Singer's first Slant-O-Matic machine, the 301 was a huge departure from the standard sewing machine of it's day. With a lightweight aluminum body and bold new styling it shook up the world of round-bodied, cast iron sewing machines. Based on the successful and very popular 221 Featherweight, it features a lift-up bed extension, and the same style of hook. It uses the same bobbin case and bobbins as the Featherweight.
The needle bar and presser foot bar are slanted towards the operator for improved visibility of the work and it features an ideally located, built-in sewing light.
The motor is built-in and gear driven, so there's no belt to slip, and power goes directly to driving the heavy-duty steel working parts.
This 301 has been very lightly used and is like a new machine inside, and it's just been taken apart to get down to the old oil and grease. When you sew on this machine you'll be amazed! It sews like a new sewing machine.
As you can see in the photos, the clear shellac coating over the paint has yellowed at the center of the sewing machine bed. The paint under it is fine.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do. We restore beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the entire genre. The styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines 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. 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, and we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best. In our final test, which we video for you to see, we test them on sheeting or flannel, on 8 or more layers of denim, and on at least two-layers of split leather. You'll be able to see and hear your machine sew, before you commit to adopting one of these beautiful machines for your own.
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.
Because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guarantee: 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. Read the details of the guarantee here on our website.
If you'd like to see and hear this machine sew, check out the final test video we've made of this machine.