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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    there's a Singer 401 on craigslist calling my name....its $20! Comes with a nice looking cabinet too. I really really done need it...don't know where I'd put it......I have a 503.......poor machine. I guess I should at least call and see if it works. The 503 free motions beautifully.........

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    Check it out! Go on Ebay and she how much they are selling for and then go on Singer.com and see what it does. I just got a 99K with the case, great condition, no scratches for free because it was to heavy. I did the research and it will even sew leather. I cleaned and oiled her and she purrs like a kitten.

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    $20- you betcha!

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    In a second! :)

    The 503 and 401 can share a cabinet and you can switch back and forth between them after you get the 401 cleaned up and running smoothly. Need space? You could get rid of a love seat and have a great space for a sewing cabinet. ;)

    IMHO, you really need a 15-90 or 91, too. And possibly a treadle machine. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    In a second! :)

    The 503 and 401 can share a cabinet and you can switch back and forth between them after you get the 401 cleaned up and running smoothly. Need space? You could get rid of a love seat and have a great space for a sewing cabinet. ;)

    IMHO, you really need a 15-90 or 91, too. And possibly a treadle machine. :mrgreen:
    lol! HAVE the treadle...a 127 and a 15 clone that is a handcrank! I really want a 201 .......

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    If it works and for 20.000 it would already be at my house :lol:

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    For $20, run and get it. I have two 301s I love machines from that time frame. DH is doing adding paper strip paper piecing on the 301 right now. He'll come and sit withj me when I am quilting and pick up that project. So cute!I love the company.

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    well I go look at it tomorrow night! The cabinet alone is well worth the price as its solid wood! He's not sure the machine works but unless the motor is shot I can fix it ( I think!) so now to arrange to keep a vehicle tomorrow night!

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    For $20.00, no second thoughts. It would be in my house by now!!!

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    RUN!RUN!RUN!

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    Just look it up online. My mom had a similiar machine but she did not have a reverse. Don't know if she had an older machine or a lesser model. My DD has it now, because I did not have room. I learned to sew on that wonderful machine when I was about 7. Last time I used it it was in top shape, except for the bobbin winder, because Mom always cleaned and oiled it like they told her to do in class.
    Hope you get the Singer and that it works well. Does it have attachments?

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    Not sure about attachments....I have a 503 so those will fit it so I'm not too worried about that part. I really like the cabinet part of it and even if the machine is a total loss, which I doubt, I can use the cabinet. I'll let y'all know tomorrow night!

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    Well she came home with me last night. She's been very neglected poor thing. She's stiff but does turn. Haven't plugged her in yet as i want to clean and oil first. I love the desk though! The top of it needs to be refinished but that will be an easy job. A little furniture refinisher and some steel wool and a few hours and it will be good as new. I think this machine will be dd's.

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