My newest 301 addition

Old 11-11-2011, 09:48 AM
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I bought this black 301 this week in a sad cabinet. I had to disassemble the hook as it was wrapped in thread, re-time it, then disassemble the tension and clean. The machine wasn't too dirty, but there was goop all over it. I think the prior owner used to put tape on it as reminders or something! Anyway, some paint chips etc. for its age, but it works great now after about 4 hours of TLC. Also, a family photo of the 3, 301's I have. I feel kind of guilty for having 3 of them now!!! But, 301's seem to have turned into my 'specialty' and refurbishing 3 of them has taught me a lot.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:37 PM
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Oh, you did a beautiful job. I am green with envy looking at your three beautiful 301's.

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Those look great! I bet you HAVE learned a lot working on those. I know the more I do the more I learn. Seems like each machine has it's own peculiar set of issues to resolve - it's better than working on a puzzle. I wonder how much the handle on the top of the 301 is like the handle on the 319? Weren't they from the same time period?
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These are such a beautiful machine with the clean lines.....love your triplets!
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by miriam
Those look great! I bet you HAVE learned a lot working on those. I know the more I do the more I learn. Seems like each machine has it's own peculiar set of issues to resolve - it's better than working on a puzzle. I wonder how much the handle on the top of the 301 is like the handle on the 319? Weren't they from the same time period?
Yes, the handles are the same I think. Just the color would be different:>
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:20 PM
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Three lovely ladies!!!!!
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I have 2 of the 2toned ones and I have had an opportunity to buy a beautiful black one in a mint table but it is 4 hours away and I haven't been able to get it...for $40...but I hope she will find a good home...
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I love my 301s. They sew so beautifully.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:06 PM
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Awesome!! I have also been bitten by the "301" bug.
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Also, a family photo of the 3, 301's I have. I feel kind of guilty for having 3 of them now!!!
Don't feel guilty that you have a measly 3 of them ....I can see from the picture that you are being deprived of having a two tone 301 so you need to get on the ball and start searching for one (or two) of the two tone machines. I have seven 301's . They are easy to find on Craigslist if you just keep looking.
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Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
Awesome!! I have also been bitten by the "301" bug.

Don't feel guilty that you have a measly 3 of them ....I can see from the picture that you are being deprived of having a two tone 301 so you need to get on the ball and start searching for one (or two) of the two tone machines. I have seven 301's . They are easy to find on Craigslist if you just keep looking.
WOW, 7!! Guess I don't feel too bad then after all! :>
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