|Singer 301a long bed|
If you're so inclined, you can do this with almost anything you collect. It simply takes time and patience, and you have to enjoy the process of hunting for the next great find, dragging it home, fixing it up, and selling it. I do enjoy that since there is always another model I want to acquire, even if it is only passing through.
Of course I already have the 301 black short bed in a cabinet
|Singer 301 short bed|
Keep in mind that you can also get the short bed in beige or the long bed in black. The black is usually considered more "collectible" mainly because it is the last of the beautiful black Singers with the glossy gold decals. The beige 301 ushered in the color scheme that would be seen in the 400 and 500 Slant-o-Matics. Apparently this was supposed to be a more "modern" style, but they just didn't have the same glamour as the classic black and gold models.
Not that Singer didn't try to cash in on vintage appeal with their anniversary edition 160 a couple of years ago (the less said about this cheap, plastic imitation, the better.)
The carrying case is also exceptionally cool and this one is in very nice condition.
|And it came with SIX original Class 221 bobbins.|