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Thread: Does anyone know anything about this sewing machine?

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    Hello Everyone,

    I found this "Stradivaro 30 Deluxe" at an Estate Sale one day a few blocks from my house and as always I head for the bedrooms (that's where most sewing rooms are setup), and sure enough there were piles and piles of material, patterns, half made quilts...etc. etc. But, the two things that caught my eye was the old 'wood ironing board' and a 'very dirty' white plastic sewing machine case hiding under a couple of boxes. Yipppy!! - Yahoo!! - Hit the jackpot with at least the ironing board. :-)
    Now outside, I had already seen a few treadle ? machines that were being sold off, but none looked like they worked. (I already have two now, and both need parts - oops). Anyways, I peaked inside and saw this dirty but oh so beautiful sewing machine....(I'm trying to make this short...but it's not working):?.....I asked to see if it sews and the ladies there where more than happy to show me that it did. So I bought it ($12.50) and of course the ironing board...plus a few other goodies....all to the aprox. amount of $25.00. OK, So, The ladies who sold me this machine did not know anything about it other than that it did sew. So? Does anyone here know anything about it? It's age? It's origin? (Actually I think I saw it say Japan - somewhere). Maybe where I might find attachments? Or if generic attachments might work?
    Thank you for all your help. I've been enjoying the newsletter for months now - starting back in 4/07 - and today was the day to jump in, join in, and learn some good stuff. :-)
    Ok, well thanks for reading the long 'subject matter' and I hope someone has 'seen' this machine before.



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    Thank you :lol:

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    I bet that's a GREAT machine!!

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    It's a very beautiful machine. I mostly got a run-a-round trying to find something about on the net, appears to be common in the 50's and 60's and suprisingly I found 2 different sites that said it was mady by Toyota. All the sites I found agreed that it was from Japan. Here is part of an article I found on a Stradivaro but not your model.

    "The actual machine itself was made in Japan. It is a product of Toyota; this is clearly found on the machine, in the proper place, along with the JIS mark. Toyota Motor Corporation originally produced the machines (beginning immediately post-war), and production was later split off to a subsidiary company known as Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. It appears that Toyota first began to break into the US market in 1962; in 1970, Aisin Seiki set up its own sales network. Thus, the intervening period was likely filled with re-branded machines such as this one, helping narrow its likely date of production."

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    It is a very different color, I haven't seen anything quite like it.

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    Senior Member Karenmay's Avatar
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    I'll bet its got a lovely stitch on it.....But dont put your back out lifting it onto the table!.....It looks almost as heavy as my mums old Singer!

    Karen

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    No info, But that is a really pretty machine.

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    Before you end up with a really pretty paper weight, I suggest you call some of your local repair shops and see if anyone there knows how to work on one/can get parts for it.

    If they can, then you don't have to worry about who will service it, or fix it if it needs work!

    Good luck! It is a very pretty machine.

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    Well, the nice thing about those old machines is that you can usually do the servicing yourself! In general, they merely need periodic cleaning and oiling. There aren't a lot of plastic parts to break off (like my expensive Elna! :x ), and the belts are often standard sizes.

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    That is a beautiful machine!!!!

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