Vintage Singer 201-2 Sewing Machine made in 1948. This machine has been throughly cleaned, oiled and tested on a wide variety of material and it sewed flawlessly. It includes five original Bobbins, several feet and Attachments, Sewing Machine Hinges, new bobbin tire and original instructions(missing front and rear cover).The full rotary hook and high-carbon super-hard meshing gears gave the machine a new smoothness. Even though the machine is straight stitch only, with reverse, Singer produced lots of attachments to achieve different finishes. These included Buttonholers, Zigzag attachments, Blind Stitchers and many more. A big brother to the marvellous 99K and same size cousin to the 66k, it shares the same drop-in class 66 bobbin, making it a very easy to use machine.
However one difference was the needle insertion and threading. Contrary to most other models, the needle must be inserted into a 201 with the flat side facing to the left and threaded from right to left.The bobbin is placed in the machine with the thread winding off the bobbin in a clockwise direction (in the 66K & 99k the direction is anti-clockwise). The 201 has a numbered tension dial and stitch length indicator and is able to drop its feed dogs for darning and free-motion sewing. It is also very good at decorative top stitching with different thickness threads in the top of the machine and the bobbin.
An extra spool pin was positioned to allow the bobbin to be re-filled without the need to re-thread the machine. The electric versions also came with a light attached.
With a cast iron body and an overall weight of about 30lbs these machines weighed about the same as the 66K. They could not really be called portable and more often than not, were mounted into tables or cabinets. There were hank-crank, treadle and electric models.
The 201 models have a unique direct drive gear mechanism for the underbed transfer of power to the shuttle. The machine was cleaned, oiled, Lubricated, polished and detailed to bring out it's original beauty and tested. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be. The sewing samples will be included. It does have a few paint chips, mainly on the edge that are very common.
Check out my other auctions, I will be listing more parts in the next few days. You get what is pictured. The item "Vintage Singer 201-2 Sewing Machine, Serviced, Extras, VGC" is in sale since Monday, May 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Sewing (1930-Now)\Machines". The seller is "1cheesehead" and is located in Neenah, Wisconsin.
This item can be shipped to United States.