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

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    Steve,

    Put that bobbin cover back on, it looks neglected like that. And, if the spring on the plate is broken they can be replaced. My LSMG has replacement springs so I suspect yours might too. If not Sew-Classic has the slide plates for really reasonable prices.

    Joe

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    Sorry, those were older photos that I had available up on Dropbox. it's all fixed now.

    My Daughter (who owns this unit) is absolutely in love with it. For Christmas I found her an original "Riccar monogrammer" with all the cards.

    She sews with this machine at least once or twice a week now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Sorry, those were older photos that I had available up on Dropbox. it's all fixed now.

    My Daughter (who owns this unit) is absolutely in love with it. For Christmas I found her an original "Riccar monogrammer" with all the cards.

    She sews with this machine at least once or twice a week now.
    COOL!!!

    Joe

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    Hi meriam
    I didn't know that some machines were made in japan.
    I am a vintage japanese sewer, ( made in japan 1/20 /1954 ) hehe
    This made me think about the machine here in the computer room It is a new home machine & it has little black cams that you put in it to do lettering & decrative stitches. My sister in law won it years ago & gave it to our step mother. My stepmother used it a little bit then I got it after her & daddy went to the nursing home.
    But it is made in japan but I couldn't find a date on it.
    catherine antone

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumrub View Post
    Hi meriam
    I didn't know that some machines were made in japan.
    I am a vintage japanese sewer, ( made in japan 1/20 /1954 ) hehe
    This made me think about the machine here in the computer room It is a new home machine & it has little black cams that you put in it to do lettering & decrative stitches. My sister in law won it years ago & gave it to our step mother. My stepmother used it a little bit then I got it after her & daddy went to the nursing home.
    But it is made in japan but I couldn't find a date on it.
    I wish I knew how to find the dates on those Japanese machines. Snap a picture of it and post it on here. They made them very well but if you think about it they now make some really great cars in Japan, too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    The Japanese car companies like Nissan, Toyota, and Honda also make better cars here in the US than the American name plate manufacturers do. It's got something to do with the corporate attitude I think.

    Joe

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    right now I'm working on a Free Westinghouse, its black n the wiring is baaaad can't even try it out the shape it's in. I was wondering if it was clone or made in Japan. In the next few days I'll try to post picture of it.

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    The Free Westinghouse is not a clone.
    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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    Miriam,

    This is a cousin to your Gold Good Housekeeper. I recently found the machine at a Share House in Ann Arbor Michigan. I walked out with the machine for $25. I know nothing about it really. I got it to sew a straight stitch but the tension needs some adjusting and I am not 100% sure I have it threaded correctly. The machine did not like it when I threaded the needle from right to left. It really seemed to prefer the needle threaded left to right.
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    I love that color - looks like a fun machine. Looks like the paint is in respectable condition, too. Does it sew ok setting like that??? I found a generic manual somewhere - it helps for the zzer but not the ones with fancy stitches - there will be differences but maybe it will helps some: http://www.dontai.com/wp/images/imperial-535-manual.pdf It looks like you turn the upper dial and set it with the knob to the right to get zz stitches. The lower dial is ss. The bottom dial is for free motion.
    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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