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Thread: Omega sewing machine

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    Junior Member Reba'squilts's Avatar
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    Omega sewing machine

    Hi...I don't think that I ever posted but have been a reader for quite a few months. I love this site!! Today I found an omega sewing machine at the St Vinnies. I have never heard of them. It is in a plastic case, belt driven, 3 position needle, straight or zigzag. Everything seems to turn the way it should...but is missing the bobbin case. I could not find a model number...would place it in 60's. Has anyone ever heard of them...would it be worth buying and using or selling? I know it sounds crazy because I am unable to give a model. Is there a place to look these up. It is a steal at 10$!!! Thanks for reading..hoping to learn something! Carol. (Reba'squilts) !!!

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    Sounds like maybe a Japanese clone? Why didn't you buy it?

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    We were on the bike...if it turns out to be good will return tomorrow. It came from Canada...that much I know...funny I did not see a model.

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    As Candace said it's probably a Japanese model. "MOST" as a matter of fact all the Japanese machines I've got and seen take a Class 15 bobbin. Sew-Classic.com has them. There is two basic ones the machines take depending on weather the bobbin faces left or towards you. Once you get the machine home ... yes we are a bunch of enablers ... and tell us that I can tell you which bobbin case you'll need.

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    Omega machines are a lower end machine made for big box stores. They are prone to tension troubles. Buyer beware.

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    hi and welcome to the QB!
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    Welcome to this wonderful board, you will love it here. I don't know anything about the machine.
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    Just a little update. First..thanks for the input and welcome!! I decided not to buy the machine b/c I did not want to go to the trouble of finding parts for an off brand. But my daughter found an old treadle in her attic...told me to come and get it and our other daughter has a really old singer in her basement..says come and get it!! So..I am going to get a little experience with vintage! Thanks again
    Carol

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    Carol,

    Before heading down the attic stairs, pull the head out of the treadle cabinet. It will lighten it up considerably and reduce the chances of damage and sprained backs. We never transport one, or move it up or down the stairs with the head in the cabinet.

    Joe

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    I don't transport with the head in the cabinet either, but not because the combination is heavier...I do it so that you don't have 30 lbs of iron bouncing around held only by a few screws in 100 year old wood. You're more likely to damage the cabinet if you don't take the head out.
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