Singer 503a cabinet

Old 11-17-2021, 10:27 PM
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Greetings! I am a new member. I have a singer 503a rocketeer. I am searching for a nice cabinet for it. My question is what other singer model cabinets will work? In other words if I get a cabinet with a 201, 301, 401, 600 in it will it fit? I have seen many different answers to this question. Thank you for any advice!
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Old 11-18-2021, 06:31 AM
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Hypothetically, most all Singer machines will fit in Singer cabinets (but not Kenmore cabinets). By that I mean that they will fit on the pins and in the holes. I learned recently that they will fit, but not always fold away. I had a 15-91 (old black Singer) in a cabinet I didn't like and a Singer 600 touch and Sew I was giving away. So, I switched a 600 to the Singer 15-91 cabinet and vice versa. The15-91 fit the cabinet just fine with no problems. The 600 fit the 15-91 cabinet, but wouldn't fold away. The machine was too tall to fold away.

I just went around and measured the machines and cabinets I could get to easily. The old black singers and my 301 are in cabinets that are 17 inches deep, with a hole of 8 1/2 inches, front to back. The cabinet originally for the 600 is 18 1/2 inches deep, with an 11 inch hole. I no longer have the 600 to measure it's height, so I can't compare it's size to the height of a 503, which is about 8 1/2 tall, as is the 15-91 and the 301. The 503 is wrapped and in storage, so I could only get an approximate height, but it appears to be the same as the other pre-touch and sew models.

I hope this helps. After all this measuring, I think the 503 will fit in any Singer cabinet from the 1940's forward.

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edit: The old black Singers have have a spacer that has to be removed to fit a newer machine, but it's easy to remove. Just turn the cabinet upside down on a table (with a pad to protect the finish) and unscrew that spacer.


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Good info, bkay.

I was thinking there was another consideration and found Rocketeer cabinet Fortunately, Macybaby's photos are still working.

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Old 11-18-2021, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bkay View Post
Hypothetically, most all Singer machines will fit in Singer cabinets (but not Kenmore cabinets). By that I mean that they will fit on the pins and in the holes. I learned recently that they will fit, but not always fold away. I had a 15-91 (old black Singer) in a cabinet I didn't like and a Singer 600 touch and Sew I was giving away. So, I switched a 600 to the Singer 15-91 cabinet and vice versa. The15-91 fit the cabinet just fine with no problems. The 600 fit the 15-91 cabinet, but wouldn't fold away. The machine was too tall to fold away.

I just went around and measured the machines and cabinets I could get to easily. The old black singers and my 301 are in cabinets that are 17 inches deep, with a hole of 8 1/2 inches, front to back. The cabinet originally for the 600 is 18 1/2 inches deep, with an 11 inch hole. I no longer have the 600 to measure it's height, so I can't compare it's size to the height of a 503, which is about 8 1/2 tall, as is the 15-91 and the 301. The 503 is wrapped and in storage, so I could only get an approximate height, but it appears to be the same as the other pre-touch and sew models.

I hope this helps. After all this measuring, I think the 503 will fit in any Singer cabinet from the 1940's forward.

bkay

edit: The old black Singers have have a spacer that has to be removed to fit a newer machine, but it's easy to remove. Just turn the cabinet upside down on a table (with a pad to protect the finish) and unscrew that spacer.

Thank you!!! I actually don't need it to fold down and hide away so this is very helpful
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Welcome aboard Andrea. Keep the questions coming.
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Old 11-19-2021, 05:52 AM
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A Singer 503 fits in the trapezoid/spinet cabinet.
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