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Class 201 Survey Results

There are 2 model 201s in the survey dating 1939 and 1955. Both are electric machines with foot pedals and top loading round bobbins.

When winding the bobbin the thread goes through tension disks on the right side of machines.

The 1939 machine has a solid and black balance wheel with a chrome edge while the 1955 machine is solid, black but without the chrome edge. Both machines had shiny black finishes and “not flat” face plates.

Both had round plates on the back right sides of the machines.

The 1939 had a scroll fleur de lis design on the plates and the 1955 had lined plates.

The stitch length indicator is described as a round plate with a thumb screw and a flat lever in a numbered slot. The 201 has a reverse stitch option but no zigzag.

The upper thread tension is numbered in the front of the machine. The decals were described as “none, plain gold lettering only” and “other”.

The machines had large 1 5/8 inch Singer medallions.

The head measures 14.5 inches from face plate to far edge of the balance wheel. The bed measures 14.5 by 7 inches.

They are straight needle, low shank machines with a light mounted in front.

Both machines were built into cabinets.

Class 201 pictures and additional information can be found at ISMACS International.