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Look what I got! A 301A! and is anything missing from this picture???

Look what I got! A 301A! and is anything missing from this picture???

Old 11-25-2017, 04:30 PM
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Yesterday was the 1/2 off day at Goodwill, which includes the furniture only store right around the corner from my house,where they sell sewing machines in cabinets!!! I got a 301A in its cool little table that it clicks into, and a dual table that holds a serger on one side and a machine on the other for $19.50. (Insert heavenly music chord here.)
So, the big question is- is there anything missing from the bobbin area? Besides a bobbin. What kind do these babies use, anyway?

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And here's a picture of the whole thing.
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And this is the way it attaches to the cabinet, for those who have never seen it before. It lays in the tray and the clip (yellow arrow) holds it in, and you just press to release.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:45 PM
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Wow, you got a great early Christmas gift from Santa !!! I love using my 301. It's a wonderful machine. The bobbins are the same as the Featherweight.
Soooo happy for you!! Have fun!
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That is a great score!!!
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
The bobbins are the same as the Featherweight.
Soooo happy for you!! Have fun!
Do you know where is the best place to buy them? And are they the type D?
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:10 PM
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I love my 301A! You got yours for a steal!

The bobbins should be either Singer #45785 or #A1225 (the website says they are alternate part numbers).

Looking at the photo, you have the bobbin case, and I don't see anything missing, so you should be good to go

Looking up the part number reminds me that I needed to find a new walking foot, since a piece of mine broke recently (still usable, but the plastic is a little brittle, so I should replace it before I need it!)
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:21 PM
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Congratulations on a great machine! You must be so happy and it looks to be in fine condition. I have bought bobbins from Nova Montgomery's Featherweight website as it is the same bobbin as the Featherweight. https://www.novamontgomery.com/
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:14 AM
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What a bargain!
https://singer-featherweight.com/search?q=301+bobbins
I bought my bobbins, FMQ foot and replacement bobbin winder tire from Aprils1930sshoppe which is now The Featherweight Shop. If you like a lot of bobbins, I'd purchase the ten pack of repros and a three pack of original ones. My machine seems to like originals for FMQ and reproduction ones for anything else.
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Boy did you score good!!!
Even at paying the original price was good!
Love,love my 301's too as well as the FWs.... enjoy it!
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Originally Posted by themadpatter View Post
Do you know where is the best place to buy them? And are they the type D?
I don't know where you can get them, sorry. I would ask the vintage machine shop here on the board. They are very helpful. I haven't had to buy them because my machines came with some.
OH- The Featherweight Shop is a great website. Loads of info and very nice people to do business with.
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These are good. I don't know if any seller test their bobbins individually anymore, but this is one of more reputable places to buy from.
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