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Thread: Vintage Brother Machine

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    This was my moms sewing machine and I have had it out in the garage. I called Brother and they could not give me any info on it, hoping someone on here can help. It is a Brother International Corportation Deluxe Zigzag, Model #1221, Serial #11T8 or 1118, can't really read it. Said made in Taiwan. Brother did say it was probably about 40 years old.
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    Looks good. I'd love to have a machine like that:) Enjoy her:)

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    It looks older than 40 yrs, I have one that is at least that old and has several variations of stitches and lengths and widths dials.

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    Try posting your question in the Vintage Sewing Machine shop on this board, bet someone there can help you.

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    not sure how to find that?

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    I would guess from other photos on the internet found through Google that this machine is from the mid-1950s. It should probably be a strong machine, and will last you for a long time if taken care of. Keep it oiled, and have it adjusted once in a while.

    How nice to have your mom's machine!!

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    It sure looks like your Mom took good care of it. Aren't you lucky.

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    Actually looking at the logo and the companies time line I would put this on in the 1970's somewhere. I am still just getting into the Japanese machine research (only 3 years into it) and there is not a lot of information about the machines out there. I probably know more about them than anyone else on the planet but trying to get all of my factory documents deciphered is taking a while. (all in Japanese)

    But I can tell you that it will use the standard 15x1 needles and the Class 15 bobbins all of which are found very easily. I know that Brothers are a sturdy machine and you can not kill them. I have worked on several of the very early ones and I really loved them. In fact I am looking for a "Windomatic" because that machine set the benchmark for every machine that was made anywhere in the world ever since. Very hard to find and very nice!!!

    Billy

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    I love how it says deluxe zig zag. Is that all that it does :?: Alot of zig zag written on this machine :thumbup:

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    Oh I don't know haven't tried it out yet. I will let you know if that is all it does,

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