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Thread: Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up

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    wow those are so cool
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    How did I miss this thread? Thank you for starting it Miriam, because I think I now know what the deal is with this sewing machine!!!

    After looking over this thread I believe the first two pictures might be of a dusty 15 clone (the rotten little machine that started this whole old sewing machine obsession!!!) that fell into my hands several years ago and I couldn't find a lick of information on. I don't know what happened to the tension dial...I'm not sure it was ever there. I love the faceplate on this machine though, isn't it gorgeous?

    The last picture is of an actual Singer 15 treadle from 1906 that the Husband purchased for me. Aren't I lucky?
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    Pumpkin, you can get tensions for that - here is a manual so you know how to put it together. I just love that manual - I have learned so much!!! http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/ everything about that manual is good
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Pumpkin, you can get tensions for that - here is a manual so you know how to put it together. I just love that manual - I have learned so much!!! http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/ everything about that manual is good
    Oh wonderful thank you for the link! Because this machine is sort of the clunker of my collection I think I may have removed it myself...I have a cabinet in my sewing area that I keep baggies of parts in! EEP!! I probably should start labeling those baggies now that my collection is increasing into the twenties! About a year ago I got a bug up my butt that I wanted to see what the tension looked like when pulled apart...I suppose I could have just looked online couldn't I? But what fun is that? As soon as the baby falls asleep I'm going to head off into the other room and see if it's in there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Oh wonderful thank you for the link! Because this machine is sort of the clunker of my collection I think I may have removed it myself...I have a cabinet in my sewing area that I keep baggies of parts in! EEP!! I probably should start labeling those baggies now that my collection is increasing into the twenties! About a year ago I got a bug up my butt that I wanted to see what the tension looked like when pulled apart...I suppose I could have just looked online couldn't I? But what fun is that? As soon as the baby falls asleep I'm going to head off into the other room and see if it's in there...
    I think I was about 16 when I took apart a tension. I sure wish I would have had that manual back then... It is very hard to cobble one together out of spare parts for that machine - ask me how I know.
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    Soaking up all the great information and thank-you all for sharing all your beauties...very nice.
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    I have had two clones and I loved them both for many reasons. The first one I bought was a Green Ambassador. I have seen green clones here and Ambassadors too but not a green Ambassador. I found it at an Estate sale and got it for less than the $10 asking price. It needed nothing but oil. The second machine was a blue Universal. I did sell the blue one. Both sewed beautifully and were/are great machines. I have been fixing machines ever since I had such a positive experience working on the Ambassador. I have restored, refurbished and repaired about 50 machines of all makes and types now and Clones as a group are still my favorite for their simplicity, durability, reliability and ease of use. The fact that they lay down such a nice stitch and are very reasonably priced helps too. But I just love the colors they came in.Name:  baby.blue.2.jpg
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    Now I want one. These are all so special. It would be hard to choose a favorite
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I have had two clones and I loved them both for many reasons. The first one I bought was a Green Ambassador. I have seen green clones here and Ambassadors too but not a green Ambassador. I found it at an Estate sale and got it for less than the $10 asking price. It needed nothing but oil. The second machine was a blue Universal. I did sell the blue one. Both sewed beautifully and were/are great machines. I have been fixing machines ever since I had such a positive experience working on the Ambassador. I have restored, refurbished and repaired about 50 machines of all makes and types now and Clones as a group are still my favorite for their simplicity, durability, reliability and ease of use. The fact that they lay down such a nice stitch and are very reasonably priced helps too. But I just love the colors they came in.
    I agree. The clones are still one of my favorites... I really like that green one. Have you seen any with out any name? I have two with no names. Both black and have the same decorating - just nothing on them to identify.
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    Thank you. I have seen several. In many different colors and in black. Some have screw holes. Some have holes for rivets. And others have no holes at all and are decal machines. And the holes are spaced differently too. You can always get vinyl letters cut out at a sign shop for next to nothing and put your own name on it or a saying that you like. If you want it on permantly you can clear coat the letters right in or have a sign lettering/ pinstriping shop do it too. With the vinyl you can change them with your mood or season. I have a friend that is buying a machine from me that has no name on it. I am going to ask if she wants her name or initials put on it in vinyl letters where the name of the machine used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Thank you. I have seen several. In many different colors and in black. Some have screw holes. Some have holes for rivets. And others have no holes at all and are decal machines. And the holes are spaced differently too. You can always get vinyl letters cut out at a sign shop for next to nothing and put your own name on it or a saying that you like. If you want it on permantly you can clear coat the letters right in or have a sign lettering/ pinstriping shop do it too. With the vinyl you can change them with your mood or season. I have a friend that is buying a machine from me that has no name on it. I am going to ask if she wants her name or initials put on it in vinyl letters where the name of the machine used to be.
    Great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    Are the faceplates interchangable? The machine I'm looking at has a plain one and I'd love to replace it with one of fancy scrolled ones.
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    Didn't see this sooner. All you can do is try - I've done it and it worked. Actually quite fun.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...n-t164335.html
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    Never knew there were so many different sewing machines out there! The are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathbug View Post
    Never knew there were so many different sewing machines out there! The are beautiful.
    so many different yet so much in common
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    Here is one of my favorites. She looks like a juke box and a 57 Chevy eloped. Her name is Chevrolet!Name:  2012-08-31_17-17-52_547.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Didn't see this sooner. All you can do is try - I've done it and it worked. Actually quite fun.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...n-t164335.html
    Oh Kathbug i know, I can stuck on ebay or google image for hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    Here is one of my favorites. She looks like a juke box and a 57 Chevy eloped. Her name is Chevrolet!Name:  2012-08-31_17-17-52_547.jpg
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    Mimi, love the machine, it does look like a 57 Chevy, so Chevrolet is a perfect name for the Morse. Those Morse sewing machines are really good machines, but it is not a "15 Clone!" I hope you realized it is not a class 15 clone?

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    There are other clones but the class 15 has the tension on the end. Other type clones have the tension on the front.
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    Hello- I live in Australia and my husband recently bought me a clone in a local op-shop for $25 and I stumbled on this thread whilst trying to find out about the machine. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about these machines. It is a Brother made in Ireland imported into Australia with Australian made bakelite pedal and plug. It looks like it was barely used and sat on top of grans cupboard for 50 years.. sadly there was no box of accessories but the original tape measure was there with the piece of card board still sitting on it! It has a straight stich foot and a darning hoop. It needs a clean and oil and the op-shop cut off the cords as they don't sell working electrical goods...my hubby will rewire it for me so I can try it out..after a good clean and oil of course! I read somewhere that the last digit on the number on the bottom shows the year of manufacture which is a 1 so given the Dublin factory opended in '58 I figure it was '61? The case is in really good condition and there is an extending table too. I have turned the wheel and it is so smooth... Oh and the cover is a red crocodile skin pattern. Any thoughts or advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singing spider View Post
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    Hello- I live in Australia and my husband recently bought me a clone in a local op-shop for $25 and I stumbled on this thread whilst trying to find out about the machine. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about these machines. It is a Brother made in Ireland imported into Australia with Australian made bakelite pedal and plug. It looks like it was barely used and sat on top of grans cupboard for 50 years.. sadly there was no box of accessories but the original tape measure was there with the piece of card board still sitting on it! It has a straight stich foot and a darning hoop. It needs a clean and oil and the op-shop cut off the cords as they don't sell working electrical goods...my hubby will rewire it for me so I can try it out..after a good clean and oil of course! I read somewhere that the last digit on the number on the bottom shows the year of manufacture which is a 1 so given the Dublin factory opended in '58 I figure it was '61? The case is in really good condition and there is an extending table too. I have turned the wheel and it is so smooth... Oh and the cover is a red crocodile skin pattern. Any thoughts or advice?
    I'm drooling all over my keyboard!!! That one looks good. I've seen a couple in really good condition like that but the tension was not put together right or the needle shaft turned a little - I'd say my best advice is use it and enjoy it - you won't be able to out live it unless you are really trying...
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    So it's a score then!

    So my hubby scored with this! I am itching to use it. Why do I want to sew with this more than my new Bernina?...Maybe because it is just so shiny and of course now I want to buy a whole bundle of feet for it. I hope the motor and tension are OK..it has been used at least once as there was a small bundle of cuts off threads underneath from some long ago project..


    This also has caught my kids fascination much more than my new machine.

    better get back to work now..

    cheers

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    I must be a kid...
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    I made a new posting about the Japanese 15 machines: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t207416.html
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    What I have found as I have worked on clones is markings on the bottom of the machine to identify what company manufactured the machine. Not all clones are marked. Even the old Singer 15 was not marked on the bottom.
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    Here is a blue Mercury - very nice machine no bottom markings
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