Aluminium build. Automatic stitches by means of levers and discs (five designs built into the machine). External motor and light, built in carrying handle. Rotary movement, reverse feed.
Stitch-selector levers for built-in stitches:
A - Zigzag
B - Multiple-stitch zigzag
C - Scallop
D - Zigzag point
E - Ball
The unmarked lever (bottom) toward the front of the machine engages the fashion disks(cams).
Takes a 206x13 needle, threads front to back. Twin needle stitching (306x3-3, also used with 216, 306, 316 and 320. The bobbin case can be modified to use 15x1 needles. Re-timing is NOT necessary. See Singer 306 album for further details.
The 319 was superseded by the 401, see 401 for details.
See also Attachments.
Courtesy of Claire Sherwell
K indicates that it was built in Singer's Kilbowie factory in Scotland. The model was only sold in green in the UK.
Serial #EM825831, 1957
Courtesy of Giuseppe Perlo
Assembled in the Monza factory, Italy from Kilbowie parts.
W indicates that it was manufactured in the former Wheeler & Wilson factory at Bridgeport, CT. The 319W was produced in two colors; both tan/mocha and black versions.
Courtesy of James McInnis
Courtesy of Linda Scholten
The two-tone green 319Ws that had painted, rather than chrome, keys were the earlier ones made in this color. The paint is vulnerable to chipping, which may have been the reason for the change to chrome. Informal Survey & Discussion
Singer 319 Bobbin Case
Courtesy of Monty.
Compare with the cases shown in the Singer 306 Album. Original bobbin case is on the left, modification is on the right. Modification Discussion to allow use of 15x1 needles.