OK, So now I think I am officially "into" Industrial machines. I got a 241-12 from the son of a recently passed Chinese lady in San Francisco. I wish I had thought to take a photo of the typical SF house and stuffed to the gills garage that it came from.
$100 including Head, table, base, motor, bobbins, tools, and even thread.
It came with a broken V-belt that had been used like a leather belt. (i.e. it had holes punched in it and had a staple holding it together) I replaced that with a new leather belt and Vroooooommmmm Off she went.
The oil pan was a nightmare. It was 1/2 full of amber colored oil, had 14 straight pins, a bobby pin, and a 2" Safety pin IN THE OIL. Once cleaned up and refilled with new oil, then run for about 30 seconds it started with slow but steadily increasing drips of oil through the "porthole" until it was a steady stream.
I used Simple Green and paper towels to remove the decades of gunk.
I will be loading it up with thread tonight to see how well it sews.
BTW, it seemed to have a green SINGER decal inthe front, is this normal? and does anyone know of a source for replacement decals for it?