Singer 319K

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Hi all,

I have just acquired a beautiful Singer 319K and would love to hear
from any other owners.

I understand it uses different needles and bobbins to other Singers.

Any tips and hints will be gratefully received.

Thank you

Anne - in Adelaide, South Australia


Re: Singer 319K
On 27 Jul 2006 03:43:12 -0700, " snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com"

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The 319 is a wonderful, strong, very cool machine and you are right, it
requires special bobbins and needles.  It was called the "Swing Needle"
Singer, and was one of the first zig zag models Singer made.  Hopefully
you got a manual with your machine.

One of the main differences between this machine and others are it's
cleated belt drive, the belt is made of a densely woven fiber type
material. Do NOT get oil on this belt.  But the cleats themselves can be
gently cleaned with alcohol, just don't get any on the belt itself.

Also...sewing in reverse without fabric (but with thread) will result in
the tightest thread wad under the needle plate you can imagine so try to
avoid this at all costs :)

Another cool thing about the 319 is it can be put in a treadle!

http://community.webshots.com/photo/260278571/1260344765043445438KDvQDp

I have a 319 and a 306, the 306 doesn't have the built in stitches and
so no 'keyboard' on top, but otherwise is the same machine.

They are in my sewing machine Webshots album:


http://community.webshots.com/user/herabird

These are some of the neatest vintage machines going -- I'm happy for
your new acquisition!!

-Irene


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I agree that the 319K uses special bobbins but I have just been working on
a 319K and it uses exactly the same needles as my Janome ie., universal
type needles.  I have compared the 206/13 needles and the universal
needles and they are identical.
Peter Lee



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If your Singer 319 takes regular needles than it has been retimed.  

A 319 that has been reset for a 15X1 will sew
with a 206X13 equally well in most cases. The reason that people
change them to use a 15X1 is that it is longer below the eye, and the
tip can hit the bobbin and BC. When they try to counteract this, they
raise the needle bar which throws it out of time with the hook, then
advance the hook to compensate for this, which throws the hook out of
time with the take up lever, which causes tension problems. Then,
they usually run the upper tension extra heavy to compensate for
this. The result of all of this is that the 206X13 cannot hurt your
machine by hitting something as the 15X1 can, so if it is sewing well
and the tension seems good, then by all means leve it alone.

-Irene

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Sorry I hit send a little too soon.

The distance from the top of the needle to the eye is the same as a
standard needle, but the length from the eye to the tip on the 206x13
needles is shorter.

The 206 needles are harder to find, though, is the main reason people
retime the machine to accept 15x1.

-Irene

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I hate to contadict this info, BUT, you don't need to retime a 319k to use
15x1 needles.

The only mod needed is to open up the bobbin case. the slot in the top if
the case needs to be open up right down to the back edge of the case.

If you want to see pics of the process, go
here....http://www.needlebar.org/cm/displayimage.php?album=132&pos=6

This is consierably easier to do than retiming your machine.
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Re: Singer 319K
Hi,

My mum owns a Singer 319K sewing machine which was purchased on 19th Jan, 1
956. I just love it! My mum cherishes it so much. Unfortunately I am unable
 to find a timing belt for the model so could not use the beauty since few  
years. Can anyone please help me to find a timing belt for this machine?

Thanks in advance.

Rifadha Jawher
Sri Lanka

Re: Singer 319K
On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 04:45:07 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/timing-belt-singer-319-sewing-machine.aspx



https://groups.google.com/forum /#!topic/alt.sewing/jfM1dm6mKJ8

http://www.needlebar.org/cm/displayimage.php?album=132&pid=4813#top_display_media



Re: Singer 319K
On 7/22/2019 7:45 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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  It is long obsolete no longer available

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Re: Singer 319K
On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:07:52 -0400, Ron Anderson

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 Hi  Ron.   Thanks for your reply .
It might keep others from trying to revive this  
vintage model  if a timing belt can't be found  ..  ?

Just curious  -  were there many machines built with timing belts ?

I've  had a few  Elnas ;   1 Necchi ;  1 Pfaff ;    2  White ;  
  a couple other oddballs  .. none with timing belts ..
I'm talking home machines  <not industrial >  
   mid/late  1950s   -   early 70s

   Regards   &  All The Best  ;  
  glad that you're still checking-in here.
     John  T.



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Deniece..

Hi I have just been given a 319k as well I am toatlly lost...I dont really
know where to begin can anyone help is there a manual online I can
Download??? Thankyou


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http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Singer_Manuals/319_Instruction_Manual.htm

http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-sewing-machine-manuals.html

etc.



Re: Singer 319K
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Hey folks,
by very very lucky chance, I got given a Singer 319K (with a tonne of
accessories) after I saw it at a garage sale for $100. However, when I
later returned to enquire the vendor said that it had JUST started to have
a problem with the bottom tension (something to do with the bobbin). As
she was leaving overseas the next day and I had a little one-year old
tugging my leg, neither had time to try to fix it... so she donated it to
me. Anyway, the last thing she used the machine for was to repair a
wetsuite, so very heavy duty fabric, and she suspects something minor
might have happened.
Grateful for tips.

By the way, I've since learned from a brief surf on the net that the 319K
is highly sought after by collectors and it features in several
science/industry museums in Aust and overseas, including the Powerhouse in
Sydney.

Cheers, ML

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I suggest you look at the manual and try it with regular thread and fabric.
May well her problem was what she was sewing more then the machine

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