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    Sewmor 770...........

    Just got this @garage sale this morn for $20. Cabnit is sad looking but I have lighly sanded and will give it a new shine and buff. The machine is really DIRTY but will tackle that soon. Any have any info or copy of manual for this?? Cool looking , looks like it needs cams but none came with. Found a PDF of a manual for a Sewmor 606 which has some sinialar things on them. Any help would be appreciated!
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    ppquilter,

    That's a neat machine. I like the ones with all the knobs and levers. I wish I had a source for a manual but I don't.
    I'm not sure that one uses cams. I don't see a trap door or any thing that looks like cams would attach. I'm fairly certain that one uses the built in stitches. With the stitch width / length / and the stitch combo you'll be able to do a tremendous variety of stitches with it.

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    There is a little covered opening at the back which says cams 1 of 7. Both spool pins are folding. I was just watching part 1 of cleaning old machines It was saying don't use metal polish on the japanned parts so what just soap and water? I like the color and don't want to mess with ruining it.
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    OK, I couldn't see the trap door from your pics.

    On colored machines like that I use either: sewing machine oil with a soft cloth or cotton balls, or baby oil with soft cloths or cotton balls.
    I've also used Goop non pumice hand cleaner. Soft cloth and rub gently.
    I also use a variety of tooth brushes to get into cracks, crevices and corners.

    I don't use soap and water because water equals rust in my opinion.

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    How cute is that?!! Love it! Did you google for a manual? Unfortunately, most sites have them for sale. :< Don't use water. You can use sewing machine oil and I use Armoral for stubburn grime.

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    My Sewmor 600

    Here are pictures of my Sewmor 606. I also have not been able to find a manual. Based on her shape I think she is a Necchi clone with a few other machine styles thrown in. She sews beautifully and when I find a cabinet to fit her in I will try FMQ as her feed dogs can drop via a nob on the bed. The cabinet she is sitting in is a Sears cabinet. She is only in the cabinet while I was cleaning and testing her.
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    Caroline,

    Relics says they have a manual for the Sewmor 606. But the machine they picture doesn't match yours.
    Here's the link anyway in case you want to check with them.
    http://pages.sewing-machine-manuals....922516179.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Caroline,

    Relics says they have a manual for the Sewmor 606. But the machine they picture doesn't match yours.
    Here's the link anyway in case you want to check with them.
    http://pages.sewing-machine-manuals....922516179.html

    Joe
    Yes, Joe, I had checked Relics out previously. The 606 they show no way matches mine, but the medalion on mine says 606. Looking at some of the other Sewmore manuals, the sure "scream" Necchi to me, especially the 711.
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    I wonder if the Sewmor 606 did one of those things like the Singer 201. Started out as a heavy old style black machine then changed to a lighter squared off aluminum design with the same number.

    Just a thought, and I agree about the Necchi influence.

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    Your finish isn't 'japanned'. It's baked on enamel and very tough. I scrubbed one with a toothbrush and Dawn dishwashing detergent, making sure none went into the machine and rinsing and drying well very quickly. If it's been around a smoker, it takes some cleaning. I don't know about the rust - I've never had any except on one bobbin and I'm going to throw that away.

    Caroline and Joe, my Admiral machine that looks enough like my Necchi to be its brother was made by Brother in Japan. Just to confuse things even further on these Japanese made machines.

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    irishrose,

    I don't need no more confusing ..............


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    Great find!!!!!

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    To "restore" the finish on your table use denatured alcohol and rags. Pour the denatured alcohol on the rag and then wipe with the grain in long quick strokes. This dissolves the old scratched shellac, spreading it to fill in the scratches. All you're doing is redistributing the finish! Let dry,then wax with a very good furniture grade wax. Your table will look beautiful and best of all, the same as when it was new.

    I did this with the table top on my Singer 15-91 a month ago. It's so beautiful now!

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    more purdy now..............

    I like a darker finish on my wood so i used Watco Danish oil on my wood. Took knobs off and scrubbed. Yes I think it was in the home of a smoker, used toothbrush and alittle dawn watered down to scrub the outside. It seams to be in working order but wiring look bad in spots so not sure I want to plug in, but she looks much happier and purdy in my sewing rm. had to move machines around to make rm for her.
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    More than purdy!!! Absolutely gorgeous. And look at all the good company she is in.
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    Dearest Folkartisans,
    I'm not experienced enough to be tagged a beginner - about sewing and quilting, too - although maternal g-gnome had that footprint, or rather hand print. In any event, please type slowly lest I become evermore confused.
    Am wondering if the the heavens ever opened up and tossed down an instruction manual for your Sewmor 770? Reason I ask is that I guess it's fair to say that I lucked into one; and, boy howdy, I could certainly use the printed word direction, too.
    Closest I've found to obtaining a manual for Sewmors is via Relics, and I'm guessing the closest model # manual would be for the 711(?). Suppose that the 770 was built in the 1940-50s era with cams that are built in, not sure about the 711; & the 606 is a more vintage straight stitch machine. Any direction offered would be most appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needledumb View Post
    Dearest Folkartisans,
    I'm not experienced enough to be tagged a beginner - about sewing and quilting, too - although maternal g-gnome had that footprint, or rather hand print. In any event, please type slowly lest I become evermore confused.
    Am wondering if the the heavens ever opened up and tossed down an instruction manual for your Sewmor 770? Reason I ask is that I guess it's fair to say that I lucked into one; and, boy howdy, I could certainly use the printed word direction, too.
    Closest I've found to obtaining a manual for Sewmors is via Relics, and I'm guessing the closest model # manual would be for the 711(?). Suppose that the 770 was built in the 1940-50s era with cams that are built in, not sure about the 711; & the 606 is a more vintage straight stitch machine. Any direction offered would be most appreciated.
    Could you post a picture of your 770? That would give us an idea what manual would be the best match. I am going to guess that your 770 would have been produced in the 1960s or so.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by needledumb View Post
    Dearest Folkartisans,
    I'm not experienced enough to be tagged a beginner - about sewing and quilting, too - although maternal g-gnome had that footprint, or rather hand print. In any event, please type slowly lest I become evermore confused.
    Am wondering if the the heavens ever opened up and tossed down an instruction manual for your Sewmor 770? Reason I ask is that I guess it's fair to say that I lucked into one; and, boy howdy, I could certainly use the printed word direction, too.
    Closest I've found to obtaining a manual for Sewmors is via Relics, and I'm guessing the closest model # manual would be for the 711(?). Suppose that the 770 was built in the 1940-50s era with cams that are built in, not sure about the 711; & the 606 is a more vintage straight stitch machine. Any direction offered would be most appreciated.
    Mine is the 770 so is yours just like mine or diff? i am still in search of a manual though,sorry!
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Size:  38.5 KBMachine is being shipped, so not with me yet. Only photo I have & sorry 'bout size...the computer and I have a love/hate relationship, sans the love. Described as in near pristine condition, & the pedal looked like it had never known a toe-tapper - 1.5 amps, 21 built-in stitches, etc. Guess I was fortunate in that there was only but one other bidder. Seller wrote after sale that she had two previous offers, each nixed by each lustful galpal's hubby. Via web research I was informed that there were some 15 companies making what are now called Japanese clone machines dovetailing post ww2 reconstruction; Usually under contract from the likes of Singer, Brothers, Necchia, etc & also for every department store brand under the sun; Sometimes they would also deconstruct and copy existing machines, with usual results as good, sometimes even better than mimicked originals. Some maybe not, so dunno.

    I opted to order a generic instruction manual for $5 + postage, said within public domain, although described as for '60s zig-zags - what caught my eye there was seller's write-up (Having problems finding exact match manual?) about how many/most were similarly constructed and he used it for, among others, a Dressmaker...I saw a Dressmaker label machine with a similar, not exactly, looking dial set-up. With my baseline of understanding I read dog feed and figure Rover's tummy is growling...just to underscore the less than little I know.

    Someone wrote that the manual is the most important accessory one can have, so, hope the generic one helps; Can't hurt; And plan to keep looking for any manual that figures to even help more, so as to better enable my loopy learning curve.

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    Hey there and howdy do ppquilter, et al,
    I did receive Sewmore770; By all appearances it is a a beauty; & by all appearance a beauty sans plastic as it will remain sans plastic surgery. Seller is seemingly a lower order primate, since it was packed as if by a monkey visa vi my requested & payed for extra care re shipping. So, it now has two approx. 5cm bare metal wounds as if gouged by a screwdriver. What can you do about the wake of acne beyond accept the scars?
    Most important for me, the motor/bracket/bolt was loose and when tightened the motor does not rest square, but rests at a several degree angle from square behind machine, with it's spindle to belt drive seemingly tight. Does the motor on the back of your Sewmor 770 rest parallel behind, or is yours also at a non-plumb position? I'll be taking it into a sewing machine fix-it/check-up place, but wondered if the bracket - which is serious gage iron metal - may have been bent during shipping by any dark and vast impersonal forces? Machine did come with some accessories, including two different multiple cam insert disc pieces. Haven't received that generic De Luxe Zig-Zag Sewing Machine Instruction Manual yet. Again, not sure how much help that'll be, but if you can't find it and want copy I'd be happy to provide it at only cost of photocopy and postage. Best to all, or as close I can manage to that, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by needledumb View Post
    Hey there and howdy do ppquilter, et al,
    I did receive Sewmore770; By all appearances it is a a beauty; & by all appearance a beauty sans plastic as it will remain sans plastic surgery. Seller is seemingly a lower order primate, since it was packed as if by a monkey visa vi my requested & payed for extra care re shipping. So, it now has two approx. 5cm bare metal wounds as if gouged by a screwdriver. What can you do about the wake of acne beyond accept the scars?
    Most important for me, the motor/bracket/bolt was loose and when tightened the motor does not rest square, but rests at a several degree angle from square behind machine, with it's spindle to belt drive seemingly tight. Does the motor on the back of your Sewmor 770 rest parallel behind, or is yours also at a non-plumb position? I'll be taking it into a sewing machine fix-it/check-up place, but wondered if the bracket - which is serious gage iron metal - may have been bent during shipping by any dark and vast impersonal forces? Machine did come with some accessories, including two different multiple cam insert disc pieces. Haven't received that generic De Luxe Zig-Zag Sewing Machine Instruction Manual yet. Again, not sure how much help that'll be, but if you can't find it and want copy I'd be happy to provide it at only cost of photocopy and postage. Best to all, or as close I can manage to that, Paul
    Sorry it has taken me so long to get a pic of the back of my 770 to show you the motor. Yes yours looks just like mine. let me know if the manual you get is any help as i have another Japan made model too.
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    One of the sewing machine repairman from NJ says it is okay to use Windex on a soft cloth to clean up machines. Charlee favors oil and a tee shirt type fabric. I wouldn't use paper towels if you can find cloth.
    One repairman uses Q tips for cleaning internals. I wouldn't use soap and water because water is the machine's enemy. Soap can be harsh and corrosive too. Be gentle. This machine can be a real beauty. Fred from Texas says to use a good carnuba wax on the bed to make it slick to aid moving fabric. I used a product called Back to Black, you can get at the auto supply shop. Sew-Classic.com has everything from bobbins to cords and a good instruction on their site. This machine will be so great when you finish it. Can't wait to see the pictures.
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    Friends,
    Thanks for rear view pix of Sewmor 770 machine.
    Yep, looks to be long-lost twin; Granted, doppelganger or of anti-matter smatterings, maybe. Seriously sidetracked, some of which of more compensatory self-induced nature, so doesn't look like I'll be able to have sewing machine savant check her out to see if bracket it in fact bent or no.
    Other than that, sticker/plate on motor (which matched sewing machine color, so figure original?) seems somewhat different that yours - Primarily black w/ silver border and lettering reads, among other things, Premier Sewing Motor made in USA. Told that the machine was Japanese manufactured, they sub-contracted for necessary motor works? Seller does seem to be an enlistee serving battalion ULie, in that she (if that is said real gender) documented machine as being of 1.5Amp oomph, while the sticker reads it being more along the lines .9Amp. Someone wrote if one doesn't bare so much false witness then one isn't so hard pressed to remember things; no idea who penned that, either.
    Also had wondered about why not use a decent car cover like turtle wax toward the ends of protection from normal use, so good to see that wasn't original thought...albeit it's now in need of a body work specialist and detailer, and the machinefax would reveal that it was in an accident.
    Thanks again for your assist,
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    Here is a pdf file of the manual for a Sewmor 606, in case you haven't found one yet:

    http://dutres.files.wordpress.com/20...ewmorebook.pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Here are pictures of my Sewmor 606. I also have not been able to find a manual. Based on her shape I think she is a Necchi clone with a few other machine styles thrown in. She sews beautifully and when I find a cabinet to fit her in I will try FMQ as her feed dogs can drop via a nob on the bed. The cabinet she is sitting in is a Sears cabinet. She is only in the cabinet while I was cleaning and testing her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    Here is a pdf file of the manual for a Sewmor 606, in case you haven't found one yet:

    http://dutres.files.wordpress.com/20...ewmorebook.pdf
    Thanks Cathy. However my Sewmor 606 looks different than the one in the PDF.
    Sweet Caroline

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