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Thread: Singer 411G, Singer 401G and a Singer 401A Slant-O-Matic Singer machines

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    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
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    Tammi,

    How heavy should the spool pin weight be? I've got several machines that could use some thread retardation <- I just made that word up .

    And I also put my finger on the thread spool when I wind bobbins. It does make them wind better.

    Joe

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    I'm not truly sure. I've seen people use quarters, loonies (sorry, that's a canuck term, I don't know if you have a coin of a similar weight), washers, etc. I would say til it stops being bad.

    ETA:
    OK,.. this link may help. I knew we discussed it at some point:
    Spool 'tip' for antique Singer machines......
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    Wow. Those are beautiful machines. I was fortunate to find a 401A at a thrift store in the cabinet with manual and all attachments and cams for 45 dollars. It is so clean it looks like it has hardly been used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    Wow. Those are beautiful machines. I was fortunate to find a 401A at a thrift store in the cabinet with manual and all attachments and cams for 45 dollars. It is so clean it looks like it has hardly been used.
    Even the beautiful machines get the stitch selector stuck up.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I have the 401A. Was my first anniversary gift in 1956. Is really a work horse.......I have two other machines, but I always go to this machine for my quilt block piecing................

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