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During the "gloss" days of Singer sewing machines, Singer produced the model 201 from the 1930s to at least the 1950s. It was their finest (and most highly priced) machine. Thousands of these machines were manufactured - and most are still sewn just as nicely and strongly today as they did when they were first produced.
Examine Singer 201 and you will find more than one reference that says 201 is the finest Singer machine ever made. While I can't say the same in an authoritative way (I haven't tried all the machines that Singer ever did!), I didn't find anything about 201 that would make me agree with that statement.
I really appreciate nice mechanical and electronic devices. I like old Hammond watches and organs, tube amplifiers and vintage guitars, vintage sports cars, gizmos and similar gadgets. About ten years ago (in the middle of a crisis in life) I bought a used Porsche 944. When I sit down at Singer 201 and press the foot pedal, I get a very similar feeling to that experienced when I was cruising along the Porsche highway in a far too fast speed - the smooth and comfortable feel of machines that work perfectly.
I compare it to a Porsche - and I've seen others compare it to driving a Ferrari! It really is American iron quality back from the days when it really mattered!
Singer produced at least four different versions of 201:
201-1 - Tread Version
201-2 - Pot engine and gear drive
201-3 - External motor and belt drive
201-4 - Hand crank (original factory, not later conversion)
201 is a robust and heavy machine - not a laptop at all! This is not a slim and sexy sports car - it is a big, stylish and luxurious grand then! It's built to last - but needs maintenance to do its best. You need to oil it regularly and also grease the gears every now and then. You can unscrew the circular silver plate on the back of the machine to reveal the gears and lubrication points. Use the regular Singer sewing machine grease (not oil!). Use sewing machine oil only at the recommended oil points. This rotary hook machine uses a Class 66 coil (means very little vibration, good stitching quality and easily found coils.)
The machine is easy to thread and easy to use. The fact that some of these machines last 80 years and still lay out modern machines is a talking point - they will probably last at least another 80 years! Maintain them well then they will & # 39; to continue sewing - yes, longer than you or I probably will!
One reason why the machine is so easy to use is that it is a machine with only stitching. A single stitch ... but a beautiful and perfectly straight stitch! You did not win the "fight" against the 201 you fight with plastic low machines - less time wasting means less time to fix and redo problems and less frustration!
Even though the machine is just a complete stitch, Singer and other suppliers made a multitude of attachments that offer a world of possibilities - embroidery with free form, buttonholes, zigzag, blind hem - pretty much everything you want from a high quality sewing machine.
Best of all, prices tend to be really low (supply and demand - Singer made zillions of these machines!). You often pay much less than you would for a plastic import that can die a deserved death after a few weeks or months of occasional sewing - and you will get a lifelong sewing employee.
How are you going to show Singer 201? Think back to the Porsche / Ferrari analogy - besides lowering the price to less than $ 100! This machine runs like the well-made machines it is. It feels "quality: if you know what I mean. This machine will definitely be in your" keeper "list.