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Thread: Bel-air? What can you tell me......

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    Senior Member harrishs's Avatar
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    Bel-air? What can you tell me......

    There was a little ad in today's paper for "antique sewing machine" so I called......she said she thought it was a Singer which is what I collect usually. Well, when I got there, she said she was wrong, it is a Bel Air and really sews good....I thought it was so pretty and appeared to have been so well taken care of----and she only wanted $30--------To me it looks like a clone of my 201----I know it was made in Japan but that is about all....and haven't found much on the net. Any information is really appreciated.
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    Well, actually it's a copy of the Singer 66 and 15. And it's a literal twin to my Sewmor 404. It will take Class 66 bobbins and 15x1 needles and probably sew beautiful stitches.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Well, actually it's a copy of the Singer 66 and 15. And it's a literal twin to my Sewmor 404. It will take Class 66 bobbins and 15x1 needles and probably sew beautiful stitches.

    Joe
    Thanx, Joe!

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    Well, she looks almost new and I love the decals on her! Everyone here says "clones are good"!!

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    If she says "Made in Occupied Japan" on the label on her arm under the Los Angelesd part, then she's a twin to my Bel Air along with another gal's Bel Air. I don't have a manual buit she threads easily and sews through everything including military uniforms seams quite handily. I don't believe the feed dogs drop. I printed off an HA-1 manual from the internet for reference material but can't tell you where I got it. Mine came with mummified bugs and a mouse - hope yours is cleaner. PM me if you want more info.
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