Elizabeth from My Sewing Machine Obsession is another lover of old sewing machines. She is one brave lady, and she digs deep into the heart of those old machines and makes them run again. She takes some that are more terminally ill than the ones I mess with. She takes them further apart, and she even does rewiring. I have my hubby for the wiring part, thank goodness!
Elizabeth sold me this Singer 201. I have wanted one for so long. With all the junkin’ I have done over the years (many), I have only stumbled upon one 201. I didn’t buy it, and I have kicked myself since, so many times. Elizabeth helped me achieve my dream. Isn’t she pretty?
This machine has a larger harp area, so quilters particularly like this machine, because they can push their quilts through easier. It is MUCH bigger than the modern machines of today. The area measures 8 1/4” long, by 5 3/4” high.
One of the other things that makes the 201 easy to spot, is the white switch on the front of the three pin terminal housing……
…the potted motor…..
…and the light housing on the front of the machine.
Here’s what Alex’s site has to say about the Singer 201.
Thank you Elizabeth!