Vintage Singer Slant-o-Matic 500, Rocketeer Sewing Machine

If you like the Singer 401A, you'll love the Rocketeer. It's the same sewing machine with the very same mechanisms, in a newly updated Space Age styling for the 1960s. This gorgeous Slant-o-Matic machine features a steel-geared drive in a lightweight aluminum body and it will sew everything in your sewing basket, as well as canvas, upholstery fabric, and even garment leather.

Vintage Singer Slant-o-Matic 500, Rocketeer Sewing Machine

It uses standard needles and standard class 66 bobbins, available everywhere, and it comes in its own Singer carry case.

Plus! Included, are a pink Jetson case button holer, an even-feed attachment, four individually boxed stitch pattern cams in the vintage Singer boxes, a .pdf manual, and an array of presser feet and accessories. Plus we'll add in a few spare bobbins.

Vintage Singer Slant-o-Matic 500, Rocketeer Sewing Machine

This machine is clean, clean, clean! We've taken it apart and washed the parts in an alcohol bath to remove years of dried-on, sticky oil and dirt, and polished them before we put them back on, and then we tested, adjusted, fixed, and replaced anything that looked like a potential problem.

Vintage Singer Slant-o-Matic 500, Rocketeer Sewing Machine

This is a machine that you'll use for the rest of your life and then pass on to your children and grandchildren. This is a high quality product, made before the advent of planned obsolescence and it's built to last.

Vintage Singer Slant-o-Matic 500, Rocketeer Sewing Machine

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, 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. The mains 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.

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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