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    dh drove to the city and got this today... isn't she pretty? we don't know anything about it at this point.. so we are researching and trying to find a number on it... anyone know of any info.. everything on the motor is japanese except one number

    it does say 15 u on the front where the stitch regulator is
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    when googling this it comes up as a 15U... but everything is in japanese !
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    see that black knob on the right side bottom.. that lets down the feed dogs..does anyone know where i might look for a serial number on this machine?
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    She is beautiful!

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    thats a pretty one,!!!!!

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    Beautiful! And the decals look like they're in great condition.

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    Wow. Looks like she was treated like a Queen.

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    seems to be a japanese singer.. anyone know of where the model number might be located.? we have looked everywhere.

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    I know absolutely zilch about your machine, BUT it does look like there is a sphinx on it... so here is a link to lostn'51 vintage area and hopefully they can help you!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm

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    we found a number. says 1956 made in japan in the city of UTSUNOMIYA. so far that's all we have found.. it looks like it was never used.. presteen and clean
    Utsunomiya, capital, Tochigi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. The city is situated on the alluvial plain between the Ta River and the Kinu River. A castle town in the 11th century, it later served as a post town on the Nikkō Highway during the Tokugawa era (1603–1867). The city became the prefectural administrative centre in 1884. During World War II industries were relocated to Utsunomiya from Tokyo, producing railway cars, aircraft, and machinery. Utsunomiya’s other manufactures include processed foods, paper, and tobacco. Rice and vegetables are grown in the surrounding area. A university was founded there in 1949.

    we have no clue about this but its interesting to see what comes up on the date and the city.

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    Did they have decals in 1956? or is it hand painted???

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchet
    Did they have decals in 1956? or is it hand painted???
    i have no clue.. but i keep rubbing my fingers over them and i don't feel anything.. so smooth they aren't scratched or messed up.. every single one is perfect.. amazing..

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    What a beautiful machine. Those decals are awesome.

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    this machine is in an original case as far as we can tell and it has the wording on it as such:
    IKEHARA UTILITY COMPANY w/ a phone number.
    we are thinking that it was used at this plant possibly?
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    Wow! What a beauty.

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    from the brightness of the decals, you might consider that
    this is not a vintage machine but a recent reproduction.
    as such, the serial # will not show up on the Singer lists.
    the model is 15. probably the vintage Singer 15 manuals will work as they did a good job of copying.
    the Sphnix decals are beautiful !

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty
    from the brightness of the decals, you might consider that
    this is not a vintage machine but a recent reproduction.
    as such, the serial # will not show up on the Singer lists.
    the model is 15. probably the vintage Singer 15 manuals will work as they did a good job of copying.
    the Sphnix decals are beautiful !
    you know, I did not look as closely as I should have. I see the Singer emblem along with the name. I am not sure if the reproductions had the actual Singer name on them. going to
    see if I can find any other info for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty
    from the brightness of the decals, you might consider that
    this is not a vintage machine but a recent reproduction.
    as such, the serial # will not show up on the Singer lists.
    the model is 15. probably the vintage Singer 15 manuals will work as they did a good job of copying.
    the Sphnix decals are beautiful !
    we found the serial number , it's under the 15U's.,, it is either a TC or TG and it starts at 1956. AND the word SINGER is in the casting and on all the parts underneath...also.. this machine has the prettiest stitches of all my older singers.. and...lol ....this one goes so fast there is no way you can run it wide open.. my dh has now claimed it and said i couldn't handle it !! can you imagine,,lmbo !!! newbies..sheesh ,,,they think they know it all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    we are still researching info.. the lady we got this from only used it two times and decided to sell it..

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    Whoa, what a beauty you have there!!

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    Sooooo pretty!

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    If you are getting info in Japanese, there are translation sites available on the internet. Maybe one of them would help you. Or maybe we have a member or two that can read Japanese.

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    Keep us posted. Very curious now! It's beautiful!! Kawaii new! Means cute! Don't speak fluid Japanese. Sorry. My mom is clear in calif so can't help u there either! Wish I could.

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    WOW!!! Those decals are amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful machine!!!! :shock: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    this is another shot at the emblem on the front of it..
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    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    dh drove to the city and got this today... isn't she pretty? we don't know anything about it at this point.. so we are researching and trying to find a number on it... anyone know of any info.. everything on the motor is japanese except one number
    Wow - what a find! Hpe someone can direct you to researching this lovely lady.....

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