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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH SINGER 401a SEWING MACHINE
Singer Model #401a
IN VERY NICE CONDITION
Industrial Strength Singer Model 401a, Serial Number: NA597284 built in 1957 in Anderson, South Carolina. 400 Series: Slant Shank, Rotary Hook, Class 66 Bobbin, Twin 15x1 Needles. Very nice machine, shows very well with much less than average wear and tear for a machine this age, and sews as nicely as it looks. Very nice well cared for one owner machine, serviced yearly at the local Singer dealer, and it shows. This vintage 401a looks almost like it's still sitting in the Singer showroom in 1957. You're not going to find a nicer one than this, no matter how hard you look. Many say the 401a is the best sewing machine Singer ever made, with it's direct drive, steel geared, rotary hook system, and this machine really shows why. Comes with an original Singer Buttonholer Attachment Set which allows you to make perfect button holes the first time, every time. Machine has been lightly oiled with Authentic Singer Machine Lube and has had the timing checked and is perfect. Cam sewing capable, with 5 included Cams. The Combination Pattern Selector allows you to choose a wide variety of built in utility and designer stitches of different length and width. Adjustable Needle Plate for Darning and Embroidery. 6 - 20 stitches per inch, with Reverse. Full Rotary Hook system. Nice cords and original foot controller. Direct Steel gear drive, no slipping or belts to change. Built in Twin Needle Head accepts two standard needles at once. World famous Singer Drop In Bobbin System, with 4 Singer Class 66 Bobbins. I am including the original Singer 401a owners manual in excellent condition. This will guide you through the process of threading the upper needle thread as well as filling the bobbin and selecting the right needle and tension settings for the job at hand. It really makes sewing like a pro easy. Most importantly, it will show you exactly how to lube, disassemble, reassemble, and maintain your machine so that it will last another 51 years. This machine is 100% ready to go, right out of the box. Everything needed to sew, including needle and thread, and the samples shown, will be included in the package. As an added bonus, included will be (1) Complete Singer 401a Attachment Set, (1) Singer Buttonholer Attachment Set, (1) Combination Zipper/Cording Foot, (4) Singer Class 66 Bobbins, (5) Singer Fashion Cams, (1) Singer 401a Owners Manual, (5) Singer Buttonhole Templates, (1) New Bottle of Singer Sewing Machine Oil, and all other pictured accessories. Be sure to check my other listings for more fine Sewing Machines and Accessories.
Comes With A Singer Buttonholer Attachment Set
5/16'' OF SPACE UNDER THE FOOT!
This Machine will sew light leather, tarps, sunbrella, tents, boat covers and sails, canvas, suede, heavy jeans, automotive upholstery, just about anything.
8 Layers Blue Automotive Upholstery
8 Layers Brand New Denim
8 Layers Olive Outdoor Canvas
8 Layers Khaki Furniture Upholstery
2 Layers Canvas Testing ZigZag and Utility Stitching
4 Layers Blue/Grey Corded Vinyl
3 Layers Blue Webbing
4 Layers Heavy Marine Vinyl
2 Layers Grey Upholstery Leather
Sewn with #18 Needle, and Size 69 Upholstery Thread
Just a Few Examples of the Many Built in Automatic Stitch Patterns
And, as Always on the 401, Perfect, Beautiful Stitches
Cam Pattern Sewing Capable With 5 Included Singer Cams
Fully Adjustable ZigZag Width
You Are Ready To Begin Even Your Biggest Projects With The Included Size 18 Heavy Duty Needles, Size 16 Denim Needles, And Upholstery Thread!
Made In The USA When Things Were Built With Pride!
All Steel Gears And Shafts Give This Singer 401a The Strength To Power Through Materials That Would Destroy Most Modern Machines
Here is a sample of some Upholstery Cording I did on this machine. One hour on this machine and you will be doing these like a Pro too. It's fairly easy. First, you take a small strip of your Material and wrap it around a stretch of cording rope, and sew it tight with the included Special Zipper/Cording foot. Then, blanket that in two more layers of your Material and sew it tight against the Cord once more. Then trim your excess, and you should have a nicely corded piece. With this machine and the included attachments, you will be able to do your own Upholstery work like a Pro with just a few hours of practice.
Steel gear-driven, this machine's workings are as tough as they come!
Full Rotary Hook System
We used Coats and Clark T26 (Size 69 equivalent) Nylon Upholstery thread for sewing our samples in this sale. It is water resistant and incredibly strong and made for indoor and outdoor use, such as but not limited to, car seats, furniture upholstery, boat covers, horse and pig blankets, car covers, motorcycle seats, repairing sails and tarps, etc. If you are planning on sewing heavy materials, I would suggest you purchase some of this or similar Heavy Duty thread. This type of thread is available at Walmarts, JoAnns Fabric Stores, and most sewing machine dealers for about $2 a spool(150 yards).
Perfect For All Your Webbing Projects (Repairing Sails, Tents, Packs, etc..)
Nice Condition Original Foot Controller
Combination Pattern Selector
6-20 stitches per inch with Reverse!!
*** Customer Satisfaction is our Main Goal ***
Built In Twin Needle Head Holds Two Standard Needles At Once For All Your Twin Thread Projects
Extra Wide Feed Dogs For Superior Feeding Of All Materials
Easy Onboard Threading Instructions
MACHINE IS BUILT WITH THE EXPERT CARE AND KNOWLEDGE THAT HAS MADE SINGER THE BEST-KNOWN AND RESPECTED NAME IN SEWING MACHINES THE WORLD OVER FOR MORE THAN 150 YEARS
Adjustable Throat Plate. Set to the Down Position for normal work. Raise plate to the Up position for Darning and Embroidery work. Or, set to Unlock to remove the plate for cleaning or to change plates.
ACCORDING TO THE SINGER MANUAL THIS MACHINE SEWS DELICATE FABRICS SUCH AS: Tulle
Using #9 Needle
SEWS LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS SUCH AS: Batiste
Using #11 Needle
SEWS MEDIUM FABRICS SUCH AS:Lightweight Woolens
Heavy Silks & Rayon
Using #14 Needle
SEWS HEAVY FABRICS SUCH AS: Overcoating
Using #16 Needle
SEWS VERY HEAVY FABRICS SUCH AS: Leather
Using #18 Needle
Graduated Dial Tension System For Accurate Settings Every Time
I totally disassembled and cleaned the entire upper tension assembly, giving extra care to polishing the tension disks and checking the strength of both springs. I then reassembled and properly adjusted your upper tension system back to factory Singer specifications, ensuring you a full range of adjustment for all materials from Silk to Leather.
4 Layers Heavy Marine Vinyl
2 Layers Vegetable Tanned Real Leather
8 Layers Of Denim Sewn On This Machine With Ease
Industrial Strength in this case means extremely strong, which means this machine is not an industrial or commercial sewing machine, but powerful enough to work as industrial. That is the definition of "INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH" from Webster · Oxford · Cambridge
Includes All These Accessories:
Combination Zipper/Cording Foot4 Singer Class 66 Steel BobbinsOriginal Singer 401a Owners ManualOriginal Singer Foot ControllerSinger Buttonholer Attachment Set5 Singer Stitch Pattern CamsMulti Slotted Binder FootSinger Steel Ruffler FootSinger Steel Hemmer FootNylon Cleaning Brush5 Buttonhole TemplatesSteel Button Sewing FootSize 18 Leather NeedlesSize 16 Denim NeedlesSize #69 Upholstery ThreadSinger Steel Edge GuideSinger ZigZag FootZigZag Needle PlateSinger ScrewdriverSteel Special Purpose FootAK3 Straight Stitch Needle PlateSinger Straight Stitch FootNew Bottle of Singer Machine OilSamples Sewn in Listing
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At Badgerland Sewing we provide value. Item will be very carefully packed to make sure it arrives at your end the same way it left ours. $41 shipping applies to the lower 48 States only. Alaska and Hawaii buyers pay USPS Priority Mail charges. No zero or negative response buyers please without prior email contact. As always, I only accept Paypal for purchases under $500. offer early. offer to own. offer with confidence! Please check out my other sales for more fine Sewing Machines and Accessories.
NOTE: I never offer second chance offers, so if you get one, it IS NOT from me!!!
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