The 401G

Singer 401G
Singer made the 401 in the US and in Germany. This is the German made 401G.

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Here's the label identifying the machine as a 401G. The 401G shared the same built-in stitches with its US born brother, and used the same Top-Hat cams for additional stitches. All of the 400 machines could use the same accessories: buttonholes, monogrammer, etc.

While similar to the US made model, there are some differences. First off, notice the bobbin winder on the top of the machine. The US made model had a flip-up winder on the front of the machine. Also notice the rectangular plugged hole in the base. This model was offered in a treadle version, and this is where the treadle belt would go. The small silver hole in the body next to the handwheel is where the belt guard would attach, if this were set up on a treadle. 401G                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

On the front of the machine, the German machines have 2 thread take-up levers, unlike the single one on the US made machines. 401G                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Here, you can see underneath the machine, where the rectangular plug is (on the left),
and the rear opening for the treadle belt (on the right).

Yes, it was made in Germany.

This machine was probably made for the Canada market, as it was wired for 110 volts. Machines made for the European market were wired for 220 volts.

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