The Singer 401A is famous, world-wide, as one of their very best machines, ever. This Queen of the Slant-O-Matics is a steel-geared, aluminum-bodied sewing machine with some great features.
Prized by quilters, crafters, seamstresses and seamsters, and sewers of every type, this fine, vintage machine features a gear-driven internal motor, sure,smooth sewing, loads of stitch patterns, room to add even more stitch patterns, and of course, the Slant-Needle design which puts your work out in front of the needle bar for superb visibility.
It uses standard needles and standard class 66 bobbins that you'll find anywhere sewing supplies are sold and you'll find a wide array of attachments and accessories across the internet.
This beautiful Singer will come with lots of nice accessories like a button-holer in a pink Jetson case, a .pdf manual that you can view on-screen at any size you like and/or print it out so that you have a paper copy, too, and all the accessories you see in the photo, below.
In the photos you'll see how we get deep inside to where the old, sticky oil and dirt prevent your machine from moving freely, as it should, and we clean it from the inside-out. We inspect, adjust, test and re-test to be sure that your new machine will run and sew like a new machine.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.
You, seriously, (really!) cannot buy a machine this good, new.
So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.
We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.
Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.
After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.
We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine.
Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:
If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.
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