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Margaret

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Found one for $140, includes no.42 cabinet and original manual (green). Is it a steal, a rarity, or just a good price on a 301? Tell me quick so I can call if necessary!! 😊
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Some of the Anderson machines have the A, some don't. It's no big deal. That's a high price to me, but 301 prices have been creeping up the last couple years. Don't you already have a 42 cabinet?

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In my area that would be a good price for that machine.  I'm partial to the 301 machines (mine both have the ("A")
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FWIW - Mine is a 301A long bed in a portable case, made in 1954, excellent condition.  I bought it last September in an antique store for $50.
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I have one without the A - they are the earliest 301 machines made at the Anderson factory.   Once Singer started adding "A" that is what they stayed with.  So it's more an indication of age than anything else.  Still neat to have  from a collector's view.

Is this the earlier version of the cabinet?  That is the one with a bentwood cover door,  with flat end drawers inside.  The later has drawers with bentwood fronts.  I believe the later drawer type is the one that also had the inkwell.   I have one of each. 

301's have been going up in price,  seems that once the quilters have a FW,  the next on their list is to get a 301.   If the machine and cabinet are in nice shape,  that is not a bad price. 


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If the cabinet is in decent shape, I'd consider that a fairly reasonable price for my area.  Toward the high end of what I'd pay, but less than a lot of people are asking.
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That is a decent price for the 301.  I paid more than that for mine.  Mine had the original case, attachments and owner's manual, as well as extra bobbins.  The cabinet is a bonus.  I love Love LOVE sewing with my 301A!  It's like driving a Porche!  [thumb]
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No, Cari, YOU have the cabinet, at least whenever I get over the mountains to get it to you!! Cathy, the one I have (Cari's) is the earlier version. I believe the other one is the same, but they've re-stained or painted it a darker color, and painted(?) the wooden trim piece black. I thought it might be one of those super rare early ones, but if it isn't I won't bother. It's an hour away and I am fairly busy. If it's still there by the weekend I might check it out further. Thanks, everyone!
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