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    Old 07-05-2018, 05:29 AM
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    Default Supreme Automatic ZigZag Model 985A (Made in Japan)

    Does anyone have any insight as to this machine? I cannot find and information about it.

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    Old 07-05-2018, 05:46 AM
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    It looks very promising. How is the cam function? I'm thinking if it takes double or single layer cams. If it's an all metal model it should be well worth investing some time and effort in it. It reminds me a bit of a Necchi BU.
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    Old 07-05-2018, 05:56 AM
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    I found a similar machine in a blog.

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    Old 07-05-2018, 06:08 AM
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    I'll have to check my machine more closely, but isn't that the Montgomery Wards emblem? Mine is not the same model but has a similar crest. It takes little bitty cams. I've been told that it was made by Happy Sewing Machine Company.

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    Here's the crest. Happily, it was already out on the bench.

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    Old 07-05-2018, 08:21 AM
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    Originally Posted by bkay
    Here's the crest. Happily, it was already out on the bench.

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    must be, can find no info on this model
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    Old 07-05-2018, 10:53 AM
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    Yeah, that little badge on the lower part of the pillar isn't the name of the machine, that's where the model # and any marketing phrases would go. Bkay is right about it being a MW machine, but that doesn't tell you much, I know. If you can find a JA number under it somewhere, we might be able to at least give you the manufacturer.

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    Old 07-05-2018, 12:07 PM
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    soo jealous. My MW emblem on my 15 clone is a cheap sticker.[ATTACH=CONFIG]597252[/ATTACH]



    for Janey [ATTACH=CONFIG]597253[/ATTACH] Sorry it is cluttered.

    To the original poster. The knob in front of and left of the pillar is the feed dog drop knob.
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    Old 07-05-2018, 12:19 PM
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    Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly
    Yeah, that little badge on the lower part of the pillar isn't the name of the machine, that's where the model # and any marketing phrases would go. Bkay is right about it being a MW machine, but that doesn't tell you much, I know. If you can find a JA number under it somewhere, we might be able to at least give you the manufacturer. Cari

    Here is a number. Is this the number u are referring to? Anyone have an idea on value?

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    Old 07-05-2018, 12:38 PM
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    That is a serial # it is not important unless your machine gets stolen. The number is under the bed. Usually about the center of the area the fabric would flow over. Like this..

    Millions of these were made. Few folks use or collect them. Value isn't very much unless you find that one person who wants' one "Just like her Grandma's" Use it and enjoy it.

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