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    well i got her home tonight and cranked it up filled all my bobbins and had a quick go on a piece of ripstop,things are looking good from the off so watch out for the full report on my underquilt and top quilt, atb wayne


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    Thrift store steal. Brother Galaxie 221a. Had a hell of a time finding a manual for it. I really like this machine. It has a few mechanical stitch pattern wheels built into it which I think is pretty cool. The only real weak point on it seems to be a large-ish plastic gear. I'm tempted to see if I can find a machine shop to remake the gear in steel or similar just so I don't have to worry about it. Other than that it is in perfect working condition after a quick clean & lube. I'll be working on re-wiring the main plug/foot pedal assembly as the current wire insulation is gone in some spots, looks like rubbing against a rough surface did it, not chewed at least. It'll be an interesting experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zooshooter View Post
    [IMG]...I'm tempted to see if I can find a machine shop to remake the gear in steel or similar just so I don't have to worry about it...
    I suspect you would be able to buy several machines with all metal gears for less $$$. In other words...no need to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I suspect you would be able to buy several machines with all metal gears for less $$$. In other words...no need to worry.
    But this one sews DUCKS! Pattern #5

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    Neat! Reminds me alot of mine in some ways. I wish mine had a front-loading bobbin.

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    Just got this today. Found it at a repair shop. It's been serviced and given a clean bill of health. I paid $200 for it. Might have been too much but I look at it like I just bought a fine bottle of wine. It's in really good shape for being made in 1952. And it's so smooth and quiet. It's my first! Probably not the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zooshooter View Post
    But this one sews DUCKS! Pattern #5
    Who could ask for more! The question will be... do they really look like that when finished? Or are they just a bunch of zig-zags the vaguely form a pattern.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgets View Post


    Just got this today. Found it at a repair shop. It's been serviced and given a clean bill of health. I paid $200 for it. Might have been too much but I look at it like I just bought a fine bottle of wine. It's in really good shape for being made in 1952. And it's so smooth and quiet. It's my first! Probably not the last.
    Very nice 301 in the best color very desirable model. Serviced ready to go. You did good

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    I paid $200 for it. Might have been too much but I look at it like I just bought a fine bottle of wine. It's in really good shape for being made in 1952. And it's so smooth and quiet. It's my first! Probably not the last. [/QUOTE]

    $200 for a true collectors machine? No worries. Well worth the money especially since it was all good to go. They are very highly sought by many of the quilting crowd. Which, contrary to what you might think means it will so through darn near anything. Quilters sew through high thicknesses that can be surprising dense. It's a winner.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

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