I have been reading about everyone's thread injectors and lusting after the old Singer 301/401's. Well, I am in Oklahoma visiting during the holidays and my wife wanted to hem up a pair of my dad's pants. My mom said we could use hers, which had been stored for at least ten to fifteen years. I took it out of the case and it was a pristine 301A, with ALL the accessories! SCORE!!!! This thing has all metal gears and is emaculate! It sews like a.... like a sewing machine! This thing is fast, solid and a real beauty. I'm in love! Mom said I can have it since she is 85 and can no longer use it and I will, I can assure you! All kinds of new gear ideas are popping into my head. Ain't moms great!?