Singer 401 Variant

Old 02-07-2020, 02:04 AM
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Default Singer 401 Variant

Hi Quilters

I recently acquired a Singer 401 G13 that is in perfect condition.

This machine is pristine. It looks like was in a time warp.

I am finding it very hard to locate details on this particular model on the net.

Does anyone have any ideas where I could look or what the history of this machine is?
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:35 AM
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That is a German made machine. There are very little records on those machines as most was destroyed in the war.

I have one too - they are pretty neat.
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:14 PM
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Your 401 is a German made Singer, but the 401 came out well after the war. This page has some information you may enjoy;

Most items you may need for it can be found at Sew-Classic and other suppliers. Ismac has a manual on their site for the 401.
Iím sure you will really enjoy that machine!
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:05 PM
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From the photos, it looks like a 401a with a 500 bobbin winder.

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Old 02-08-2020, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Gienkies View Post
...Singer 401 G13 that is in perfect condition. ...
Does anyone have any ideas where I could look or what the history of this machine is?
I have not seen a 401 that had a sub model number. Have you tried searching for "401G" sewing machine with the 401G in quotes, you might have better luck.

According to it was made from 1960-1964, however, it says it has a tubular bed, which I have not seen any with a tubular bed. There is a manual that I think will work for your machine at

Does your machine have the "Accessory Drawer" that fits to the left of the bed?

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