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Thread: Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Didn't see this sooner. All you can do is try - I've done it and it worked. Actually quite fun.
    I dressed up my sewing machine just for fun.....
    Oh Kathbug i know, I can stuck on ebay or google image for hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    Here is one of my favorites. She looks like a juke box and a 57 Chevy eloped. Her name is Chevrolet!Attachment 374436
    Mimi, love the machine, it does look like a 57 Chevy, so Chevrolet is a perfect name for the Morse. Those Morse sewing machines are really good machines, but it is not a "15 Clone!" I hope you realized it is not a class 15 clone?

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    There are other clones but the class 15 has the tension on the end. Other type clones have the tension on the front.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Hello- I live in Australia and my husband recently bought me a clone in a local op-shop for $25 and I stumbled on this thread whilst trying to find out about the machine. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about these machines. It is a Brother made in Ireland imported into Australia with Australian made bakelite pedal and plug. It looks like it was barely used and sat on top of grans cupboard for 50 years.. sadly there was no box of accessories but the original tape measure was there with the piece of card board still sitting on it! It has a straight stich foot and a darning hoop. It needs a clean and oil and the op-shop cut off the cords as they don't sell working electrical goods...my hubby will rewire it for me so I can try it out..after a good clean and oil of course! I read somewhere that the last digit on the number on the bottom shows the year of manufacture which is a 1 so given the Dublin factory opended in '58 I figure it was '61? The case is in really good condition and there is an extending table too. I have turned the wheel and it is so smooth... Oh and the cover is a red crocodile skin pattern. Any thoughts or advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singing spider View Post
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    Hello- I live in Australia and my husband recently bought me a clone in a local op-shop for $25 and I stumbled on this thread whilst trying to find out about the machine. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about these machines. It is a Brother made in Ireland imported into Australia with Australian made bakelite pedal and plug. It looks like it was barely used and sat on top of grans cupboard for 50 years.. sadly there was no box of accessories but the original tape measure was there with the piece of card board still sitting on it! It has a straight stich foot and a darning hoop. It needs a clean and oil and the op-shop cut off the cords as they don't sell working electrical goods...my hubby will rewire it for me so I can try it out..after a good clean and oil of course! I read somewhere that the last digit on the number on the bottom shows the year of manufacture which is a 1 so given the Dublin factory opended in '58 I figure it was '61? The case is in really good condition and there is an extending table too. I have turned the wheel and it is so smooth... Oh and the cover is a red crocodile skin pattern. Any thoughts or advice?
    I'm drooling all over my keyboard!!! That one looks good. I've seen a couple in really good condition like that but the tension was not put together right or the needle shaft turned a little - I'd say my best advice is use it and enjoy it - you won't be able to out live it unless you are really trying...
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    So it's a score then!

    So my hubby scored with this! I am itching to use it. Why do I want to sew with this more than my new Bernina?...Maybe because it is just so shiny and of course now I want to buy a whole bundle of feet for it. I hope the motor and tension are OK..it has been used at least once as there was a small bundle of cuts off threads underneath from some long ago project..


    This also has caught my kids fascination much more than my new machine.

    better get back to work now..

    cheers

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    I must be a kid...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I made a new posting about the Japanese 15 machines: The dark underside
    feel free to add to the photos
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    What I have found as I have worked on clones is markings on the bottom of the machine to identify what company manufactured the machine. Not all clones are marked. Even the old Singer 15 was not marked on the bottom.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Here is a blue Mercury - very nice machine no bottom markings
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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