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

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

    I will have to do about one picture per little window here so this doesn't crash - please be patient.

    I have a fascination with the Slant-O-Matic Singers. I've been very blessed with several different ones. I am hoping to load some pictures to show just how different they can be.
    My Singer 401G was one I found in the trash. He isn't very pretty - mechanically he is a wonderful machine. The Singer 411G is much prettier but she has a couple broken spool pins. Notice that the fasten on different than the 401s. The Singer 401A is what most of you know and love and it, too has a broken spool pin.
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    Singer 401G set up to treadle
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    Singer 411G and a Singer 401A
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    Ok now you have met these machines. Are you ready to look at the details?
    It will take me a little time - please be patient.
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    Singer 411G and 401A with the disk cover doors open
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    Singer 401G is pretty much like the 411G but the printing is pretty much all worn off the 411G Name:  Singer 411G, 401G and 401A 003.JPG
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    The noses are similar but oh so different. Singer 401G
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    Singer 411G - this can be threaded to make a chain stitch! Note the threading diagram is different from the 401A
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    And the Singer 401A nose Name:  more 411&401 pics 016.JPG
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    The tops of the G machines are different than the A machines, too - the bobbin is wound at the top of the G machines and on the front of the A machines.
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    I will show some detail about the treadling for those who are interested. The 401G is set up to treadle. The 411G is able to treadle but is not set up to treadle at this time. The 401A might need some major modification to treadle.
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    OOPS I forgot to put up a picture of it with the treadle belt.
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    The belt goes through the front of the machine and down to the wheel through a knock out in the bottom of the machine. The back goes through a channel in the back of the machine.
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    The fronts of the machines are similar - you can see the place to knock out in the front of the 411G
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    The back of the G machines have a channel for the treadle belt.
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    The bobbin race from the Singer 411G has a little hook so that it can make a chain stitch
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    take a closer look at the threading on the front of the 411G machineName:  Singer 411G, 401G and 401A 042.JPG
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    Do you see a hook inside the nose door? extra thread guides outside?
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    maybe later I will post some more pictures
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    thanks for this! Sorry to play the ignorant card.... what is the difference between the G and the A of the same model?

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    Oh I'm so sorry - that should have gone on the first window... The Gs were made in Germany and the As were made in America as far as I know.
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    Great machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Oh I'm so sorry - that should have gone on the first window... The Gs were made in Germany and the As were made in America as far as I know.
    With feature differences too.
    401G - treadle ready - 401A not.
    Are there others Miriam besides color?

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    The maps on the doors are different. Lots of cosmetic differences.
    Check out the stitch length regulator differences.
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    and the 401A
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