This is one of the famous Slant-O-Matics with a slanted needle bar and presser foot which put your work right out front to give you great visibility of your project. And with it's cast aluminum body, the 401A is light weight, in spite of it's all steel drive parts.
The Singer 401 uses standard needles and common class 66 bobbins which are plentiful and inexpensive. It's got scads of built-in stitch patterns and the option of using drop-in stitch pattern cams for even more stitch patterns.
This is a popular machine with quilters, crafters, and people who just love to sew, and beloved everywhere it's found. It's just come off our restoration bench and it's ready to sew for the rest of your life and beyond. This is an heirloom that your children and grandchildren will love.
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, 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 faceplate, 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.
Then we take out the needle bar and it's linkages, and the presser foot bar and all it's associated parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the layers of dried on oil that bog down vintage sewing machines and rob them of power.
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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