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    Compac Electric Sewing Machine

    Hi! Just wondering if anyone has, or has heard of, the Compac Electric Sewing Machine. I can't seem to find a website on them.
    Thanks!

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    I had a Compac computer....oh, I think that was Compaq...but I did a search for Compac sewing machine and a few things came up suggesting it was a Japanese clone.

    This was from Yahoo Answers, "There were scads of machines made in Japan and sold under a great variety of names in that period ("badged machines"). Many of them were copies of the Singer 15, so without knowing more about your machine, I'd suggest trying that threading sequence:
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/inst… -- put 15 in the search box and take the free download of the treadle diagram (yeah, I know yours is likely not a treadle, but the power source is irrelevant here.)

    Here's what a Singer 15 looks like:
    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w344/…http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/10/05/s…

    Otherwise, would you please put up some clear photos of your machine showing the front, the side of the machine nearest the needle and the bobbin and bobbin case? We can work out the threading from those if you give us the URLs."
    Last edited by quiltingweb; 07-24-2012 at 05:30 AM. Reason: more info

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    It' s just a clone or badged machine as said above. I had one at one point.

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    Thank you both for your quick answers. I actually have the instruction manual so I know how to thread it. I was just wondering if anyone has ever owned one and what they thought of it. Candace, did you like yours? I'll put up pics in the morning.

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    No, I sent it back. I'm sure the machine was fine in its early life, but the seller was a bonehead and sold me a working, in great condition machine, and it arrived as a piece of junk.

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    My Compac is awesome. Very quiet and makes a perfect straight stitch. Beautiful turquoise color and shiny as a new penny. I hope you like yours as well as I do mine.

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    Sorry, but I can't seem to figure out how to add a picture of my Compac. It's sleek, shiny, and black. I test drove it in the store, today I plan on sewing on it at home It was originally purchased on 9-25-1951 in downstate Flint, MI. If anyone can help me upload the pics, I'd be more than happy to show it off.

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    It sounds very pretty!

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    I have one. I haven't had it very long. Here is the link to what I posted about it on the QB. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...c-t191513.html
    I really like it. It sews really nicely and is pretty quiet compared to my other machines. I haven't found a website on them but I do know it was made by Brother. Is it similar to the machine you have or are looking at? I have a manual with it f you have questions. Maybe I can help.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyms View Post
    Hi! Just wondering if anyone has, or has heard of, the Compac Electric Sewing Machine. I can't seem to find a website on them.
    Thanks!

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    Just started oiling it and found uncovered wire Now back to the store with it yo see if they can repair it

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    Never heard of that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyms View Post
    Hi! Just wondering if anyone has, or has heard of, the Compac Electric Sewing Machine. I can't seem to find a website on them.
    Thanks!
    I can remember the sewing machine my Mom used when I was growing up in the fifties and sixties. It was such a pretty turquoise and it said Compac on the side. I've never seen another one and have never found one online. Mom is 83 and has no idea what ever happened to it. Sure wish I had it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scakes View Post
    I have one. I haven't had it very long. Here is the link to what I posted about it on the QB. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...c-t191513.html
    I really like it. It sews really nicely and is pretty quiet compared to my other machines. I haven't found a website on them but I do know it was made by Brother. Is it similar to the machine you have or are looking at? I have a manual with it f you have questions. Maybe I can help.
    Yours is a nice looking machine! Thank you for your help - I do have the owner's manual for it. I found a bare wire thisi morning, brought it back to the store and they're going to replace it I can't figure how to post a picture of it - the "help" center didn't help me If I figure out how, or someone tells me how, I'll post a picture of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyms View Post
    Sorry, but I can't seem to figure out how to add a picture of my Compac. It's sleek, shiny, and black. I test drove it in the store, today I plan on sewing on it at home It was originally purchased on 9-25-1951 in downstate Flint, MI. If anyone can help me upload the pics, I'd be more than happy to show it off.
    you probably need to shrink the photo, it is probably too big.
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    Try looking at this website: ISMACS International. I have not been able to add websites or pictures to this board.
    But if you can bring up this site, it tells about different sewing manchines and and has manuals as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quaint4900 View Post
    Try looking at this website: ISMACS International. I have not been able to add websites or pictures to this board.
    But if you can bring up this site, it tells about different sewing manchines and and has manuals as well.
    Thanks! I'm going to check it out. Thankfully it did come with the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyh67 View Post
    you probably need to shrink the photo, it is probably too big.
    No, at least I don't think so. I just can't find the answers in the Help section to post a picture. Weird, I know, but that's just how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyh67 View Post
    you probably need to shrink the photo, it is probably too big.
    No, at least I don't think so. I just can't find the answers in the Help section to post a picture. Weird, I know, but that's just how it is. It just says "upload of file failed".

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    posting a picture

    Sandyms,
    When you make a posting choose the "Go Advanced" tab. When that comes up, scroll down until you see,"Manage Attachments", choose that one and you can download your pictures.
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Sandyms,
    When you make a posting choose the "Go Advanced" tab. When that comes up, scroll down until you see,"Manage Attachments", choose that one and you can download your pictures.
    Sharon
    Thanks, but I keep trying this and I keep getting the message that the upload failed.

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