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Singer 411g

Snowgoose

Singer 411g
« on: March 11, 2018, 14:37:23 PM »
Would anyone be interested in a lovely Singer 411g with all cams, in a cabinet?  Electric and treadle as well?  It was serviced some years ago and not used since.

I can post pictures if anyone would be interested in buying this?  It's a beauty, but common sense has to prevail  :'(

Please, someone, be tempted  :ninja:  :)
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Robert Louis Stevenson

Roger

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 15:45:20 PM »
I wish I could! I’d love to see pics tho!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

SkoutSews

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 16:19:47 PM »
Oh, I wish too! The 411g is a great machine and a complete example like yours is very covetable.

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Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 16:50:50 PM »
Electric and treadle? Those are rare, I have seen one or two cases with a late treadle cabinet. I can't remember if they were both electric and threadle or just treadle. I guess there were a few indivudals who new the advantages of a trealde as late as up until 1960 and still ordered one brand new.

Snowgoose

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 17:07:37 PM »
Here we go, please excuse the mess :) If memory serves me correctly, I think the cabinet has a label dated 1965!  It is a beauty, I have no idea what the value is  :(
'You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.'
Robert Louis Stevenson

Roger

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 17:13:02 PM »
That is lovely!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

SkoutSews

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 17:14:43 PM »
These slant-o-matic machines all fetch good prices on eBay, but the 411g and 431g are rarer than the 401g. 411 and 431 do chainstitch, 431 is the free-arm version. I watched for all of these last year before I bagged my 401g.

The treadle cabinet is interesting too. All the machines are designed to accept a treadle belt, but I don't suppose many actually used it.

SkoutSews

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 17:18:38 PM »
Just seen the photos, you've got a lovely machine there.

Snowgoose

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 17:24:27 PM »
Thank you  :)

Oh dear, I can't keep more than one  :'( which do you think is best, the 201k or this?  So difficult knowing what to do - I have a vintage Sphinx treadle in a cabinet I have to keep because it has huge sentimental value to me - so either the 411g or my 201k in a table has to go  :'( plus the hand cranks.  It's heartbreaking!
'You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.'
Robert Louis Stevenson

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Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 19:27:04 PM »
That's an impossible choice. A threadle 411 is very attractive, the job is to find the perspn who knows and cares about this kind of thing. The machine I use the most is my 201K, a flat bed in a small table makes it even more hand with some types of jobs. It's a favorite and I haven't found any nicer machine to work on. I have to have a freearm model, two machines are a minium. I would keep these two regarless, and my 99K. I don't know how you think about it. Is you Sphix a 27 or 15? I think they both should turn fine for many types of jobs. If there's a machine I never use I would easily let someone else have it. For gems like this, make sure they go to a good home.

LeilaMay

Re: Singer 411g
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 09:27:17 AM »
That is a lovely machine SnowGoose!
I guess for me I'd have to think about the kind of sewing I do, and which machine from the sable would be the best for all those things. Do you dress-make? Quilt? Free machine embroidery? Which machine covers all that you do?

Good luck with deciding.
leila
A happy herd of vintage machines - mostly Singers.