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Thread: Help me identify this pretty blue lady!

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    Help me identify this pretty blue lady!

    I picked up this Japanese clone at the thrift store yesterday. ($8!) I need to replace a few parts, and I can't find any information on what it is. If anyone has some insight as to what the manufacturer is, I'd love to hear!

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    It's a badged Japanese made machine.

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    Here is more info: Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines feel free to post your pictures there, too. Here is a generic manual might help some: http://www.dontai.com/wp/images/imperial-535-manual.pdf
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    I have no ideas, but what a beauty!!!!

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    It is a pretty thing!

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    Thanks everyone. I'm familiar with these old Japanese machines, it's very similar mechanically to my Janome. I was actually hoping to find out what kind of replacement parts to look for? The tension assembly needs to be replaced.

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    What is wrong with the tension? If it is all there it can be rebuilt.
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    When Miriam speaks of rebuilding tensions she knows from whence she speaks. Even if the springs are missing or mangled, they can be replaced.

    Your Machine was made by J- A 15. Probably Koyo - Sieko for White / Janome. It is incredibly similar in shape, details, trim to my Aldens Deluxe ZZ model SUZ-2. I'd bet they were made for the same company.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What is wrong with the tension? If it is all there it can be rebuilt.
    The check spring is broken. This one is identical, but this machine can't be a Necchi. http://www.mysewingmachineparts.com/...180-01-necchi/

    This is the entirety of the tension assembly. It doesn't look quite complete, though I could be wrong.
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    This manual tells how to reset the tension including that spring:
    http://www.tfsr.org/pub/technical_in..._mechanism.pdf
    I just made a post about the set screws:
    BANG HEAD HERE > + < or releave the tension???
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