The Singer 401A is one of the finest and, certainly, most popular of all home sewing machines ever made, anywhere. It's a smooth and powerful, yet lightweight machine, steel on the inside and lightweight cast aluminum on the outside.
With this beautiful machine, you'll sew, darn, embroider, quilt, and more with lots of built-in stitch patterns and the capability to use additional drop-in stitch pattern cams. You will do gorgeous top-stitching with it's ability to hold two needles at once, and those needles are universal needles, the most common on the planet.
As if those weren't more than enough reasons to want this exceptional sewing machine, this one has just come off the restoration bench at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, where we've restored literally hundreds of fine machines of all makes and origins, and dozens of this very machine. We've shipped them all over the country to happy new owners, and people from every corner of this nation have sent (or driven hundreds of miles to hand-deliver) us their beloved machines for restoration.
This one may be the smoothest and fastest of the Singer 401s that we've restored, and with the carbon rheostat foot control, you will have infinite control from a slow, careful stitch to blazingly fast. Sew heavy, medium, and lightweight materials, and even garment leather with this serious sewing machine.
But wait! There's more! This Singer 401A comes with a suite of accessories, some of which are not that common or easy to find. Of course there will be a full set of stitch pattern cams and a buttonholer in the pink, Space Age Jetson case, and a Singer Even Feed foot. There are spare bobbins and a sharp pair of Singer scissors, all in a super cute, Singer, wicker sewing basket.
Additionally, you'll receive a Singer Circular Stitcher that makes flowers, scallops, and Spirograph-type designs, and a set of Singer presser feet that includes a regular/zigzag foot and needle plate, a straight-stitch foot and needle plate, a hemmer, an adjustable zipper foot, a roller foot, a darning foot, a multi-slotted binder, a ruffler, a button foot, a Singer cleaning brush, and a seam guide.
Your user manual will be in a .pdf format that you can view onscreen at whatever size suits your eyesight, and if you like, you can print it out (again at whatever size you like best) so you have a paper copy right at your sewing station.
Available *Sold-Separately*, is this beautiful Singer cabinet with an adjustable, built-in knee-lever control, for easy cabinet sewing. Should you choose to include the cabinet, just let us know and we'll make arrangements to get it to you. We'll pay for the shipping to the lower 48 States of the US. The price will be $285.00, much of which will go to cover the shipping cost.
You've heard it said that, "they don't make them like they used to", and that's because they really can't. The Corporate bottom line mandates that profit is far more important than quality, so most modern machines are pretty much disposables, to be used for a year or two and then replaced with another cheap disposable.
We don't feel that way.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, and over the decades we've restored, literally, hundreds of worthy sewing machines, and shipped them all over the country and beyond. Why? 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 home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.
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 take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power.
We take out as much of the stitch pattern forming mechanisms as needed to get deep into each machine to free it up and then lubricate each moving part. The main shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.
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.
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, and rarely re-paint because we prefer the original paint in most cases. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine. And if the stickers from the various repair shops they've seen aren't too damaged we leave those, too, so you can see where your new machine has been in it's lifetime.
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.
Sorry, this beautiful Singer 401A and Table have SOLD.