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Thread: My nice neighbor

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    Senior Member wolf3349's Avatar
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    I havn,t taken any pictures yet --but my neighbor just gave me a Singer 306-k today. He said he just wanted it out of the way. It looks to be in great shape--just some dust from sitting for years. It is in the cabinet also.The cabinet is in good shape (it is a blonde cabinet)
    I will try to post pictures when I get time.
    Does anyone know about how old it is?

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    Nice neighbor! Have fun cleaning her up and making her purrr.

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    Find your machine's serial number and then look it up at:

    http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers

    Will tell you the year it was made, where it was made, and how many machines were manufactured.

    Christine

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    Wow, have fun with the machine!

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    Thank you all for the help.Made in 1955--

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    What a nice gift. Happy dance for you!

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    Congrats on the machine!
    Here is a link to further information on the Singer 306.
    http://reocities.com/Heartland/estat...g_sing306.html
    Take note that this machine requires a different needle, a Singer 206X13.

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    Oh most lovely.

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    NICE :)

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    Nice gift.

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    What a sweet neighbor.

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    I thank you for all the information on my new machine.

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    New Old Stock (NOS) needles for the 206 needle system can be pretty expensive when you find them.

    Modern repros are made in sizes 12 and 14 sharps and Jenny at sew-classic.com carries them at about the best price around.

    I think it's a normal low shank attachment and it takes the same flat cams as many later Singer models, (the Stylist was one line, if I remember correctly) so if you look on eBay for cam and attachment sets, you can pick them up for a song. You don't want the sets that went with the 400-700 series Slant-O-Matic or Touch & Sew's - those will be slant shank and "top hat" style cams. You want the flat cams. :)

    I bought a bunch of different ones to go with my 316G - it's similar to your 306, but mine is de-electrified to run in a treadle. :)

    Hope you have fun with it!

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