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Thread: Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    That medallion is a crack up - love the color - you will have a good time cleaning that one. Is it metal or plastic? Head light cleaner works to clean up plastic but don't use it on metal... I use it on really crappy cases some times. That or Dawn...
    Thanks Miriam. I have been using Armor All on plastic for years after I spent too much on a plastic headlight restoration product. It was just repackaged Armor All. Doh!
    I'll have to get Dawn's number if I'm too tired to do it myself.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Thanks Miriam. I have been using Armor All on plastic for years after I spent too much on a plastic headlight restoration product. It was just repackaged Armor All. Doh!
    I'll have to get Dawn's number if I'm too tired to do it myself.
    ~G~
    nah Dawn is likely a slacker, too...

    I think Armor All is what I have out there - I use what ever it is on the mean streaks.
    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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    Isn't 117 an odd number for voltage on Grants' machine?

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    I've been working on another badged machine - I like it very much.
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    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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    As promised. Here she is all shined up, back in her cabinet and ready to go.

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    Wow does this one do some great stitches!

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    And a quick before and after of the back.

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    I don't want to take up too much room here but there are more pix on my FB page. The link is below.
    ~G~

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    NICE work! To get a clean like that I assume that you are doing a tear down then clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    NICE work! To get a clean like that I assume that you are doing a tear down then clean?
    Thanks Steve. Yes, First I tear every machine down before I even start. This particular one was left pretty whole inside but mostly disassembled everything else. It may take a little more effort but it makes cleaning the individual components easier. Then I reassemble it and give it a once over when I am done.
    ~G~

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    I posted these pics on the Vintage thread post but it was suggested I post them here. I hope this is the right place this time...

    I bought this Vogue Stitch machine for $12.00 at Goodwill. It was dirty, so cleaned it as best I could. It is not rusted at all on any of the working parts like under the machine or where the needle bar goes into the machine. Didn't have a manual or any extra feet but it does have the power cord and foot pedal. It had a seam ripper and stiletto in the carrying case.
    I couldn't get it to sew straight stitches at first but oiled it good and started turning all the dials every which way til I figured out what the dials do! There was no manual with it but a website was suggested for Japanese-badge machines, so downloaded it. It is like the manual shows except the specific dials. I will work with all the dials and make notes so I can remember what they do.
    I think it sews a beautiful stitch but it weighs a ton. I think it sews much better than all my newer machines as it is strong and the motor runs quietly. If it had cams, I would use it all the time and still might just for piecing.


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    You might have some luck looking for a Dressmaker manual. The small chrome knobs tighten down the stitch width setting position and lock it in place on them. Here is my Dressmaker. They are similar machines. I'm sorry, I don't have a manual.
    ~G~

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    I have a manual for that bottom machine.
    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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