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Thread: Atlas Deluxe???

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    Atlas Deluxe???

    I recently found a machine just like the one pictured at a garage sale for $5. I had never heard of this brand but thought I couldn't pass it up. Can anyone tell me how to find out when it was manufactured? I did find a copy of the manual online so that has been a big help. From what I read, many of the machines at that time were made in Japan and then badged with different brands here in the United States. The number stamped into the bottom of the machine is A 859622. I appreciate your help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingspb View Post
    .....when it was manufactured? The number stamped into the bottom of the machine is A 859622.
    Hi Misty,

    I like your name. My daughter-in-law’s name is Misty, and she’s a super gal!

    There were at least two versions of the pink Atlas Deluxe Straight Stitch machines. I’ve come across two of the “S-series” (just my terminology for the Atlas machines with serial numbers that begin with an “S”). I had S248303, and now I have S135522. Both of mine have the tension assembly on the front of the machine (toward the operator) instead of on the face of the machine like the one in your photo.

    They were probably made sometime in the late 40s or early 50s, but I am just guessing.

    Nice looking machine.

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    Beautiful Pink Atlas, I have one just like it!!!!!!

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    Great looking machine and quite a buy for $5. Is it in working condition?

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    Wow, 5 dollars? What a deal! It is so pretty too. Looks pretty clean too. enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    Great looking machine and quite a buy for $5. Is it in working condition?


    Yes, I actually got it to work! At first I thought it had some problem but after tightening the belt it runs like a charm. It still needs some fine tuning but I'm relieved it sewed so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    Beautiful Pink Atlas, I have one just like it!!!!!!
    Do you have a manual that might have a date in the front? I found a PDF copy I found online but can't seem to get a manufacture date on it.

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    ​Lucky you. A pink Atlas is on my wish list. Great price that you paid.
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    I'm thinking it's a bit later, like the late 60's early 70's. Cute machine.

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    What a beautiful Pink Atlas, what a find for $5! I love pink machines!

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    A Pink machine? For $5? How lucky can you get.

    A Singer 15 instruction book, available for free online download, will work.

    Enjoy!

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    Pretty Atlas, I have one like it, too!!

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    they are like the Cadillacs of the sewing world...but it...

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    From what Billy (lostin51) told me, they were made by Brother. I bought my Atlas from Billy and love it!!

    My tension is on the front but since yours is on the side then you would consider yours to be a model 15 clone. There is a thread somewhere on this board where you can post pictures of your 15 clones.
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    My hubby had seen a sewing machine case laying in a garbage pile in a mans yard for a long time. This man lived up in the woods in the rainy part of Oregon....loads of rain. The wooden case was waterlogged. He asked the guy if there was a machine in it, "yep", he says then my hubby asked if he could have it, "sure" he says, "take it" (not much of a talker). My husband opened it up, looked inside, and hurried right home. I have a Pink Atlas also! S262296 That case stunk so bad. The machine, thru some miracle, was like new although it stunk too until it aired out. We gave it a thorough cleaning and a new case. I was so excited to have it because I had seen this really flamboyant lady sewing dresses on one in a movie and had fallen in love with her machine. Little did I know I would own one someday. I have several machines but the Pink Atlas gets to do the job when I sew for my little grandaughter. Mine matches the second picture on page 1. Enjoy your machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    My tension is on the front ...
    Thanks for posting a photo of your Pink Atlas. It’s different than the first two examples.

    I wonder how many different versions of the Pink Atlas there were?

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    I've only seen the three shown and I've looked for years on the internet.

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