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Old 03-25-2023, 10:54 AM
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...as to what this is? One of my enablers, er...I mean sisters, picked this up for me before it went in the trash. Unfortunately she didn't take a picture of it out of the table, and now it's locked up in a storage unit waiting for me to make a 10hr one way drive...

I am intrigued by what looks to be a bar running from just to the left of the presser foot lift lever over to behind some bracket holding the motor and light maybe? I've seen bars like that on industrials.
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Old 03-25-2023, 04:11 PM
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I can't wait to see the other side. I bet you will know what it is then. The mystery will remain unless you can convince her to go back and take another picture....maybe even get the serial number. Your sisters are so nice to you or is that for you? "smile" It's interesting that it has two spool holders on top.

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Old 03-25-2023, 04:12 PM
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I'm going to guess 306 ...
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Old 03-25-2023, 04:34 PM
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I've not seen a 306, only pictures of the operator side.

I didn't even know she had a storage unit. And unless it's in her back yard I can't ask her to go back just so I can have a picture.
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Originally Posted by JoeJr
I've not seen a 306, only pictures of the operator side.

I didn't even know she had a storage unit. And unless it's in her back yard I can't ask her to go back just so I can have a picture.
https://offerup.com/item/detail/611732128

Look at the last 2 pictures.

Looks like a fun machine.
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I thought it was a knee lift, too. and yes it is a 306. The arm evidently moves (swings) the needle. Interestingly enough I have one and haven't really messed with it. See also the manual on where to oil at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/58...page=18#manual

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Yes, it's a 306. One of Singer's all time great machines. This one looks like it's in fine shape, that even looks like a new belt.

One of the more intriguing things about this line of machines, the 206, 306, 319 and 320 are the parts that move on the outside of the machine. This arm moves the mechanism that swings the needle for the zig zag and embroidery stitches. It's attached to another mechanism on the front that's a fork that moves back and forth to move the needle bar. You can just see the back of that fork mechanism just below the end of the arm. There is a dial that spins that holds the removable cam and the cam follower, also on the outside of the machine moves up and down in the cam. These moving parts on the outside of the machines is one of things I love about these machines.
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Originally Posted by 1.41
Yes, it's a 306. One of Singer's all time great machines. This one looks like it's in fine shape, that even looks like a new belt.

One of the more intriguing things about this line of machines, the 206, 306, 319 and 320 are the parts that move on the outside of the machine. This arm moves the mechanism that swings the needle for the zig zag and embroidery stitches. It's attached to another mechanism on the front that's a fork that moves back and forth to move the needle bar. You can just see the back of that fork mechanism just below the end of the arm. There is a dial that spins that holds the removable cam and the cam follower, also on the outside of the machine moves up and down in the cam. These moving parts on the outside of the machines is one of things I love about these machines.
Well, great. Now I need one of these, too... It should take the 206x13 needle, too. if I remember right, a Universal Needle can be set a little lower to compensate.
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Originally Posted by AlZilla
Well, great. Now I need one of these, too... It should take the 206x13 needle, too. if I remember right, a Universal Needle can be set a little lower to compensate.
No, you are probably thinking of the 20x1. The 206x13 needle is shorter both in length and from eye to point. You can read about them on this thread 206x13 needles and the picture of the needles in post 5 https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...edle-comps.jpg

There are some that will retime the machine to be able to use 15x1, but my personal and some others is to leave the timing alone and use the needles that it is supposed to use. Granted you do not have the many point types and sizes available in the correct system needles, but that is why we have several machines to use. That way you can use a variety of machines for the purpose that they are best at.

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Thank you everyone for your input! There's a cardboard box sitting in the cabinet, I'm hoping there are some needles, bobbins, etc in it. We'll see, and I'll report back, although it might be awhile.
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