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

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    Beautiful, and congratulations on finding the 301. I'm on the lookout for a black one too, and I love your cabinet.

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    Gorgeous before the cleaning, really gorgeous afterwards. Love the cabinet too. You are very lucky.

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    WOW - she looks fantastic! What a great job you did.

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    That is wonderful.

    Can you tell those of us who know nothing about older Singers, how old it is etc?

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    Want! :)

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    Sooooo pretty!

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    What a gorgeous machine!

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    WOW!!! How old is she? What did you use on the head to clean her? I have 2 FWs & would like them to look like that. I'm just scared of using something that might hurt the finnish.

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    smokey is really cool.

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    She looks ready to go. And that cabinet is so unusual. It looks Art Deco to me. They are both beauties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32
    Surely, you must be Irish. In any event, enjoy that wonderful machine.
    Only half Irish. I have won the last two Fab Shop Hops and now I find this cabinet and machine :!: I think I best buy a lottery ticket without delay :?

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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.
    Twinkie, I take this as a high compliment coming from people that collect vintage machines. This is my first one. I never thought I would be doing this. The Quilting Board gave me the "bug" :!: Thank you for commenting.
    May you have many years with your treasured machines.

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    Beautiful cabinet and...drool...gorgeous machine:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaLola
    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!
    Don't be envious ~ everyone will have a turn ~ it was just my turn. Yours is coming.

    Happy Quilting :thumbup:

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    What a beauty ! Well done for the restoration.

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    Redpurselady, it that a 221 or 222 in your avatar (can't tell from the picture)? She sure is a beauty. I love the custom look (for the machines that the original finish was damaged or badly worn), but I still think the originals are beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by redpurselady
    She is a beauty and that deco cabinet is gorgeous.

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    She is beautiful!!!!! I love mine, but mine is tan colored instead of black!

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    Yes you done a great job .

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

    Polly, I used Goop to clean the outside. It is a waterless "NON PUMICE" hand cleaner. Only use a non pumice cleaner. It has no abrasive to it. I put it on cotton balls and wiped off with cotton balls. I used no wax dental floss and Q tips on hard to reach areas. The dental floss worked great on all the threading section. I put two coats of car wax that contains canuba (spelling?). Then I wiped it down with Scotts Liquid Gold and " Viola". If you can't find the Goop, please send me a PM with your address and I will mail it to you. I found it at Walmart. Don't forget the inside of the machine to make sure you hear the beautiful hmmmm! Billy's tuts are what I followed. Please let me know if you need any other help!

    Good luck,
    Nancy

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    Thats a Beauty

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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.
    Beautiful :thumbup:

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    Beautiful! and a gorgeous cabinet too.

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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?
    I bought my 301 in the same cabinet as Smokey. I paid $85 for the set up and it came with all kinds of attachments. If it is cherry, maybe, but I really think you can find one at a better price. They are so easy to clean up and lubricate. Mine didn't need any wiring, but I did need to buy a new foot pedal because the original is stuck in the cabinet. It has a knee bar that operates the foot pedal, but to use it in a class, I needed one I could take with me!

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    Smokey is a beauty and the cabinet is gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie
    Redpurselady, it that a 221 or 222 in your avatar (can't tell from the picture)? She sure is a beauty. I love the custom look (for the machines that the original finish was damaged or badly worn), but I still think the originals are beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by redpurselady
    She is a beauty and that deco cabinet is gorgeous.
    Twinkie, my "Ruby Jewel" is a 221 (1946). I also have Libby (1956), a 221 in her original condition. Love my FWs!

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