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401G is home....

Wychall

401G is home....
« on: November 29, 2019, 19:25:10 PM »
I've picked up an ebay purchase 401G today. A lovely machine in a broken case with no accessories or controller. Shame that wasn't mentioned in the ad. The seller was evidently embarrassed about as when I went to collect, she had gone out and left the machine in the garden. Hey ho, I've still got my monies worth....
However, as there is no manual with it, and I can't find one on Google for the G, has anyone got a pdf that they could share? Pretty please?
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G and the odd balls a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

StitchinTime

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 19:36:19 PM »
This link mentions the differences between the 401g and the 401a.
http://www.toolfool.org/sewing/401G.htm

Going by the description of the bobbin winder, the manual on the Ismacs site seems to be for the 401g.
http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-401-slant-o-matic-sewing-machine.pdf

The manual on Singer’s American website is for a 401a and the machine does look slightly different.
https://www.singer.com/sites/default/files/outdated_product/SINGER%20401A%20Sewing%20Machine.pdf

Lilian

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 19:38:49 PM »
What is different with the G model?   -<
Willing but not always able :)

Wychall

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 19:49:55 PM »
Immediate difference is that the G has a top mounted bobbin winder and twin thread take up levers. I thought the ismacs one was for the American machine so didn't download it. I'll go get it now. Thanks for the heads up.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G and the odd balls a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

Wychall

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 19:55:53 PM »
StitchinTime, you quite correct. That is for the 401G. It had me fooled as most of the text is identical to the 401A manual that I have.
Thank you so much for the heads up.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G and the odd balls a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

Roger

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 22:21:24 PM »
I might have some spare slant shank parts around if you want me to take a look, I definitely have a lot of top hat fashion disks, let me know if you're interested, and ill have a rummage.
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

Wychall

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 08:07:51 AM »
Yes please Roger. This machine will be a keeper so I will be looking out for any of the missing bits. That can be a challenge when you don't know what's missing. Lol.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G and the odd balls a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

SkoutSews

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 11:44:42 AM »
Congratulations on your purchase!  I was lucky enough to get a complete 401g a couple of years ago.  I put photos in the gallery at the time.  The link there shows the feet and straight stitch throat plate.  these are the cams. 

Hope that helps a bit. 

Wychall

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 17:28:54 PM »
Thanks for that SkoutSews. Could you tell me what numbers the cams are please. There was a No 2 in the machine so what am I looking for?
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G and the odd balls a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

SkoutSews

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2019, 17:56:12 PM »
Mine has 1,2,3,4 and 5.

Roger

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2019, 19:32:48 PM »
Yes please Roger. This machine will be a keeper so I will be looking out for any of the missing bits. That can be a challenge when you don't know what's missing. Lol.

I'll take a look tomorrow, and see what I have :) do you have a straight stitch (small round hole) or multipurpose (wide hole) throat plate?

I know I have a load of cams for stitiching

I should have some mixed and assorted feet too.

As an aside have you looked inside the case top? on mine there is a little set of drawers tucked in the lid that has all the parts in it. you have to lift the drawers as they are caught on a little bump. if you dont have I may have a spare set of drawers too.

I'll pm tomorrow with what I have.

Roger
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

Wychall

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 07:38:31 AM »
Thanks Roger. I presently have the general purpose foot and plate on the machine, with a No. 2 cam fitted. No drawers or anything else so I am interested in anything that you have.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G and the odd balls a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

Roger

Re: 401G is home....
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2019, 22:31:26 PM »
Hi Wychall,
 
I've sent you a message with what I have, let me know,

Roger

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