Beautiful Singer 401A Slant Needle Vintage Sewing Machine

Beautiful Singer 401A Vintage Sewing Machine

This is one of the prettiest Singer 401 sewing machines we've restored. It came to us in great condition (under the decades of grime) and cleaned up beautifully.

Beautiful Singer 401A Vintage Sewing Machine

As always, the working parts came off and got scrubbed in an alcohol bath to take off the dried on, varnished oil that makes a machine work harder and keeps it from running freely. Then the parts were polished and inspected before reassembly, so this machine is clean, clean, clean, inside and out.

Beautiful Singer 401A Vintage Sewing Machine

The Slant o Matic Singers were a radical departure from the old, black, cast iron machines of the past. It featured all steel or aluminum, gear-driven parts in a lightweight aluminum body, and Colors! Instead of black they came in a lovely two-tone beige and cream. Add to that, zigzag, built-in stitch patterns, adjustable needle positions, drop in pattern cams, dual needles, and a new type of tension assembly and you had something entirely new in sewing machines.

Beautiful Singer 401A Vintage Sewing Machine

The Singer 401A is by far the most popular of the Slant o Matics, and this one can be yours. It uses universal sewing machine needles and standard class 66 bobbins, available everywhere, and a wide array of attachments and accessories that you'll find every day on the myriad internet outlets.

Beautiful Singer 401A Vintage Sewing Machine

You'll also find a threading chart behind the face plate door to show you just how to thread your new machine, plus a stitch pattern chart under the top cover to show you just how to set your various controls for the best stitches.

Beautiful Singer 401A Vintage Sewing Machine

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.

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.

Beautiful Singer 401A Vintage 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 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 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, this one's SOLD!