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Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

Old 09-02-2014, 12:18 AM
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If the model number isn't listed on the machine you can find it with the serial number.
ISMACS has a list here: http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html
You can also call Singer with your serial# and they will tell you the model# and year manufactured. Once you're sure of your model# you may find a free manual here: http://www.singerco.com/support/instruction-manuals
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:36 AM
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Yes it is a Singer 223 - I like it because it has zz, blind hem and ss - mostly metal and it was one Singer made in Japan. I am not remembering what bobbins but they are common and so are the needles. I think it could be put on a treadle and be one nice tool. Keep the gear box clean/bobbin area clean when ever you change the bobbins.

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:46 AM
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just dont get it on decals! instant gold to silver alchemy magic trick. ;-) I use it in a cheap ultrasonic cleaner on parts. my OSMG turned me on to a cleaning method using oil and alcohol. I'm not going to detail it here, cause if you screw it up, you'll wind up in tears. SM oil is slow and safe. i usually use 70% around the machines but 90% in the Ultrasonic, because the other 30% is water. Muvs videos and Glenns tutorials are fantastic resources.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:00 PM
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Found a White 1088 sewing machine/cabinet on the side of the road & gave it to my sister but never checked to see what kind of presser feet it needs??? low shank? high shank? slant? anyone here know?? I tried to research online but not getting anywhere... Help!
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
Found a White 1088 sewing machine/cabinet on the side of the road & gave it to my sister but never checked to see what kind of presser feet it needs??? low shank? high shank? slant? anyone here know?? I tried to research online but not getting anywhere... Help!
It looks like it takes short shank feet and class 15 metal bobbins. Here's a link to a threading diagram for your machine.

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...%20Diagram.htm

Sharon in Texas
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:16 AM
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Thank you so much Sharon, now I can hunt for some feet for the machine..I'm sure I can find a few.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:36 PM
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I don't have a 301, and have nothing to do with this seller, but this seems cheap http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Singer-Se...-/181512137570. Straight shank zig-zaggers go for a lot more than this here. Postage may be an issue (or not) I noticed they're offering worldwide postage.
Doubt it will get a lot of interest locally: I've never seen a 301 in Australia. There was one on eBay but it was ages ago and the only one (and yes I do look every day). I know they're very common in the U.S. and a sought after model hence the sharing
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:10 AM
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Default Progress on rusty (29K58)

This afternoon went to dad's (father's day) and this is the machine so far:
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Today a couple more parts freed up and she's just about ready to start sewing again. In case I didn't upload the before picture, here it was a week or so ago:
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Attached Thumbnails almost_done_head.jpg   almost_done.jpg   no_paint.jpg  
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:52 AM
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That looks great!
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Old 09-07-2014, 04:41 AM
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You guys are going to have that 29K58 looking so good that you’ll be afraid to use it for fear of putting a blemish on it. I think it’s interesting how well some machines “come back from the dead” and return to being good machines again. Good work.

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