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Old 01-10-2020, 07:01 AM
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You have to just love it!! I can't wait to see what you do with it. Restoring it will be an act of great love. Congratulations on this new vintage machine.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:39 PM
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Thank you everyone! Yep juliasb, I do love it! I'm looking forward to restoring it. I'll keep you all updated. It's going to be a little while before I can start, company coming and other things have to be done first.

Just like with the 27-Pheasant, yes I went back and got her too, if you see anything from the pictures that I should address first or right away, don't hesitate to let me know. I welcome all tips and suggestions.

I've got the manuals saved to download, but I'm sure I'm going to have all sorts of questions.

Off to clean the house!
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:43 PM
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WIchix and Janey, I don't know if this photo will help identifying the table. I've looked at the ismacs site and can't identify it.
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:52 PM
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The first thing I noticed was the large throat space! Are you planning to use it for machine quilting?
Congratulations- it's a beauty!
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:11 PM
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What Janey and WIChix are talking about is a Singer cabinet 304 or 306. Apparently, they are not common. I didn't understand what they were talking about either, so started searching. This will explain it:

Apparently, the 304 is wider than the 306, which, apparently, you and WIChix both have. Janey is commenting that the table was probably sold with a Singer 101 sewing machine originally.

I've never seen one of those tables, so I originally thought the one you had was missing the fold out leaf.

Congrats on the machine.


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Old 01-10-2020, 06:10 PM
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What bkay said. I may have seen one or the other in real life, once. I may have seen one or the other on Craigslist a few times. I am kind of surprised that ismacs doesn't list the 306 cabinet. The 306 cabinet can be seen in the 101 manual which can be found at

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Old 01-11-2020, 07:37 AM
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I've looked at those cabinets on ismacs and I still don't see one like this one. Difference being, it doesn't have a fold-out leaf and the drawer/door is on the side.

If not today (company coming), I'll try and get more detailed pictures of the cabinet, the top, sides, etc. and start a new thread. And if I don't get it posted tomorrow, the storm that's headed this direction will be just as bad as what they're predicting and we'll have lost electricity.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:42 AM
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Yup, 306 cabinet!
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:49 AM
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See, You'll need a hand crank tonight. Quick go buy 1 or 6.

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Old 01-13-2020, 09:27 AM
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Little tip
The wheel for my bobbin threader was trashed. and i had no time to order another
I cut a 1/4'' wide strip of leather. and applied contact cement to the wheel and the leather, let it sit for 5 minutes. then put the leather on the wheel. then trimmed it to length
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