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    Class 15 clone? freebie :-)

    Hi All,

    I was the first to respond last night to an add on Kijiji (Craigslist type buy and sell) for this sewing machine. My son and I went to pick it up this morning, the lad is clearing out his aunts old farmhouse, he just wanted it out of the house...and he threw in the 2 metal picnic hampers along with it = storage!!

    I am presuming I have aquired a class 15 clone - 3/4 size machine???...if this is not what it is I would appreciate some info to steer us in the right direction. I have downloaded the free manual from sew-classic, if this is the right one.

    When I plugged her in the needle started right up even though I wasn't touching the foot pedal...so I unplugged her until he gets home from work and can give her a look over, but other than that nothing is bent, rusty or missing so should be a good first project for us to work on.

    The table is in very good condition too!

    Her name is Nellie King which was his aunts name....I automatically said "Whoa Nelly" when I plugged her in, so I guess that fits! LOL

    TIA
    Joann
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    Yep! You have a mighty pretty 15 Clone!

    Check the plug? Will it plug into the machine the other way? I had a machine that took off like a racehorse when I plugged her in, the spousal unit changed the wires around and that fixed the problem!
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    Yes a very pretty clone, love the color. the nob on the left of the pillar should move the feed dogs up and down for darning (who does that anymore?) but should work for FMQ.
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    Thanks Charlee and Caroline!...we are relatively new at sewing machine repair, my husband does small engine repair already so we should have some fun with the old machines....we have quite a collection growing, hoping to fix up and pass on most of them to those who need a machine - this one, well, she is so pretty I might keep her around until just the right person comes along who needs her more...and is as appreciative of the old machines as we are.

    Joann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Yep! You have a mighty pretty 15 Clone!

    Check the plug? Will it plug into the machine the other way? I had a machine that took off like a racehorse when I plugged her in, the spousal unit changed the wires around and that fixed the problem!
    My Admiral did the same thing until I switched the power cord plug and the foot contol plug around. Surprising to say the least. You have a very pretty macihne.

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    Very nice.

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    Oooohh so pretty. Enjoy.

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    Very pretty machine. Love the color. The picnic hampers are neat too. Have fun.

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    Pretty! It does sound like you have the two plug ins (underneath inside the cabinet) reversed. There is usually one for the light and one for the motor. If you get them mixed up, the motor will come on as soon as you plug in the power. Hope you are happily sewing by now.

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    well, hubby came home and observed the "race horse activity" then played around with the wires and plugs and she still runs wildly regardless.....this morning he tried her again and she started running but then stopped and is/was controlled by the foot peddle as she should be, so....he says there must be a problem within the rheostat (that is what he called the little receptacle the wires from the machine plug into) ...the wires aren't the best, nothing frayed but getting crunchy and stiff, so he will have to rewire her at some point. She is still sitting in the kitchen where I can "pet" her when I am going past LOL

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    You say that one is 3/4 size? I have a little black Alden that is 3/4 size - I haven't plugged her in yet - seems like that one will be a little tank though. I'm looking forward to playing with it. I'm thinking the feed dogs drop on the Alden and on yours. I really didn't know they made a 15 in that size.
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    yes, very nice 15 clone.
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    Congratulrations on your machine. She sure is pretty. Her color makes me think of a race car, so maybe that's why she "runs wild". HEHEHE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCDA View Post
    Hi All,

    I was the first to respond last night to an add on Kijiji (Craigslist type buy and sell) for this sewing machine. My son and I went to pick it up this morning, the lad is clearing out his aunts old farmhouse, he just wanted it out of the house...and he threw in the 2 metal picnic hampers along with it = storage!!

    I am presuming I have aquired a class 15 clone - 3/4 size machine???...if this is not what it is I would appreciate some info to steer us in the right direction. I have downloaded the free manual from sew-classic, if this is the right one.

    When I plugged her in the needle started right up even though I wasn't touching the foot pedal...so I unplugged her until he gets home from work and can give her a look over, but other than that nothing is bent, rusty or missing so should be a good first project for us to work on.

    The table is in very good condition too!

    Her name is Nellie King which was his aunts name....I automatically said "Whoa Nelly" when I plugged her in, so I guess that fits! LOL

    TIA
    Joann
    Oh yea doing the happy dance for you I got a 1936 given to me.It was set out beside the road and my brother pick it up for me.I sure do love him he knows i sort of collect sewing machines I have 11 as of now I have an older singer also made in 1930.I would not part with most of machines for nothing.

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    The wiring issue comes and goes, so I was playing around with her last night when she was in the mood to behave LOL - she sews a perfect 1/8th inch seam with me barely touching the cloth ;-) ...all these years I have been struggling with my plastic Kenny which runs off to the left something awful!

    Miriam, yes she is a 3/4 and the feed dogs have 3 settings - her bobbin cover is kind of cool, I will post a pic after the next round of festivities are over!

    Happy New Year everyone!

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    2 more pics

    I thought the plate on this machine was rather interesting - they just cut off the plate from the full size machine...if anyone has a plate like this with all the words visible, could you please tell me what it says. :-)
    I really like that the plate is hinged rather than a slider that can be misplaced.

    ...as you can see in the sample she sews a beautiful 1/8" seam, there is no mark on the plate for 1/4", I will have to make a little guide or use a screw on...or is there a 1/4" foot?

    there have been 2 more of these teal blue machines come up on Kijiji since I brought this one home...tempting!!!!!
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