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I don't know what happened after Singer made this machine but it had to be a sad time. There next line of machines were the Touch and Sew line. I've never used one but in the vintage sewing machine world they are called Touch and Throw. While I love my Merritt 2404 it's twenty years newer and doesn't have as many functions or the style. The Singer 500 is a little slower than the 301 that is in the same family, slant needle machine, but it has so many more features.
I did not cover the cams in the video. The cams allow the machine to make even more stitches. I do have a set of cams,but they didn't come with the machine. I've pieced the set together from second hand shops and garage sales. You can purchase the cams online but there are enough built in stitches you might never need the cams.
Want to see all my vintage Singer sewing machine demos? Check out this great round up where you will find them all. To see all of the great vintage sewing machine content I have either click on the sewing machine tab at the top of the page or click here.
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