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Thread: Kingston heavy duty sewing machine

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    Kingston heavy duty sewing machine

    Had posted a request for information about a Kingston heavy duty sewing machine, #1621, Made in Japan, motor model 195233-G-RP. We would like to know if there is a manual available, or some directions on how to thread the machine. How it should be cleaned, etc. My son is here to help me post some pictures my husband took of the machine.
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    Super Member kitsykeel's Avatar
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    I don't have any info for you but had to say that is a beautiful vintage machine. And the cabinet, it is to die for. I have never seen one in such good shape. Have a bunch of fun sewing on that old goodie. It reminds me of my turquoise Morse.

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    One beautiful machine. Thanks for sharing
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    And the cabinet is my favorite. I looked high and low until I could find one with a matching stool.
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    I don't have any information specific to your machine, but the the layout of the controls is similar to that of the White branded Deluxe Zig Zag sewing machine my mother owned. You might be able to find a similar machine's manual at some of the sites that sell them.

    Is there an upper thread guide on the back of the machine? Usually the thread goes from the thread spool, through the rear upper thread guide, then through the front upper thread guide, down through the front thread tensioner disks, from right to left, through the thread tensioner spring, then underneath that l-shaped piece to the left of the front thread tensioner, then up through the take up arm, then down through a couple of more clips, then left-to-right through the needle.

    Looks like your machine uses high-shank presser feet as well.

    As far as cleaning, I would take the top cap of the machine off, and see how it looks, and open up the door at the needle bar/presser foot bar area, tilt the machine back and look underneath, and remove the needle throat plate and clean out under there.

    The machine looks pretty clean, so it might just need some oil at various points, and you are good to go.

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    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
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    Nice machine. Nicer cabinet.

    Your machine is a simple ZZ machine that uses high shank feet and accessories and can use double needles.

    The one thing I saw that will be a problem if I'm not seeing right is the thread check spring on the top tensioner appears to be broken off. If it is the tension won't be right.
    These springs can be replaced, so it's not a fatal flaw. Sew-Classics sells several different kinds of them.

    Threading it is very simple, well it would be if the spring was there.


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    I can't help with any information. But I did want to say that she is beautiful.
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    Super Member cabbagepatchkid's Avatar
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    Wow! So pretty I have a soft spot for blue machines.

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    Junior Member MadCow333's Avatar
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    What's the serial number on it? That might tell who manufactured it.

    Otherwise, try to match it up with another Japanese xx machine, like a Brother, or one of these Duluze ZigZags http://www.sewingmanuals.com/Sewing_...xe_Zig_Zag.htm This has those buttons on the base but maybe one of the others has those two knobs or sliders at the upper right, too.

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