My German Singers

(sewing machines, that is)

401A and 401G
A US made and German made Singer 401

It all started with the desire to purchase a sewing machine to actually SEW with (such a novel thought). So, I researched what was out there, and a common consensus was that the older Singers were much better than any of the 'plastic wonders' available today. So, with that knowledge, I set out to buy my first machine.

My first one is a US made 401A. Wonderful machine, and the one I actually USE. But, I kept hearing about the 'holy grail' of the slant needle machines, the 431G. And, after a while, I found one. Thus, started my collection of my GERMAN SINGERS.

*UPDATE* This collection has taken on a life of its own! Once I found all (?) the variations of the German 400 series, and the German 401 treadle machines, the collection expanded into the 400 series made in other countries. I have a Canadian 401J (even if the serial number is US), and now an ITALIAN 401M!

I also have a few non-German, non-400 series machines. I LOVE my two Singer 320s that were made in the UK. One has the 'typewriter' on the top, and one doesn't!

I'll try to get more pictures up here when I have more time. Enjoy!

Before continuing, I must handle the 'legal' issues in the following disclaimer.

Ok, then. I've created separate pages for the different series of machines. Click on a picture to jump to that series ...

The 'G' machines
The German made 400 series

The US made 400 series

Other German made Singers
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An Italian 401M!

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