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J Miller

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I was reading over my wife's shoulder this morning while she was reading her FB Vintage Sewing Machine page and they were talking about the Singer 316.
It's a really nice looking machine.   Here's the Google page with lots of pics:

https://www.google.com/search?q=singer+316+sewing+machine&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis8pLX6Y_TAhUl5YMKHVuQAxsQ7AkIOQ&biw=1008&bih=626#imgrc=xZZDXDiOdjzJeM:

I've decided I want one.   Problem is, I have never seen one, not even on Shop Goodwill.   

Does any one here have one?   If so how do you like it?  Tell me about it?
I suspect they use the same bobbins and needles as the 206, 306, & 319's.  Yes - no ?

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I found one a few years ago, but didn't buy it (its light was missing, the cabinet was painfully ugly, and I just had more self restraint back then). It used a standard 15x1 needle and class 15 bobbin. It was very quiet, and stitched well; if I had a time machine, I would go back and get it.

I haven't seen another since, but they do exist!

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Thanks Jennifer.
The needle and bobbin info is good news.  

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Lol, yes they do exist. :-) Never saw a 316k though..

The 316g turn up regulary on gerrman ebay. Haven't had a chance to snatch up one, but I own the 216g, which is essentially the same machine but just ZZ.

As Jennifer already wrote it's a CBbobbin with 15x1 needles. Pretty much all metal inside and sturdy for a domestic sewing machine, easy to use.

Be sure that it has a set of cams. Those are hard and expensive to replace (at least on the german market and if you don't want to haul another machine to your home). Otherwise, good luck! Or better good catch ;-)



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J Miller

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TwassG,

Should we trip over one, we just might get it.   But a road trip to Germany is a wee bit too far so I don't think we'll go that route [eek].  

Joe

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I've never run across one of those, that is a very neat looking machine!


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