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Thread: Help, Identifying an Older Machine?!?!

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    This is an older J C penny's machine...
    I have no idea year and other than over the needle on the left side the Name of the machine is called "Penny's"
    The sticker on the motor is completely blank the writing warn off.
    On the left front there was a plate stating made in Japan exclusively for JC Penny and underneath was a small plate engraved with Z4926878. When lifting up the machine to put away in the storing cupboard there was a paper tag seen in pic as coming off that said RSMCO model...103, as well as 115v A.C. D.C. which that I believe to be that it is noting its voltage and electrical use..
    Please anything would be great!!! so I can get a manual and know what to look for to get her up and working? maybe?
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    She's pretty.

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    I would ask Billy, our resident expert.
    His name here is lostn51

    She's pretty!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    Look on the bottom of the machine, there should be a JC number in the casting. It will look like raised letters under the paint. If you find one let us know what it is.

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    A JC or JA number would help me locating the manufacturer. It really favors a Brother in several ways but I need some numbers to see what it is.

    The RSMCO is making me think "Riccar Sewing Machine Company", That is why I need the JA and JC numbers off of it.


    Billy

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    Prety machine, I love the color!

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    Oh, my favorite sewing machine color - very pretty machine! :)

    I passed up a Fotomatic IV this color on craigslist a few years ago and I've been kicking myself ever since - I really LOVED the look of that machine.

    Looks like it's got a vertical bobbin for FMQ! :) How wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    Oh, my favorite sewing machine color - very pretty machine! :)

    I passed up a Fotomatic IV this color on craigslist a few years ago and I've been kicking myself ever since - I really LOVED the look of that machine.

    Looks like it's got a vertical bobbin for FMQ! :) How wonderful!
    Why do you say "a vertical bobbin for FMQ? You can't FMQ on a drop in bobbin???

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    She is so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntdeb
    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    Oh, my favorite sewing machine color - very pretty machine! :)

    I passed up a Fotomatic IV this color on craigslist a few years ago and I've been kicking myself ever since - I really LOVED the look of that machine.

    Looks like it's got a vertical bobbin for FMQ! :) How wonderful!
    Why do you say "a vertical bobbin for FMQ? You can't FMQ on a drop in bobbin???
    I had this same question. I FMQ just fine with a drop in bobbin on a dinky mechanical Brother with no problems except "user"!!

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