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Old 11-12-2020, 02:39 PM
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Hi I am the extremely proud owner of several lovely vintage but not antique sewing machines, all were destined for the scrap heap.
None of them were in working order, I've got three of them fixed so far, learning to sew with them in the process!
I am having difficulty finding out what year/model they are, one I use most is a Jones electric model, number on plate is AB 905728.
Any help dating her gratefully received
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Old 11-12-2020, 03:09 PM
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There isn't a comprehensive list of serial numbers for Jones machines like there is for Singer. You have to go about it differently; identify model, type of machine, and maybe you can track down year of introduction, years it was made, maybe close serial numbers, etc. I guess 1920 and older these days are antique machines, any newer falls in the "vintage" category. At some point around 1960 (or maybe a few years before) Jones models are probably badged Japanese made machine, any zigzag model is likely to be Japanese, much the same for late 15 clones.

Here's a rough guide to identifying model
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Old 11-12-2020, 03:57 PM
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welcome aboard. and BTW Jones in the early days was a British machine.Mine is knda pretty.
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:28 AM
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Leon, that is a nice looking W&W clone.

Mrs. Jones, as Mickey2 said "There isn't a comprehensive list of serial numbers for Jones machines..." If you looked at the needlebar link that he sent there is quite a variety of Jones machines and lots more if you do an image search on the web.

There is not enough information to make an even an approximated guess as to the date of your machine. Many treadles and hand cranks were later converted to electric machines.

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Old 11-13-2020, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
Leon, that is a nice looking W&W clone.

Mrs. Jones, as Mickey2 said "There isn't a comprehensive list of serial numbers for Jones machines..." If you looked at the needlebar link that he sent there is quite a variety of Jones machines and lots more if you do an image search on the web.

There is not enough information to make an even an approximated guess as to the date of your machine. Many treadles and hand cranks were later converted to electric machines.

We like pictures. In order to post pictures on Quilting Board, you will probably need to reduce or compress the picture to a file size that is smaller than 2MB. How to post images can be found at https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...020-01-17-.pdf
Don't forget to scroll over to the far right to find and click on the "Upload" button.

I have found that only the big red "Reply" button or "Quote" work to give me the paper clip icon to work for adding pictures.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...p-location.jpg

Some additional info regarding reducing images at post #4 and images for the scroll and upload button can be found at #5 of https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...d-t312607.html

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
Thanks guys! Will fo more research, make some educated guessed then post some pictures and see what you think! Thanks for the nice welcome 🙂
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Old 11-14-2020, 01:38 AM
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Do some research that is!
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