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Comprehensive Singer Model List (5)

The data was compiled, wherever possible, from Singer documents, service manuals, etc. Speeds shown are maximum and will depend on the materials being sewn.

Click on any 'live' model number for a picture. All graphics of the featured machines are Singer's copyright. Photographs courtesy of ISMACS News, Mike Anderson, Pat Nordmark, Bernard Pokorski, West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums, Linda Winkens, the London Sewing Machine Museum. Errors and omissions: production@ismacs.net

Updated: January 2012

(Classes 1 to 99) (Classes 100 to 199) (Classes 200 to 299) (Classes 300 to 399) (Classes 500 to 9999)

Classes 400 to 499

CLASS/
VARIETY

DATES USAGE DESCRIPTION NEEDLE
400W (class) Industrial High speed, single needle, lock stitch, flat bed with double rotary thread take-up. Belt-driven, automatically lubricated rotary sewing hook on horizontal axis. Drop feed adjustable for from 5 1/2" to 30 stitches per inch. -
400Wl Industrial High speed, (max. speed 5000 R.P.M.) single needle, lock stitch; equipped with a double rotary thread take-up. Belt-driven, automatically lubricated rotary sewing hook. Drop feed is adjustable from 5-1/2 to 30 SPI. Needle bar stroke is 1 9/64"; max. presser bar lift is 9/32 inch. For stitching light and medium weight fabrics. 88x1
400W2 Industrial As 400Wl except it has 5/16" presser bar lift and adapted for stitching medium heavy weight fabrics. 135x5
400W3 Industrial As 400Wl except it has a ball bearing roller presser, for stitching light weight leather. Max. speed 5000 R.P.M. 16x246
400W4 Industrial As 400Wl except that it is specially fitted for stitching slide fastener cords onto tape and has an auxiliary puller feed. Max. speed 5000 R.P.M. 88x1, 88x9
400W5 Industrial As 400W1 but for shoulder joining on shirts. Max. speed 5000 R.P.M. 135x7 (1901)
400W11 Industrial Vertical trimmer. For stitching and trimming light and medium weight fabrics in one operation. Upper & lower knife; presser bar lift 3/16". 88x1, 88x9
400W12 Industrial Same as 400Wll except that it is especially designed for stitching, trimming and binding light and medium weight fabrics in one operation. 88x1, 88x9
400W14 Industrial Vertical trimmer. Trimming margin 3/32" to right of seam. High speed, double rotary disc take-up. Single needle lockstitch. Drop feed. Max. stitch 5 1/2" to the inch. Presser bar lift 3/16". For stitching and trimming light and medium weight fabrics. 88x1, 88x9
400W18 Industrial 135x7 (1901)
400W21 Industrial High speed, single needle, lock stitch, with double rotary disc take-up. Belt-driven rotary sewing hook on a horizontal axis. Drop feed adjustable for stitches from 5 1/2 to 30 per inch; presser bar lift 9/32". For stitching light and medium weight fabrics. 88x1, 88x9
400W22 Industrial Same as  400W21 except it has a 5/16" presser bar lift and is adapted for stitching medium and heavy weight fabrics. 135x5 (1945)
400W23 Industrial Same as  400W22 except that it has a ball bearing roller presser for stitching light weight leather. 16x246
400W24 Industrial Similar to 400W21. Auxiliary puller feed and is specially fitted for stitching slide fastener cords onto tape, otherwise. 88x1, 88x9
400W28 Industrial Same stitching mechanism as  400W21. . Places 75 to 80 rows of stitching within 2-5/8 inches wide space. Adjustable automatic stop device. Clearance under presser foot 3/16". For continuous rows of stitching on the brims of sailors' white. 135x7 (1901)
400W29 Industrial Same stitching mechanism as  400W21. The presser bar lift is 3/16 inch. Bed 6-3/16 inches wide and mounted on 6" iron base Adapted for stitching tubular articles made of light and medium weight fabrics. 88x1, 88x9
400W30 Industrial Differential feed  - two independently adjustable feed dogs - for stitching knit goods and other elastic materials; also for shirring or gathering continuously. 88x1 (1315)
400W31 Industrial Differential feed similar to the 400W30 except that the movement of the front feed dog can be controlled by the operator with a treadle. (Intermittent or a continuous differential feed). 88x1, 88x9
400W33 Industrial Same stitching mechanism as  400W21. 3/16" hemmer and mechanical hem deflector producing a scallop at every sixth stitch. For edging ladies' lingerie, children's underwear, dresses, etc. 88x1 (1315)
400W35 Industrial Equipped with ruffling mechanism. Maximum stitch length-5-1 /2 to the inch. Presser bar lift-3/16 inch. Speed up to 4500 RPM. For ruffling light and medium weight fabrics. Ruffling mechanism ruffles continuously or intermittently. 135x7 (1901)
400W36 Industrial Fitted with an intermittent ruffler, otherwise same as 400W35.For ruffling shirt yokes, 135x7 (1901)
400W38 Industrial 135x7 (1901)
400W100   Long arm, high speed, single needle lockstitch. Equipped with a double rotary take-up. Compound feed (needle & drop). Speed 4500 RPM. Stitch length 4 to 30 to the inch. Presser bar lift = 3/8”. Belt driven automatically lubricated, rotary hook. For stitching work shorts, overalls, raincoats, etc. 135x25
400W101 Industrial Long arm, high speed, single needle, lock stitch; double rotary thread take-up. Belt-driven, automatically lubricated rotary hook. Drop feed adjustable from 5-1/2 to 30 stitches per inch. Needle bar stroke = 1 9/64"; max. presser bar lift = 9/32 inch. Speed 5000 R.P.M. For stitching light and medium weight fabrics. 135x1 (88x1, 88x9)
400W102 Industrial Same as  400W101 except it has a 1 13/64" needle bar stroke and 5/16" presser bar lift. Max. speed 5000 R.P.M. For stitching medium heavy weight fabrics. 135x5 (1945)
400W103 Industrial Same as  400W101 except it has a 1 7/16" needle bar stroke and 3/8 inch presser bar lift. For stitching light weight leather. 135x5 (1945)
400W105 Industrial Similar to 400W102. Long arm variety of the 400W5. Max. speed 5000 R.P.M. For shoulder joining on shirts. 135x7
400W106 Industrial Long arm, high speed, single needle, lock stitch  equipped with double rotary thread take-up. Belt-driven, automatically lubricated rotary sewing hook on a horizontal axis. Drop feed can be adjusted from 51/2 to 30 stitches per inch. Presser bar lift 5/16 inch. Speed 5000 R. P. M. For stitching medium and medium-heavy fabrics needing frequent changes in stitch lengths. 135x25
400W107 Industrial Long arm, high speed, single needle, lock stitch  equipped with a double rotary thread take-up. It has a belt-driven, automatically lubricated rotary sewing hook on a horizontal axis. The drop feed adjustable from 5-1/2 to 30 per inch. Presser bar lift 9/32 inch. Speed 5000 R. P. M. For stitching light and medium weight fabrics. 88x1, 88x9
400W108 Industrial Same as  400W107 except it has a 1 13/64" needle bar stroke and 5/16" presser bar lift. Speed 5000 RPM. For stitching medium heavy weight fabrics. 135x25; 135xs73
400W109 Industrial Same as  400W107 except that it has a 1-7/16 inch needle bar stroke and 3/8 inch presser bar lift. Speed 5000 RPM. For stitching heavy and extra heavy weight fabrics. 135x25
400W110 Industrial Long arm variety of the 400W25 (similar to  400W108). Speed 5000 RPM. For shoulder joining on shirts. 135x7 (1901)
401 1958-60 Domestic "Slant-o-matic" (slant needle); zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; built in stitches; top hat cams; tan & cream. (Download manual) 15x1
401A 1957- Domestic Automatic swing needle (zigzag) plus pattern discs; gear drive. Reverse 15x1
401G 1960-64 Domestic Tubular bed; Zigzag; slant needle; full auto range of stitches plus pattern discs; encl. motor; beige; 15x1
402 Domestic
402G Domestic Slant needle; zigzag; horizontal rotary hook;  no fashion disks; no built in stitches; beige.
402W100 Industrial Long arm, high speed, single needle, lockstitch; double rotary thread take-up. Compound feeding mechanism (needle feed & drop feed) simultaneously adjustable from 4 to 30 stitches per inch. Belt driven, automatically lubricated rotary sewing hook on horizontal axis. Speed 5000 R.P.M For stitching work shirts, overalls, raincoats and clothing generally. 135x25 (1968)
402W101 Industrial 135x1 (1451)
403 Domestic Slant-o-matic (slant needle); zigzag; encl. motor. Reverse; top hat cams; tan & cream. 15x1
404 1958-63 Domestic "Slant-o-mastic" (slant needle); straight stitch; encl. motor. Reverse; rising  needle plate for darning/free motion. Tan & cream. (Download manual) 15x1
404G 1961-65 Domestic Slant needle; light beige; encl. motor. 15x1
406 Domestic
410W1 Industrial  
410W9 Industrial 135x1 (1451)
410W11 Industrial 135x9 (1902)
410W10 Industrial Short arm single needle, single thread chain stitch machine Rotary looper. Drop feed adjustable from 7 to 30 stitches per inch. Presser bar lift is 1/8 inch. Speed 5500r.p.m. For basting light and medium weight fabrics. 24x1, (1111)
410W19 Industrial Same as 410Wl0 except it is mounted on an iron base which raises its reduced size bed five inches above the table. Speed 5500 RPM. For basting and stitching tubular articles made of light and medium weight fabrics. 24x1, (1111)
410W20 Industrial Same as 410Wl0 except that it is fitted with thread nipper and mounted on a 2" iron base which raises its reduced size bed two inches above the table. Drop feed adjustable from 5 to 30 stitches per inch. Speed 5000 RPM. For hemming/joining neckties, stitching lined neckties and seaming umbrellas, etc. 24x1, (1111)
410W110 Industrial Long arm, single needle, single thread chain stitch. Needle bar thread take-up and rotary looper. Drop feed adjustable from 4 to 30 SPI. Presser bar lift is 5/16 inch. Speed 5000 RPM. For basting and stitching medium and medium heavy weight fabrics. 135x9 (1902)
410W111 Industrial Same as 410W110 except presser bar lift is 3/8"; drop feed is adjustable from 21/2 to 30 stitches per inch. For basting and stitching medium and heavy weight fabrics. 135x17 (3335)
411G 1964-1965 Domestic Zigzag; "Slant-o-matic" (slant needle); similar to 401G with chain stitch; flat bed version of 431G; encl. motor; top hat cams; lt. beige 15x1
412 (412G, 412M) Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; same stitches as 401; beige. Photo: Bernard Pokorski. 15x1
413 1972-78 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; blind hem & stretch stitch; green; 15x1
413K 1972-1973 Domestic Zigzag; 5 built-in stitches; Apollo hook; Flexi; encl. motor. Lt. grey and beige. 15x1
414 (G) 1972-79 Domestic Horizontal rotary hook; straight stitch tan. 15x1
416 1972-78 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; no cams; blind hem/stretch stitch; white. 15x1
416K 1971-72 Domestic Zigzag; 7 built-in stitches; Apollo hook; Flexi; encl. motor. Lt. grey. 15x1
417 1972-78 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; no cams; stretch stitch; white. 15x1
418 1972-78 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; flat cams; white. 15x1
421G Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; top hat cams; same built in stitches as 401; beige. 15x1
427K 1969-73 Domestic Zigzag; flatbed version of 437K; Beige or green tint; encl. motor. (66.966 produced) (Photo: West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums) 15x1
431 1959-64 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; top hat cams; same built in stitches as 401; beige. (Download manual) 15x1
431G 1964-65 Domestic Zigzag; slant needle; tubular bed version of 411G; lt. beige. 15x1
432 Domestic
433K 1972-73 Domestic Tubular bed version of 413K; lt. grey. 15x1
437 Domestic
437K 1969-71 Domestic Zigzag; tubular bed version of 427K Beige; encl. motor. 15x1
438 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; flat cams; white. 15x1
438K 1971-73 Domestic Tubular bed; zigzag; built-in 4-step buttonholer; Apollo hook; Flexi; pattern cams; enclosed motor; lt. grey. 15x1
447K 1968 Domestic Zigzag; encl. motor; beige. (93,506 produced) (Photo: West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums)
449K 1969-73 Domestic Zigzag; encl. motor; beige or green.
451K Industrial Speed 5000 R.P.M. For gathering and stitching light and medium weight material, also for producing an elastic seam on stretchy materials, knitted goods, etc.??? 88x5 (1319)
451K1 Industrial Drop Feed. Single needle, lock stitch. single rotary thread take-up. Belt driven, automatically lubricated rotary sewing hook on horizontal axis. Presser Bar lift 3/16 inch. Short arm - space at right of needle 8 inches. Max. stitch length 5 1/2 to the inch. Max. speed 5000 R.P.M. For stitching light and medium weight fabrics. 88x1
451K5 Industrial As 451 K1, except that it has reverse feed mechanism and the maximum length of stitch is 6 to the inch forward and 7 to the inch reverse. Max. speed 5000 R.P.M. Top of pulley turns away from operator. For stitching light and medium weight fabrics. Pendant link feeding mechanism. 88x1
451K11 Industrial 88x9
451-21 Industrial Single needle, lockstitch; drop feed; single rotary take-up. Pendant link feed mechanism. Automatic lubrication. Stitch length 5 1/2 to the inch. Speed 5000 RPM. 88x1
451-25 Industrial Single needle lockstitch; drop feed; single rotary take-up. Pendant link feed mechanism. WITH REVERSE. Automatic lubrication. Stitch length 6 to the inch (7 in reverse). Speed 5000 RPM. 88x1
451K31 Industrial High speed. Lockstitch. Single needle, single rotary thread take-up. Belt driven automatically lubricated rotary hook. Stitch length 5 1/2 to the inch. Speed 5000 RPM. For gathering and stitching light and medium weight material, also for producing an elastic seam on stretchy materials, such as knit goods. 88x1
451K41 Industrial 88x9
451K42 Industrial 16x257 (2270)
451K45 Industrial 88x9
451K101 Industrial 135x25; 135x39
451K105 Industrial Single needle lockstitch; drop feed; single rotary take-up. Automatic lubrication. Stitch length 6 to the inch (forward). With REVERSE. Speed 5000 RPM. For stitching medium & heavy weight fabrics. 135x25 (135x35)
451K111 Industrial 135x25; 135x39
451K101 Industrial Single needle lockstitch; drop feed; single rotary take-up. Automatic lubrication. Stitch length 5 to the inch. Speed 5000 RPM. For stitching medium & heavy weight fabrics. 135x25 (135x35)
451K145 Industrial Single rotary thread take-up; hand operated reverse feed; High speed lock stitch. Single needle; long arm. For stitching in light and medium weight fabrics. 135x39 Y
452K1 Industrial 149x7
457 1968-72 Domestic "Stylist"; zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; flat cams; blind hem; tan; 15x1
457K 1969-72 Domestic Zigzag; 3 built-in stitches; encl. motor. Beige 15x1
466 1969-70 Domestic "Stylist". Horizontal rotary hook; no cams; built-in blind hem, multi-step zigzag; white; also twin needle stitching. 15x1
466K 1969 Domestic Zigzag; 4 built-in stitches; encl. motor; lt. grey. 15x1
467K 1968-1969 Domestic Zigzag; 4 built-in stitches; encl. motor; lt. grey. 15x1
476 1971-72 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; no cams; white. 15x1
476K 1971 Domestic Zigzag; 4 built-in stitches & 4 step buttonholer; encl. motor; lt. grey. 15x1
477 1969-71 Domestic Zigzag; horizontal rotary hook; flat cams; white; 15x1
478 1969-72 Domestic Horizontal rotary hook; flat cams; white. 15x1
478K 1968-69 Domestic Zigzag; built-in 4-step buttonholer; enclosed motor; lt. grey. 15x1
484
490 Domestic Horizontal rotary hook. 15x1
495(B) 1978 Domestic Tubular bed version of 354B. Apollo hook; cream; 15x1
498K 1970-71 Domestic Tubular bed; zigzag; built-in 4-step buttonholer; enclosed motor; lt. grey 15x1

Classes 500 - 9999

(Classes 1 to 99) (Classes 100 to 199) (Classes 200 to 299) (Classes 300 to 399) (Classes 500 to 9999)



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