Wednesday, October 5, 2011
When Mary came to fix her 99k over Labor Day, she was so excited to see the 306 all cleaned up. I offered it to her, but she would not take it. So, its mine and now I must find a cabinet for it. I did save the hardware from the original cabinet. I am not sure why.......
Betsy and I each found a 306 at the Auction last weekend. Hers is in much better shape than mine, which I am sure is a parts machine. I think that it was re-timed to take a 15 X 1 needle because I found a 15 X 1 needle in it when I brought it home. The experts on Vintagesingers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vintagesingers/ believe that it is wrong to re-time the 206 306 319 to accept the 15 X 1 needle. As originally designed, these machines take a 206 X 13 needle. They are available, but not in all sizes and the double needle is no longer made. My 306K pictured here has one double needle in the goodies box.
I honestly had thought about posting this on eBay. This was the eBay picture. I can't do it now, not after I saw how excited Mary was that I fixed it all up. Honestly, I only thought I should sell it because I have so many machines.