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    Old 03-24-2022, 04:06 AM
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    Hello....
    I just found this site and hope I am doing this correctly. Can anyone help me ion identifying the model, history, or value of this Bradford Brother Cabinet Sewing Machine in my Mother-in-Law's basement? Trying to attach photos.
    Any info would be appreciated. As you can tell, I am a rookie here. Thank you.
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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:05 AM
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    I'm no expert, but I think your machine is a series 15 (tension dial on the left). The cabinet your machine is in looks very similar to the cabinet my mother's Singer 15-91 is in.
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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:09 AM
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    Thanks for the reply. She had said something about it being an old Singer, but the Machine says Bradford and the motor housing says Brother.
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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:20 AM
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    For some reason, people have a tendency to think that any old machine is a Singer. I'm thinking that many of this vintage machines (made in Japan) are what are considered 15 class machines in that they use 15 class bobbins and 15x1 needles. Indeed the JA-28 is associated with Brother. Many machines were what are considered "badged" machines which means that the same machine could have many different names on them. Some info about Japanese machines can be found at http://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/resources.htm#jajc

    Are there any attachments or a bobbin slide plate in the front drawer?

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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:25 AM
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    Just identified it as a Brother Bradford JA 28. Thank you all.
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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:31 AM
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    I edited my post to include a site with additional info regarding Japanese machines and some names used http://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/resources.htm#jajc

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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:33 AM
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    Yep....front drawer with things inside.
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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:40 AM
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    Originally Posted by donlongo
    Hello....
    I just found this site and hope I am doing this correctly. Can anyone help me ion identifying the model, history, or value of this Bradford Brother Cabinet Sewing Machine in my Mother-in-Law's basement? Trying to attach photos.
    Any info would be appreciated. As you can tell, I am a rookie here. Thank you.
    Unless you happen to connect with a "Brother collector" the machine will go in my area (DFW) for $50. to $75 - maybe , on a good day, $100.00. The cabinet is not in good condition, so it's value is negligible.

    Basically, it's just an old sewing machine. It's not to disparage the machine. It's probably a really good machine that would do a great job, since it was made by Brother. But, there are lots of old machines out there and not too many people who sew anymore. There really aren't that many collectors.
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    There are a few machines that will go for good money. Those are Singer featherweights, (sometimes a Singer 301) and some Bernina models.

    JMO.

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    Mostly I see bobbins and a lamp shield and a couple of things that I can't identify. I do not see the plate that goes over the hole on the left side of the needle. It would be similar to the one seen at https://www.bonanza.com/listings/bro...lates/29259875

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    Old 03-24-2022, 05:54 AM
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    Thanks very much. I appreciate the info. That goes along with what else I have been reading.
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