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A Black Beauty without a name.

A Black Beauty without a name.

Old 09-12-2021, 07:26 PM
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Default A Black Beauty without a name.

If anyone has an idea of who made this machine, please share. It have no name as far as I can see. There is only a serial number. It looks like a Singer, but....
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Old 09-12-2021, 08:43 PM
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Does it say "made in Japan" on it?
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:28 PM
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I believe it is a Japanese clone of the Singer model 15. There are tons of them out there and most are really good machines.. Yours is so pretty with that scrolly face plate, and it looks to be in great shape.
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Old 09-13-2021, 05:28 AM
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Yes, that appears to be a 15 clone. Sometimes these Japanese clones will have a JA and/or JC with a number after the JA/JC. There is someone that has been keeping a list of various badged names and possibly which manufacturer is associated with that number. http://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/resources.htm There are many threads here on QB about clones. Here are a couple https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...4361.html.html and https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...d-t300326.html

I have a 15 clone, that the "made in Japan" was on the back pillar and I did not see it until I took the motor off.

ETA - a manual can be found at http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...ion-manual.pdf It threads a little differently than the 15-90 & 15-91.

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Old 09-13-2021, 07:03 AM
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Have you noticed the quick release at the top of the presser foot tension?. Neat-o\
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:37 PM
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What a beauty!
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:16 PM
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Looks brand new. If so, it might be made in China or India. Beautiful machine.
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