Brunswick JR sewing machine

Old 07-25-2022, 06:34 PM
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I purchased a Brunswick Jr sewing machine over the weekend and cannot find any information as to the age/maker of the machine. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
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Old 07-25-2022, 07:35 PM
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Welcome. I can't tell about the age, but I'm fairly certain that it would be a National machine, especially if it looks like https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...onal-150084637. You can see some similar machines at http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...uttle_Machines.

Rather than re-typing, I have quoted a couple of my posts, that I believe would apply to your machine.

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My guess is that your machine will probably would use 20x1 needles, which can be hard to find. Many have used modern needles (15x1 aka 130/705H) by dropping the needle a bit. Someone has used a magnetic sheet cut so that it takes the space difference so that you can use regular needles.

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...I don't know if Jon has any needles, but he is the one to see if he has any 20x1 needles. There are several ways to contact him as he has several places on the web.
https://www.ebay.com/str/jackssmrepair
https://www.ebay.com/usr/jacksnbs?_t...75.m3561.l2559
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Jacks-Ne...4575533/posts/ snf
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There is a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf4EdcMx0eE It is not the same machine, but is similar as to the threading of your machine. There should be a notch on the back side of the screw and you want to pass the thread behind the screw through the notch to the underside so that it goes between the two springs and then as seen in the video. The piece on the faceplate is in a different location but is threaded the similarly.

As for winding the bobbin, it is quite similar to the instructions for the Burdick as seen at https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollec...ges/image6.htm You will want to bring the thread behind the bobbin winder and through the notches/thread guides as shown.
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Old 07-26-2022, 05:24 AM
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Hopefully this photo of the Brunswick Jr will post.
I have researched on the National Sewing machine site, but they do not provide much on the Junior machine.
Thank you for all the input.
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It appears from http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/Ant...0Machines.html that the Brunswick that they were probably made for Montgomery Wards. I don't know where they got the dates from, perhaps from old catalogs. I have seen some that are on line.

Trying to date some of these machines has been difficult at best. There are some that have tried to date various brands of machines by collecting data that came with various machines.

Clean, oil and sew with it. Threading should be similar to other National machines with similar parts.
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