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    Boy do I ever! I wouldn't even mind either if the rain was well timed. Fridays seem to be the days for rain lately, and that's when I usually have the most of the roof exposed!

    I think there's a good chance that new bobbin case will fit. TFSR.org is one of my favorite sites for sure. That c/y clip didn't look like it was missing on your machine, just different. Perhaps I was looking at it wrong, but that little "arm" on the right of the hook race should take the place of the C/Y clip. There's no screw hole for a clip to hang on.

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    Here's my black Singer 301, it was free from Craig's List. Serial # NA200408
    On Tuesday my friend and I learned how to remove the parts of the bobbin case base on her FW and my 301. Her's was really rusty underneath, we cleaned it all out and it sews beautifully again.
    Sharon in Texas


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    Quote Originally Posted by Overlander View Post
    A lady came into our shop today with a Singer 301. She didn't want to spend any money on the machine, just wanted to know if I could tell her if it was working or not. I checked the wiring and it was okay, dirty but no gouges or nicks in the cords. Turned the wheel to see if the machine was seized and it wasn't - bonus there! I then lifted the little extension table and looked at the bobbin. Hmmm, it didn't look right, kind of sticking out. I went to release it and it fell out onto my hand. It was the wrong bobbin case. I let her know that the machine wouldn't run without the proper bobbin case and was told it wasn't worth while to her to put any money into it. She has 3 more old machines at home. She said she was going to throw it in the garbage so I offered her $25.00 for it and the case it came in. She was happy and I was happy. I then looked up the cost of a new bobbin case for the machine and realized it takes the same one as my Featherweight. Woo hoo!! Until I can afford to purchase another case at least I can use it. When I got home from work I took this beauty apart and was amazed at how clean it was. There was a bit of rust that came clean with a good oiling and the outside is in pretty good shape. A few rub marks and a few scratches, but all in all I think she will preform well. I need to find my Lube before running her, she was very dry. Here is a pic of my newest baby before I took her apart and cleaned her up.
    Love your story with its great outcome. So nice that you were able to rescue the 301, a real gem, if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Here's my black Singer 301
    Sharon, I can't see the picture. Is it just me? I see a "broken image" icon when replying to your message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Here's my black Singer 301, it was free from Craig's List. Serial # NA200408
    On Tuesday my friend and I learned how to remove the parts of the bobbin case base on her FW and my 301. Her's was really rusty underneath, we cleaned it all out and it sews beautifully again.
    Sharon in Texas


    Sorry, no picture. My mom's 301 is beige. It was purchased in '53. Still has a beautiful stitch.
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    Just thought folks might like to see my newest tradecard.

    It is a Singer card from the early 1880's, I love the back with all of the info!

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    I was thinking that there were 538,608 Singers sold in 1880. I guess one slipped by me when I wasn’t looking.....

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    Hello Everyone, I just joined and thought I'd post a couple pics of some of my herd.Name:  S5032049.JPG
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Size:  120.5 KBa Brother 160 Cambridge and a Brother 210 Selectomatic IV.

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    Cari, We also have threads for old Japanese machines here are some links - feel free to shoot some pics and post!

    just for clones:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html

    zig zag and other badged Japanese machines:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t207877.html

    Badged Japanese machines with fancy stitches:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t207880.html
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    Thanks Miriam, I'm sure I'll be posting in all of them soon!

    Cari

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    That pink one is awesome!
    Rodney
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    That pink one is awesome!
    Rodney
    Thanks Rodney. The pink ones aren't rare but they don't show up as often as the blue or tan ones. This one is exceptional. After I put it back together I did the test stitch out and it went through 16 layers of quilting cotton with a size 12 needle with perfect stitches. I have a pink Riviera too, it's a little older than the Selectomatic.Name:  S5031188.JPG
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    Domestic model 999M freearm zigzag

    Domestic model 999M freearm zigzag. Bought it yesterday for the low, low price of $5.00 cash.

    Evidently sold under several nameplates such as Nelco, Singer, Domestic, and White model 999 or 999someletter.

    Made in Taiwan instead of Japan, but seems like a good 1980-ish machine, similar to my Kenmore 6 but has more stitches. Takes Singer low shank style attachments. Some of the factory attachments came with this but some are missing. I haven't popped the cover to see how much plastic, but a YouTube of the White version said only a couple plastic pieces.

    Download the manual free from Singer support site. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I remember the green "antiquing"paint they used in the 1970s. UGH!!! The White rotary is one of my favorite treadles.
    (catching up on my reading) This is regarding that White treadle cabinet that was "antiqued" green. May or June 2014 post)
    I was a kid in the '70s and my mother "antiqued" some old furniture that was already ugly and painted. Those kits came in that colonial type colors. These are what I remember, because I was with her at the store when she picked her colors: that green, a slate-ish blue, a brick red, a harvest gold, and something like a light-oak tan. You painted, then rubbed the antiquing glaze over it as the second step after the paint had dried.
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    Domestic 999M cams

    fyi on the Domestic 999M cams --- "We are plastic, if you please. We are plastic, if you don't please. " haha

    But the machine hasn't been used much at all, and I am sure I will get my $5 of use out of her. Has that white grease on the gears, too, doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow333 View Post
    fyi on the Domestic 999M cams --- "We are plastic, if you please. We are plastic, if you don't please. " haha

    But the machine hasn't been used much at all, and I am sure I will get my $5 of use out of her. Has that white grease on the gears, too, doesn't it?
    It does look clean inside. It sort of reminds me of a cute older Taiwan made Brother I used to have. Not a great machine but not a bad one either. If it works well it might be a good beginners machine, and yes you probably will get your moneys worth out of it. For that price I would have bought it too.

    Cari

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow333 View Post
    fyi on the Domestic 999M cams --- "We are plastic, if you please. We are plastic, if you don't please. "
    Took me all day to realise where this reference is from. Does that mean the plastic is up to no good?
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    I think it is a reference to 101 Dalmatians. And a like it or not, they are plastic cams.
    ~G~

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    Grant -

    You're close. It's actually "Lady and the Tramp." We are Siamese if you please. They got Lady thrown out of the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    Grant -

    You're close. It's actually "Lady and the Tramp." We are Siamese if you please. They got Lady thrown out of the house.

    Darren
    I guess it has been longer than I thought since I was a dad to a young boy, and not old enough to have grand kids yet. I knew the song though.
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    Hang in there Grant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    not old enough to have grand kids yet.
    ~G~
    Don't jinx yourself. I'm 52 and have a 20yr old GD. Do the math.

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    I'm 62 and have 9 DGKs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I'm 62 and have 9 DGKs.
    Aren't they wonderful? I have 8 kidlets, from the 20yr old down to 3yrs old. I have the 3 youngest most often and they keep me busy for sure. I've seen the many pics you've posted with the kidlets helping you and love them. I do that too with youngest boy.Name:  S5031989.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    Grant -

    You're close. It's actually "Lady and the Tramp." We are Siamese if you please. They got Lady thrown out of the house.

    Darren
    Yes, the Siamese Cat song. Someone's child was singing it the other day, and it made me laugh. Plastic cams have that same attitude, and are usually up to no good. I felt that the machine is sneaky. I was tricked into spending $5 on it because I presumed all metal because my 1980 Kemore is. It's going to be big fun while it lasts, theough. LOL.

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