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Thread: Singer 401 at Salvation Army Store in Stuart, FL

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    Senior Member janegb's Avatar
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    Singer 401 at Salvation Army Store in Stuart, FL

    I stopped by the SA store today. They have a SInger 401 with one Cam for sale in a hideous white painted cabinet. The wheel goes up and down, the levers slide easily. They only asked $45.00 for it, and I was ready to take it, thinking attachments might be in one of the drawers which was painted shut. Then I noticed, it had no Pedal, and no power cord. It wasn't too banged up., I just didn't want the Cabinet, and the time it would take to locate a power cord and pedal. So if anyone is interested in it., its waiting for someone to take it home with them.
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    When we got our 401A from GW auctions it didn't come with any cams, no controller and no power cord. Within a week we had a new set of cords and controller from Sew-Classic and a batch of cams from the LSMG. Would have bought the cord set from him too but he didn't have one that fit.

    Since this machine is in a cabinet it might have been set up with a knee controller. Did you look up underneath to see?

    At any rate hopefully somebody will rescue the poor baby.

    Joe

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    The controller may be up inside the cabinet with a knee lever attached to it.

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    There was a knee controller inside the cabinet, but nothing was attached to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janegb View Post
    There was a knee controller inside the cabinet, but nothing was attached to it.
    Sometimes it's hard to see the controller because it is tucked up against the side in a bracket that sort of covers it up a bit. Maybe if you point out all of the things that are "wrong" with the machine you could get it discounted.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    GW has a habit of over pricing their 'treasuers' - I think Cathy is right - see if they will come down - those are good machines and can be made to work. I have posted a ton of info on here if you want to track it down.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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