The Singer Sewing Machine Company introduced the Model 201 in the late 1920s. It was quite possibly the finest sewing machine they ever made, the most expensive, and probably the heaviest too. It became highly popular around the start of Word War II. It seemed like everyone wanted one. But, because of its lofty price, it was purchased mostly by professionals and a handful of the wealthiest families. It was the most expensive Singer Sewing Machine at the time. In today’s dollars the cost was roughly the equivalent of the price of a new car or 6 month’s wages for the average worker. Its run lasted more than 30 years. But eventually it simply became to costly to manufacture.
Its rotary hook and high-carbon super-hard corkscrew meshing gears gave the machine a uniquely smooth feel. A well maintained Singer 201 will out sew and out stitch any domestic machine made today. In fact it was likely the best sewing machine ever made by Singer, and it has a history of great stitches to prove it. No machine made today is comparable to the quality, reliability, and durability of the Famous Singer 201 Sewing Machine. There may have been advances in sewing machine technology but the quality of these 201s has never been beaten.