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    Old 05-28-2022, 07:29 AM
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    Default Saved a Singer 201-3 from the dump today

    Picked up a free (Made in Great Britain) 1950 Singer Centennial 201-3 in a V3 No. 40 cabinet this morning. You don't see many 201's that aren't 201-2's in this area......especially free ones! It was headed for the dump....as a matter of fact the truck that was going to haul it to the dump arrived right after I did! SAVE!
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    Old 05-28-2022, 12:31 PM
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    wow, what a nice machine! Great save, it would have been heartbreaking if that wound up in the dump.
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    Old 05-28-2022, 12:43 PM
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    What a great save! Tell me what makes a 201-3 different from a -2. And a centennial badge too!

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    Old 05-28-2022, 01:02 PM
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    Originally Posted by JoeJr
    What a great save! Tell me what makes a 201-3 different from a -2. And a centennial badge too!
    Correction: Since this machine is from Great Britain it's model number actually appears to be a 201K3.

    See this link for the different 201 model distinctions.
    https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/201

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    Old 05-28-2022, 01:30 PM
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    I just can't believe anyone would put a machine like that in the trash. I just can't believe it. Now that said, I rescued a Singer 15 , a Singer 329 and an Elna Star series from the street. All needed work, but still, the idea that any of them was left for the trash collectors is astonishing to me.
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    Old 05-28-2022, 04:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by 1.41
    I just can't believe anyone would put a machine like that in the trash. I just can't believe it. Now that said, I rescued a Singer 15 , a Singer 329 and an Elna Star series from the street. All needed work, but still, the idea that any of them was left for the trash collectors is astonishing to me.
    Agreed.

    BTW, with the quick addition of a spoked hand wheel, a hand crank, and a bentwood case.....and suddenly my free 201K3 has transformed into a 201K4!!
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    Old 05-28-2022, 05:45 PM
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    very nice switch.

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    Old 05-29-2022, 03:36 AM
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    Great save! People who don't know what treasures the 201's are really need people like you around!
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    Old 05-29-2022, 04:50 AM
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    Originally Posted by 1.41
    I just can't believe anyone would put a machine like that in the trash. I just can't believe it. Now that said, I rescued a Singer 15 , a Singer 329 and an Elna Star series from the street. All needed work, but still, the idea that any of them was left for the trash collectors is astonishing to me.
    Same, here. I can't believe how wasteful people are. We had trash cleanup day a few weeks ago, hubby was supposed to help but couildn't and someone was tossing an old Singer in the bentwood case. Luckily, another neighbor working the pickup took it home, but darn, I could've had it.
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