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Thread: Need info ref: Singer 201

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    Need info ref: Singer 201

    Yep, need info about a Singer 201.

    It's black
    weights a metric ton
    has the potted motor
    according to the serial number (AK 542427) was allotted 6-26-51
    it's got the centennial badge

    Now, what series is it? 201-2 or????

    Joe

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    Yep 201-2 (most likely....I don't know much about the other subs)

    I have a Centennial 201-2. Nice, quiet machine. Great stitches. Large harp, easy to get quilt bulk thru. I got a deal on mine, paid $15 at a thrift store because it didn't have a power cord. Paid $10 for that on ebay.
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    You got a smokin deal.

    Joe

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    Joe,

    Here's the info for the 201s
    201-1 - treadle
    201-2 - potted motor machine
    201-3 - solid hand wheel with external belt driven motor
    201-4 - hand crank


    More information on 201s can be found at Sew-Classic Blog.

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    My 201 is a 201-3 with the external motor. They seem to have been mainly a Canadian machine and few seem to show up in the USA. On the other hand, I rarely see the 201-2 machine with the potted motor in Canada although Singer made far more of them. My 201 is such a powerful smooth stitcher. It never hesitates with several layers of denim or veers off if encounters thicker fabric seam intersections.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Then 201-2 it is. Thanks for the clarification.

    Joe

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    go check out rain's sight http://vssmb.blogspot.com/ He has a ton of info on the 201s he is also a QB member in good standing.
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    My 201 was an original hand crank machine, now its powered by treadle.
    Sharon W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post



    You got a smokin deal.

    Joe
    Yes, I really did! You're going to love yours!

    Monica, Thanks!! I *think* I remember reading this before, but wasn't recalling it!
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    I already do. It's so much nicer than just about any of the other machines we have I'm amazed. Need to find room to set it up sew we can use it.

    Joe

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