The 401 was the flagship of the 400 series, and Singer made them in both the US and in Germany. While being made only in Germany, the 411G is very much like the 401/401A/401G, but with the additional bonus of being able to do a chainstitch (with the appropriate needleplate).
Here’s a closeup of the nameplate.
While the styling is different, the German and US made 400 series were nearly identical mechanically. In fact, they all could use the same Top Hat cams for additional decorative stitches. Here's where the cams go.
As with all the German 400 series machines, the bobbin winder on the top of the machine. I believe that the bobbin winder was moved up here to make room for the treadle belt, when a machine was so configured. And, in keeping with the concept of having all the machines in a series mechanically the same, even machines that were not "treadle-able" (like the 421G and 431G) had the bobbin winder on the top. You can also see the small screwhole to the right of the word Singer. This is where the belt guard would attach if the machine was configured as a treadle.
Here's the rectangular plug, filling in the hole where the treadle belt would go.
This plastic base is part of the carrying case. This would not be installed if the machine were mounted in a cabinet.
Here, I’ve removed the plastic base.
And here, I’ve removed the drip pan. You can see where that plugged rectangular hole is.
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