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    Universal

    I brought her home from my parent's attic because I couldn't stand seeing her go to the dumpster. She still works but smells kind of funny when I started her up. I don't know if it is old oil or the motor/cord is going. I don't think I'll ever use her but what can you experts tell me about her. I know she is made in Japan.
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    looks like a Japanese Model 15 clone with good chrome and decals. The funny odor could be dust/dirt/oil burning off, or wire burning. If the machine has two plugs mounted under it, make sure the area around them is clean also.
    These machines are great to own and sew with, parts are readily available also.
    Cil




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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    These type of machines are very cool. I love sewing on my Japanese "Deluxe"

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    I just bought a 15 clone and I am already in love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prim Quilts View Post
    I just bought a 15 clone and I am already in love.
    What a beautiful machine!

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    Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up
    lots of Japanese 15 clones
    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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    I learned on that machine. Tension was always an issue, but I didn't have a teacher and no internet back then. Sure wish I had her back now. Childhood memories.
    brenda in MI

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    I think if you clean her up you will really love it!! Are you new to vintage machines? I really LOVE my Japanese clones .

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