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Thread: Classic model Z

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    Classic model Z

    I was recently given this machine that had once belonged to my grandma. It says it is a Model Z super Zig Zag made in Japan. It is badged "Classic". the only number I have found is stamped Z52252. It came in a cabinet and I was told it no longer had a foot control. Once i had it at home and looked it over, I discovered the "foot control" mounted on the inner right side of the cabinet and was actually a knee control. Does anyone have any information about this machine? Age? I am guessing 1960's?? All it needed was a little TLC and it sews like a dream!Name:  20190403_121934-COLLAGE.jpg
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    What a pretty little machine! Being that it belonged to your Grandma makes it extra special. I have my mother's machine and my grandmother's and treasure both of them.
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    That's a beauty! And family connection makes it special! Love it!
    A husband is the perfect confidant to tell your secrets to - he can't reveal them to anyone else because he wasn't really listening when you told him!

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    Thanks for that information. Will get a different belt put on!

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    In 1956, my parents gave me a machine (in a portable case) that looked just like your machine. It was called "Morse Super-dial). I had it at college and used it for my Home Economics classes. It did a zig-zag stitch. I remember that I did not like it very much and traded it for a Singer 401A in 1959. I still have that machine and love it.

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    My first impression was "That looks like a Morse". My Morse fotomatic was made in Japan by Toyota, I don't know if all the models were made by the same manufacturer, but it's a place to start. Google Morse sewing machines and looks at images to see if you spot one that looks like yours.

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    What a beauty. Lucky you both because it was Grandma's but also such a wonderful machine. Everyone covets the blue ones.

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    I meant to also say Welcome. Lots of people on this board are very knowledgeable. I am sure someone will be along who can give you good info about the date. You might also like to look through the old posts under "For Antique and Vintage Machine Enthusiasts". It is a sub-section under Main, listed at the top of the page. Try looking under "Badged machines," and "dashboard machines". Use the search button at the top of page right side then hit your refresh button (F5) then you will get it to work.

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