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    I saved this from going to the scrap for now. do not know anything about it but it does work. very heavy machine. says stitchmaster on the front and japan on the id tag. couldn't find anything about it so far. anyone have any ideas? thanks
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    I clean up machines like that to donate to a local non-profit that offers quilting classes for the disabled. Many of the people cannot afford to buy a machine.

    Can't tell you much about this particular machine except that most of the old machines are real workhorses and will last almost forever given a little oil. This one was taken out of a cabinet. If you decide to keep it, you will probably want to measure the base and check at thrift shops periodically to find a cabinet to go with it. The electrical cord looks in decent shape.

    Edit: Actually, maybe not originally in a cabinet but rather in a "portable" carrying case.

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    No idea, wish I could help :( good luck.

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    I don't know anything about this machine but am glad you saved her. Maybe someone else will be able to give you more guidance. Congratulations!! :thumbup:

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    it came to me in a portable carry case..very very heavy machine. I am not sure what to do with it but wanted to research some info on it. I do like older machines and love them even more now. I bought a new singer almost 1 year old and has been in the shop 4 times already. kicking myself in the rear for selling my old one.. hope to get some replys on any info on it. seems to run good.

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    To me, it really looks like an old Singer. It's better than any of the ones I've picked up in carry cases, as I see it has decorative stitches. The ones I find are usually basic machines, but this one looks more top-of-the-line for its day.

    Cleaned up, in working condition and in its carrying case, a machine like this would sell for about $30 in thrift stores in my area. It would be considered a vintage machine, although not necessarily collectible. If I didn't have other machines, I would use it as a backup for my Bernina. But, as I said, this is the type of machine I look for in the $5 to $30 range to fix up for donation to the non-profit.

    Does it take cams? Or can you do the decorative stitches without cams? Without cams would make it a newer machine (than one that needs cams), I'm pretty sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsbuffalo
    it came to me in a portable carry case..very very heavy machine. I am not sure what to do with it but wanted to research some info on it. I do like older machines and love them even more now. I bought a new singer almost 1 year old and has been in the shop 4 times already. kicking myself in the rear for selling my old one.. hope to get some replys on any info on it. seems to run good.
    Maybe Billy can help you. Good luck.

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