wish list". I found one on Craigslist a couple of months ago!!
    Oh that is my new friend!!! Thanks

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    With the manual, you have bait for a 66! :D

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    I have her twin sister - just got her today!

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    WOW Cool!

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    The name Grace comes to mind....
    Enjoy her and your find....
    I am envious of you :hunf: :hunf:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    She looks very modern for that age (but lovely all the same), are you sure the manual isn't for an older machine?
    My thoughts also. She looks younger than that age!! Still beautiful, no matter how old she is!

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