Singer 201K sewing machine. Serviced. In original cabinet. Stunning condition

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Seller: matthblum (460) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153748287409 Local collection from London SE13 5AD welcome, or buyer is welcome to arrange courier or shipping. CASH on collection please - not Paypal.Stunning vintage Singer 201K sewing machine in perfect working order, in original Singer cabinet with rubber mat - all in very good vintage condition. Regarded by many as the best machine Singer ever made, and still used by professionals today.Included - original lovely singer box of attachments - Hemmer, Adjustable hemmer, Binder, Ruffler, Seam guide, Quilter, Tucker, etc. A fabulous period piece that will still out-stitch any modern sewing machine!Sews everything from leather to silk. Just use the correct sized needle (indicated in the manual). See photos demonstrating 4 layers of leather (total 5mm thick), using size 100 needle 2 layers of silk, using size 70 needleThis is a treadle version. Easy to learn the knack, but it also means no electricity so the ultimate eco-friendly piece of kit!Sewing Machine Serial Number: EB699873 – manufactured 3 December 1937 at Singer factory in Scotland at Kilbowie, Clydebank. The K in 201K stands for Kilbowie. This is a beautiful example of both the 201 machine and the cabinet. The machine and cabinet have been sympathetically restored and the sewing machine serviced - a labour of love, and a joy to work with. The sewing machine works perfectly and the cabinet is a beautiful well built piece of furniture. Please note that being 82 years old means that the cabinet and sewing machine have some patina and signs of wear, but both are in excellent condition. The quality of materials and workmanship make the 201 virtually indestructible. The Singer 201 is regarded by many as the best sewing machine that Singer have ever made and is still one of the best sewing machines you will ever use. For straight stitching, a 201 in this condition, cannot be beaten and will sew everything from leather to silk. Many professionals use them and prefer them to any modern machine available. Just search the internet! (Use the correct size needle for the material.) I can provide the manual in PDF format.The cabinet was made by Singer especially for the 201K (and 15K) and is beautifully designed and constructed.The Singer 201 was made as a domestic machine, but was so good that it was also used in many industrial applications, including, I believe, by Rolls Royce to sew their leather upholstery. It is now regarded as “semi-industrial”, because of it’s ability to sew everything and to keep going and never wear out, no matter how hard it is used. If you don’t know anything about the 201 then just do an internet search!This is a fabulous original working treadle machine. The original eco-friendly off-grid option! If you want more photos I can do that. Weights & Dimensions Measures, closed - Height 78cm X Width 53cm X Depth 42.5cm Measures, Packaged & boxed up - Height 83cm X Width 58cm X Depth 48cm Weight - just under 50 Kilograms, so this is heavy! Collection would be from post code SE13 5AD in London, UK. If collecting, please PAY CASH on collection rather than paypal. I am happy to help carry it out to a car. Shipping / CourierI am happy to ship this item or you can arrange your own delivery/shipping. Please contact me, before buying, if you want the item shipped or couriered Condition: Used, Condition: Perfect working order. Sews everything from silk to leather. See photos of leather and silk sewn with different coloured thread top and bottom. Cabinet and sewing machine restored and serviced., Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom, Type: Mechanical, Brand: SINGER, Featured Refinements: Vintage Sewing Machine

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