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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
    I'm not sure how to count this straight stitching Singer 293 - I'm betting it was made in Japan - the blue Sewmor is very much like this machine - but the 293 threads from right to left like a Featherweight.
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    This machine is a Singer 293 made in FRANCE, not in Japan. has an arrow on the throat plate indicates it is threaded just like a FW. It is light weight. It has a plastic knob for the feed dog control and a plastic clip on the bobbin race. Other than that it is all metal. I was pleased with the stitches. I cleaned it up and it looks like almost a new machine. Then I found another one in a suitcase at a thrift store. It was missing the bobbin case, too - these have the odd bobbin case - the little finger points the other way. I found some on line. Now you know the quirks. Not terrible quirks but they have quirks. Made in France though - I wonder what other machines are made in France.
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    Ok, I'll play. I picked up a Stitchmaster Osaka Japan built machine last night. I just got it and it is dirty but it is in fantastic condition. I just took some preliminary "As I got it" pictures and want to share.
    ~G~

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    The Medallion on it just cracks me up and I just have to share that too.

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    I'll post some "After" Pictures when I am done cleaning it up.
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    Very nice G. Is there a JA number underneath?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Very nice G. Is there a JA number underneath?
    Caroline, Thank you. It is a fantastic machine that was very well maintained but stored for some time in a cabinet. That is why the back is so dirty. To answer you question, No there is not. I also cannot find any info on this machine, or one like it on line. It is a model 98. I even have the original manual for this machine and will scan it before finding it a new home if anyone would be interested in a copy.
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    I can just barely make out the label on the back. Does it say Standard Sewing Equipment? Fascinating sewing machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I can just barely make out the label on the back. Does it say Standard Sewing Equipment? Fascinating sewing machine.
    Caroline, Here is the back label.

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    And curiously, there is white out over the words "Serial Number" on the front label.

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    ~Grant~

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    Your sewing machine was manufactured by Universal and imported by Standard Sewing Equipment of New York if I read the lable correctly.

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    Correction now that I can read the label. Hosei Sewing Machine Co., Osaka. Interesting.
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    Love the medallion. Those 40" pants were a hazard on stairs.

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    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...
    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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