In another post, I wrote that I had an option between a 301 and 401 but not both. I opted for the 401A.
I had to go to another state (an hour drive) --the backwoods of West Virginia to get this, LOL. Got lost several times but my husband was with me so I wasn't crying...would have if I were alone.
Anyhow, the story is that I was looking for a cabinet for my White Singer 15 clone (the blue one) and saw an ad on Craigslist for a cabinet with sewing machine in need of repair. I emailed the seller to find out what model machine and she told me that it was a 401A. No value on the sewing machine but the table was $40. I wanted to run to her house!
Anyhow, got it home but only had time to dust her a bit. She is in great condition. I will have to open her up to clean and oil because according to the seller, she bought it for the table some 6 years ago and have done nothing with the machine. She did have it beautifully cleaned and kept a dust cover even in the cabinet.
The cabinet is 1958, awesome condition. And the machine is dated 1951. I'm a happy camper:)