New arrival from Chipping Campden here. Found on Ebay looking forlorn in a murky old Singer treadle table.

These Slants had good quality paint, shown here. Just a few minor chips along the front edge.

A little ‘Before & After story’ here. Some Ebay pics below:

The old brown oil stains at least show that it was oiled when in use.

No leads, no attachments, just the head. Oh! It did have a spare bobbin! The good lady just wanted it out of her kitchen! How could I resist? I won’t say how much I paid for it, but it did have a reserve on it! I took a chance & I’m happy now: )

The treadle base is unwanted by me, but some people like to make Occasional Feature tables out of them. But not me. It won’t be scrapped!

So the machine has since had a good clean, inside & out, a proper service, & mechanical check over. No faults found. The motor is quiet & strong & the machine runs very smoothly now, after a gentle 15 minutes running for the oil to circulate.

I happened to have a tidy, clean case for it & it looks a picture now!

If I could have only a single Slant-O-Matic I’d choose a 411G. It does everything a 401G can do, with the addition of Chain Stitch. The 431G has the Free Arm in addition, but cannot be converted to Treadle, whereas the 411G can. The 431G is usually a lot more expensive also.

Always liked the look of those bevel gears. (Not yet greased. I’m waiting on some in the post: )