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    Old 07-23-2015, 06:00 PM
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    SINGER J A8 or something like that is printed underneath the machine bed.

    Anyone know anything about this interesting piece? I could get it for a steal.


    thanks!
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    Old 07-23-2015, 06:15 PM
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    Neat looking machine. Japanese manufacturers used a JA code to show who made the machine. If the machine was made in Japan that could be the manufacturer code. I know some Singers were made in Japan. I don't know Singer history well enough to know if they had their own plant there.
    I would get it. I like the case and the machine.
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    Old 07-23-2015, 06:25 PM
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    How could I authenticate (if that is even possible) the machine to see if it truly is SINGER or if it was farmed out? It's as heavy as you would expect it to be, very heavy. I wouldn't mind telling them to price it up for that matter. I don't need it and they resell for a crisis center.
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    Old 07-23-2015, 07:01 PM
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    I would buy it for the case alone. Those are hard to come by in the US from what I have seen.

    The only one I have seen here in Ohio was an oddball 191 made in Japan. It was pretty much new in package and went for good money.
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    Old 07-24-2015, 03:04 AM
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    I have one of those. Does the machine stitch? It seems like a well made machine. For the time period it is better than most Singer machines. Look behind the bobbin and see if gears are clogged with lint. Mine was clogged and the gears were bound up with the consistency of playdough. I had to re-time it. I think you could put that on a treadle and have zz and blind stitch as well as ss.
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    Old 07-24-2015, 03:34 AM
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    Originally Posted by Beautiful_Sound
    Anyone know anything about this interesting piece?

    Jordan
    It looks like it could be a Singer 223.

    CD in Oklahoma
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    Old 07-24-2015, 04:13 AM
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    Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    It looks like it could be a Singer 223.

    CD in Oklahoma
    Well, it sure looks practically the same. But the one in my pic takes cams, does a 223 do that?
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    Old 07-24-2015, 05:04 AM
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    I'd have grabbed it for the case alone!

    The model number should be on the reverse lever plate.
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    Old 07-24-2015, 10:25 AM
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    Oh, what a gorgeous machine and case - I'd have grabbed that in a heartbeat!
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    Old 07-24-2015, 11:23 AM
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    Did you go and get it?
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