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Old 09-18-2011, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed
What a coincidence! I found a black 301 at a garage sale YESTERDAY for $10. It was sold by the lady who said she had learned to sew on it. I haven't tried it out yet, but it appears to be complete - bobbin case, a few slant attachments, carrying case, and wiring that is intact.
My friend tells me that I will like it even better than my Featherweight for piecing.
This sewing machine addiction is so much fun!
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I totally agree with your friend. I have one FW and two 301A machines. I love the FW and sew constantly on my 301A. It sews like nothing else... at 90mph! She doesn't like Isacord thread though. Funny Girl! :lol:
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cjaye44
I bought a mocha 301 on E-Bay for $56 and considered myself very fortunate. She is in pristine condition without a scratch on her...the seller did a great job on packing. It doesn't look as though it was ever used. I sent her a thank you after unpacking and told her I was surprised that it didn't go a lot higher. When she replied she said that she was very disappointed at the final price too but that other machines she had sold made up for it. At least she has a very good home with me!! I can honestly say that I prefer this 301 over my Featherweight for piecing. My only regret is that it isn't a long bed...but I'm still looking.
I also love mine for piecing vs the Featherweight. I think it has quite a bit more power.

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:38 PM
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The serial number is on the bottom near the bobbin case.It is small and imprinted just under the end
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:16 AM
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That is an excellent price.... You did good!
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:32 AM
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any one have table for a 301 or where can i buy one thanks suzieQ
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by suzieQ
any one have table for a 301 or where can i buy one thanks suzieQ
The issue is the set screws for the pivots on the back of the machine.301 normally has an attached drip pan is not designed to fit into a table. If you're determined to do so check the distance on the set screws that attach to the pivoting hing on a table- then measure it up against a table. Other options are cabinets that have a shelf that raises and lowers the machine like a car lift
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Originally Posted by writerwomen
Originally Posted by suzieQ
any one have table for a 301 or where can i buy one thanks suzieQ
The issue is the set screws for the pivots on the back of the machine.301 normally has an attached drip pan is not designed to fit into a table. If you're determined to do so check the distance on the set screws that attach to the pivoting hing on a table- then measure it up against a table. Other options are cabinets that have a shelf that raises and lowers the machine like a car lift
there is a special cradle made for the 301 to sit in a Singer
card table. about $30. also a trapezoid cabinet that a short-bed 301 will fit in. think that also has a cradle.
my trapezoid still in the shed waiting for a refinish.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:43 PM
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The serial number for a 301 starts with either NA or NB. I have 2 black 301's, the 2nd one I got was free!!
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by smitty
Originally Posted by writerwomen
Originally Posted by suzieQ
any one have table for a 301 or where can i buy one thanks suzieQ
The issue is the set screws for the pivots on the back of the machine.301 normally has an attached drip pan is not designed to fit into a table. If you're determined to do so check the distance on the set screws that attach to the pivoting hing on a table- then measure it up against a table. Other options are cabinets that have a shelf that raises and lowers the machine like a car lift
there is a special cradle made for the 301 to sit in a Singer
card table. about $30. also a trapezoid cabinet that a short-bed 301 will fit in. think that also has a cradle.
my trapezoid still in the shed waiting for a refinish.
It doesn't need a cradle for the card table, it does if you want to mount it in a cabinet.
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