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Hello from Idaho-originally from West Virginia

Old 03-14-2021, 02:48 PM
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Default Hello from Idaho-originally from West Virginia

I joined this site to possibly get some help locating a manual to a Belvedere sewing machine that was just given to me. Model # is 190 and the serial number stamped on it is J-A3 2064. It came with a nice cabinet and needs some cleaning and a good oiling, for it has sat for quite a long time in a cabin here in the mountains.
So if anyone knows or maybe give me info on how to achieve this, I would be very thankful.
Glad to join this site with all you good people. Take care!
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Old 03-14-2021, 04:52 PM
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Welcome. It looks like your machine was probably made by Riccar. I did not find a manual for a Belvedere 190. There are other machines with different names that may be like your machine. A good thread about Japanese zig zag machines at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...s-t207877.html

There is a section here about Vintage machines - https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...thusiasts-f22/

You might want to look through the manuals at http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...g_Machines.htm to see if there is one similar to your machine.

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Old 03-14-2021, 09:10 PM
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Thank you for the information! Need to get this beauty a good cleaning , oiling and getting it in good working order. Will try at some point later to post picture on here. Again thank you for your quick response!

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Old 03-15-2021, 04:25 AM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Glad you got some information from a knowledgeable member.
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:33 AM
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Welcome from Clarksburg, WV! Good luck with your machine.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:13 AM
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Welcome from NE Ohio, hoping you are able to find a manual.
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Old 03-16-2021, 07:23 AM
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Welcome from SE Michigan. Ourworkbench Gave you some of the best information on Vintage Sewing machine and mostly how to navigate the board for new vintage sewing machinist. We all love pictures as he said and understand your decision to wait on posting a pic yet. Great to have you on board with us,.
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:29 AM
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a warm welcome from KY
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Hi from Arizona and welcome.
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:19 PM
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Hello and welcome! Lots of vintage machine enthusiasts/collectors/hoarders here and very nice people. Enjoy the board!
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