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Thread: Singer 301 A Beauty~Her name is "SMOKEY"

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    pab58, look at that baby in your avatar - so sweet. She can sew on my machine anytime or lay on my table and purr!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbird
    I have a cabinet just like this! Only mine has my very old Necchi in it. Originally had a singer. Mother replaced it for the Necchi. Not sure why. She gave it to me many many years ago! It has a stool that you can remove the seat top and has a bit of storage there. I love mine. My mother purchased it new, porbably about 60 years ago. And, I bet she was MADE IN AMERICA!!
    Humbird, I have no seat that came with it. How lucky you are to have something of your Mom's. The person that I purchased the machine from used the cabinet for a desk and knew nothing about sewing. She had no history of the machine. I do miss this part of owning an older machine.

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    I would like to thank you all for looking. I appreciate your compliments and well wishes with "Smokey". Have a great sewing weekend :)

    Peace & Blessings,
    Nancy

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    Awesome! She looks in great shape. I have a similar cabinet with a slightly different 301. the picture is from when she arived. She is a wonderful machine. Enjoy.
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    I have one just like it,bought it in 1957. Still going and has traved to quilting with me.

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    Beautiful!!

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    Very pretty....the cabinet r wonderful

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    I have a cabinet just like that. Mine came with a touch and sew. I put my Rocketeer into that cabinet. I love the way your 301 looks. I may have to try Billy's tutorial on cleaning up my 301.

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    We collect old Singers and just wanted to tell you that you did a great job of cleaning the machine up. We have found that a lot of the old staining (brown "crud") on the metal parts of these machines is the oil that they used. This one looks so good, my DH gave me permission to offer to buy it from you. He said I could even go as high as $20 for it (LOL) Just kidding. This one could easily sell for $100's of dollars. I just love it and so does my DH. You have a real treasure there.

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    WOW! The cabinet and machine both have an art deco look to them. I've never seen a cabinet like it! Beautiful.

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    Congratulations on your new 301, she's a beauty!! Congrats too on a great job of getting her up and running. It's wonderful to hear that a 301 has been saved from a life of shelf sitting and doing what she was meant to do AND is in a good home now. :) :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet Sue
    I have a chance to purchase one of these for $125. Wasn't sure if that was a good price. No cabinet or case, just the machine, but she has been completely serviced & runs perfectly. Should I get her?
    YES!! :thumbup:

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    What a beautiful find the machine & cabinet are beautiful. you will enjoy sewing on that one. Lucky you for finding this treasure.

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    Surely, you must be Irish. In any event, enjoy that wonderful machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter711
    These are before and after pics. The cabinet has not been touched ~ next week's project. It two weeks to clean and one week to get it running properly. It had a wrong part in the hook assembly and was covered in cig. smoke! Who would have thought. I have to thank Lostn51(Billy) and CabbagePatchKid (Cathy) for all their help and patience with me. All of this would not have been accomplished without them. It will be difficult to sew with her because I want her to stay just this way :roll: Each day I take a look at her and give her a pat.
    What did you use to clean this treasure with??? Looks New!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie
    We collect old Singers and just wanted to tell you that you did a great job of cleaning the machine up. We have found that a lot of the old staining (brown "crud") on the metal parts of these machines is the oil that they used. This one looks so good, my DH gave me permission to offer to buy it from you. He said I could even go as high as $20 for it (LOL) Just kidding. This one could easily sell for $100's of dollars. I just love it and so does my DH. You have a real treasure there.
    Twinkie, She was very well used but sure was loved and cared for. Just wish I could have met the woman who sewed with her! I wipe her down on the outside as soon as I oil. My husband is getting sooo jealous :-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Happy
    Congratulations on your new 301, she's a beauty!! Congrats too on a great job of getting her up and running. It's wonderful to hear that a 301 has been saved from a life of shelf sitting and doing what she was meant to do AND is in a good home now. :) :thumbup:
    Happy, I learned how to do the timing, take the whole shuttle assembly off and clean it (most important ~ how to put it back together again~). I had to purchase a second machine to find out that I had a wrong part. :idea: I will always share with anyone what I have learned.

    Happy Quilting :thumbup:
    Nancy

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    She is a beauty and that deco cabinet is gorgeous.

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    Great machine and the cabinet is fantastic.

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    She looks like she is going to be a "hard worker".

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    What did you use to clean this treasure with??? Looks New!!![/quote]

    Polly, I am just a talented woman :oops: lol . I wish I could take the credit for this :arrow: It is Lostn51 (Billy). He has done amazing tuts to restore old sewing machines ~ even does custom paint jobs. I followed his steps with his products and viola. :lol: :mrgreen: I did purchase a repair manual for this machine. It was very valuable with the issues that I had. We are very fortunate to have Billy with us :thumbup: Please PM me if you need any help in restoring a machine. Always willing to share what I have learned.
    Happy Quilting
    :-D Nancy

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    Love the art deco cabinet. Great machine

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    I've just started "dabbling" in fixing up vintage sewing machines. I have been on the lookout for a 301! What a beauty--I'm happy for you...and a little envious!

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    She is beautiful and I love the cabinet. Congratuations! :thumbup:

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    This is the first 'art deco' sewing machine cabinet I have ever seen. Gorgeous!

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