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Hobbes W
(Hobbesatronic) - F

Locale: SoCal
Singer 404 for sale on 09/11/2012 13:08:42 MDT Print View

I rescued a vintage, practically mint-in-the-box Singer 404 sewing machine yesterday from my local Goodwill. I paid $25 for it, and am willing to sell it for the same price to some deserving MYOG person on a first-come, first-served basis.

I already have a Singer 15-91 in very good condition, and a Singer 237 in perfect condition, each of which support my MYOG habit. My wife & I had just dropped off some stuff @ GW over the week-end - we were passing through the store when the 404 caught my eye. I went back yesterday to grab it if it hadn't been sold.

I'm half-inclined to keep it just because of its amazing condition, including its perfectly balanced stitches. However, I bought it expressly because I knew I could hand it off to someone interested in making their own gear. While some sellers on eBay are trying to get over $300, that's not really my bag. Besides, as you can see, they aren't getting any bids:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=singer%20404*&_sop=16

The 404 is one but a handful of Singers that are favorites of collectors. Here's a brief overview of the 401-404 line-up of machines:

http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/10/25/singer-401-401a-403--403a--404--sewing-machine-review.aspx

Anyway, shoot me a PM if you're interested. I'm located in coastal north Orange county.

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Edited by Hobbesatronic on 09/11/2012 13:09:45 MDT.

J P
(jordo_99) - M

Locale: Midwest
interested on 09/11/2012 13:21:26 MDT Print View

sending a PM now

Hobbes W
(Hobbesatronic) - F

Locale: SoCal
Singer 404 for sale on 09/11/2012 13:40:05 MDT Print View

I should have mentioned the machine is available for local pickup only.

Paul Johnson
(johncooper) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Singer 404 for sale on 09/11/2012 14:35:54 MDT Print View

Interested. I'm also in North OC. Your PM is not setup. Please PM

Hobbes W
(Hobbesatronic) - F

Locale: SoCal
Singer 404 for sale on 09/11/2012 14:59:32 MDT Print View

PM sent.

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
SInger 404 on 09/11/2012 18:05:32 MDT Print View

Very cool Hobbes!

Hobbes W
(Hobbesatronic) - F

Locale: SoCal
Singer 404 for sale on 09/11/2012 18:42:55 MDT Print View

Sold for the bargain price of $25. John, hopefully we'll see some kind of report on your ongoing MYOG projects. Very curious to see how the machine fares.

James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
Way to go on 09/11/2012 18:45:07 MDT Print View

Nice find and fantastic offer.

Paul Johnson
(johncooper) - F

Locale: SoCal
Sold on 09/12/2012 10:58:07 MDT Print View

SOLD!!! Thanks for being so generous. This machine is in great shape. I slipped a plastic gear on my Viking making a backpack this year. I had never worked with one of these vintage Singer's. The metal components are a work of art.

Thanks.