I was at my favorite thrift store on Friday and saw this machine on sale for $19.99. I passed on it but it kept calling to me. I went back Saturday to buy it and the price was even lower, $9.99. So she came home with me.
It is called a Plymouth and was made in Japan. It does have a serial number of Z1087664. Nowhere is it marked made in Japan or a date. I do not believe that the case it came in is original to the machine because the thread post is bent. Likely the machine was mounted in a cabinet.
The wiring is good, light works, motor runs, but the machine is a little "clunky".
I did some internet research and the best information I could find is that is a clone of a Singer Model 15. Can any of you confirm the info I found? I do think it is worth taking to the local sewing machine doctor to be cleaned and fixed. What do think?
Plymouth Sewing Machine
Back view of machine
View of bobbin case underneath