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Thread: Found 2 machines: White model 65 & Remington ?

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    Found 2 machines: White model 65 & Remington ?

    My uncle found out we have an interest to in older sewing machines. He had these 2 sitting in his work shop for a long time. They were not cared for and very dirty.
    The white 65 is nearly all cleaned up and oiled and moves nicely. It's missing the small thread guide so I won't be able to test out sewing til we get that on. The Remington I cannot find any info on what model it is, we won't even try to get that one going, it didn't have a foot pedal. It's motor works. What should we/ could we do with it? Parts are probably good .
    Any thoughts on either model?

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    Foot controllers and wiring blocks are easy to come by. Why not get the Remington up and running?

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    PS, pictures help a lot with most of us


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    Thanks Joe, If I could find info on the Remingtons model # so would could get parts, we might try. We are still learning, so I think it is what is called a badged machine. It is a beige with the emblem under the controls that says ' automatic zig zag'. It has a cam loading spot on top. I find similar looking machines on line but not the one with the cam locking knobs on the front. It needs a tension spring and a case too. We have interest in the mechanical machines and hubby has mechanical skills, but don't really know what is worth putting time into. Also, what is worth putting $ into. I spend a lot of time researching and reading.

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    Sorry I can't put pics on, I wish I could. Kids keep telling me to get a smart phone.

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    And I forgot to add....says made in Japan under the zigzag emblem

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    The only repair I can/ have done is replace bobbin tires. Hubby can fix motors and rewire. I think these 2 machines are going to give us our first lessons in tension repair . They were both abused besides being caked with layers of dirt. I'm the cleanup and research assistant.

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    You don't need a smart phone to put pics here. Just a digital camera that you can download the pics to your computer with. Then it's easy to follow the prompts here to put the pics in. Your machine is probably one of zillions of Japanese made ZZ machines. It will most likely have two power cords on it. One for the motor and one for the light. If it has it's case there is probably a compartment on the right end of the case where the cord block was originally mounted. These cord blocks, the foot controller, and some top tension springs are available from Sew-Classic { http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/ } as well as other on line sources. Joe

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    I agree with Joe. It's probably worth getting the parts and fixing.
    This is a good guide for rebuilding tensions.
    http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/
    ArchaicArcane here also has good info. I don't remember the name of it but she started a thread just a day or two ago that shows why you should disassemble your machine's top tension to clean it.
    Rodney
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    The older Japanese machines are well worth putting time and effort into. What have you got to lose. If you get it working you will have a very nice machine. If you play with it and it doesn't work you will have learned something. Here are links to more pictures etc of old Japanese machines:
    Vintage Japanese 'Badged' sewing machine with fancy stitches
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    Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines
    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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