Machine: 1960 Singer 320K-2 Electric #2
After several long weeks, my second 320K is finally here. My mother-in-law drove it up the coast for me, while on her latest Brisbane trip. I was thrilled to see a zippered denim bag with feet and accessories -an unexpected bonus! I have replaced the original #173058 bobbin case with the modern modified version. The machine had a 15x1 needle fitted, but the bobbin case showed needle strikes. The modified bobbin case fits perfectly and the machine stitches like a dream!
There were the usual issues... unpleasant smells and grime, but at least the machine wasn't dry, it had been well-oiled and well-used in its life.
I cleaned the body, tension assembly, feed dogs, and hook assembly in-situ, as I didn't want to upset the timing. Much energy was expended. I was happy to see the carbon brushes still have length of about 10mm.
I've never had multiple throat plates for a machine, and I didn't know I was getting any, so this was a nice surprise.
The two photos below show the differences in the wooden bases. The 1960 machine (320K23) has this two-hinged table, and the extension table is not removable due to the fitted sliding metal support bar.
|The original green bobbin tyre.|
|All the throats plates, oh yes.|