German Singer 401G Vintage Sewing Machine

Restored German Singer 401G Vintage Sewing Machine

Imagine, if you will, a fine Singer 401 sewing machine with all the quality of a precision European machine. Then imagine it fully restored and loaded with extra accessories. Now, imagine that beautiful machine in your own sewing room.

Vintage German Singer 401G Slant Needle Sewing Machine

So much like it's American-made contemporary but with some subtle differences, like a Flash Gordon-style crest fin, and treadle capability, it also comes with an original 401G user manual, in a full-size 8 1/2" x 11" format rather than the half-size domestic Singer manual format.

Vintage German Singer 401G Slant Needle Sewing Machine

Also included, are a button holer in a pink, Jetson case, a Slant-o-Matic attachment set (that comes with stitch pattern cams, extra bobbins, straight-stitch throat plate, large and small screwdrivers, and an array of presser feet), a sharp pair of Singer Brand scissors, a pair of Singer Brand pinking shears, and more.

Vintage German Singer 401G Slant Needle Sewing Machine

This 401 was made to be adaptable for treadle sewing, with a removable plug that reveals a square treadle belt hole in the bed, and a tapped hole for attaching the belt guide. The belt guide and treadle hand wheel are not included and will have to be searched out on your own, as well as information on the actual change-over, but the capability remains for you to exploit, if you wish.

Vintage German Singer 401G Slant Needle Sewing Machine

We've made a video of this machine that you can click to see the 401G in action, and to see how to thread it, wind the bobbin, sew, free-motion sew, and how to use the various functions.

You've heard it said that, "they don't make them like they used to", and that's because they really can't. The 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.

Vintage German Singer 401G Slant Needle Sewing Machine

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.

Vintage German Singer 401G Slant Needle Sewing Machine

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.

Vintage German Singer 401G Slant Needle Sewing Machine

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 case covers, 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 were 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 to say that this one's SOLD!