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Thread: My garage sale find

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    I went to a garage sale this weekend and found this slant needle 404 Singer sewing machine in the table with all the attachments(seam guide, zipper foot, hemmer foot, multi-slotted binder, ruffler, gathering foot and button hole foot). It also had threads, needles and bobbins. I could not believe it when the lady said she wanted $25.00 for it. I asked if it worked and she said yes. Needless to say I jumped on it. It was very clean. I brought it home and tried it out and it works great!!! Does anyone out there have one of these machines? Why do the call it slant needle? Any info would be great. I priced them on ebay and some are going as high as $300.00.

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    That is a great buy! It is called a slant needle because the needle actually slants towards the front. Look at it from the side and you will see. This makes a big difference for presser feet and attachments- they must be slant shank attachments/feet or they will not fit. I have the slant needle 301(an early relative of yours) and I love it

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    WOW! Your lucky day!
    Enjoy!

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    I have the 401 and love it. Use it for everything. Yours was a great buy.

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    Wow, you sure got lucky!!!!

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    Great find.... It looks to be in good shape.

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    I have this same machine and same cabinet. I paid $ 35 for her at an auction a few years back. I love to sew on mine. Happy sewing.

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    Great bargain...glad to hear she has all her parts and works. Couldn't ask for more...

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    wow great score,machine envy once again :lol:

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    I don't think we have quality yard sale around here.

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    How wonderful for you! Great buy on a great machine!

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    My mom (Hazel B) has one she bought brand new when I was like maybe 5???
    Still works... I will NOT be selling when she dies :D

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    Wow you were lucky.

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    What a deal you got!! Lucky you!! Enjoy!! :-D :-D ;)

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    Wow, impressive machine. It's Very nice, clean, pristine, all the accessories with the sewing cabinet, you have a very nice machine to enjoy.
    Happy sewing/quilting!

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    Great deal!

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    I have my Mom's 1956 403. Loved sewing on it growing up, and absolutely love it still. Enjoy your fantastic find!!

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    There are all kinds of fantastic bargins featured on this board from yard sales, thrift stores, estate sales, etc. Nothing like that happens in West Virginia.

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    Great garage sale find. She is a beauty. The slant shank machines are great for some of us with bi-focals. It makes it easy to see what you are sewing. 8-)

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    You got a great deal

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    Wow! What a deal! :)

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    Lucky find. congrats

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    My old Kenmore is a slant needle - as someone else mentioned, it means the needle slants towards the front, intended to give you better visibility when sewing, I was told.
    The slanted shanks take special feet, but the feet are readily available - get my replacements at local Singer dealer - he'll order anything. And it does appear you have many of the attachments already with it - great bargain.

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    She looks like she was well loved by her previous owner...and you will treat her well too!

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    Wowzers! Congratulations on your wonderful new machine! Happy Sewing!!

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