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Thread: Turquoise Brother Precision Machine

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    Turquoise Brother Precision Machine

    I'm a long time sewer / quilter, first time collector!

    I was at an estate auction yesterday where there were 7 sewing machines. I ended up with 3, I think my hubby believes I cracked up!

    I'm hoping someone can help me date this beautiful made in Canada Brother!
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    One VERY nice machine. Is it light weight? The bobbin area works like the Japanese 15 clones - the biggest difference is that the tension is on the front rather than on the side. Here are some more Japanese machines to look at: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t207877.html
    also you can post a picture there, too.
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    Very cool looking machine ... really caught my eye. I looked at a machine just like that on E-bay the other day ... he wanted too much (for me) for it though. Oh ... wait ... there are a few like that.

    Unfortunately neither of the ad's were helpful in dating them.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BROT...item27d21e2a96

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BROT...item460dba9304
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    The pic does not do it justice for the beautiful turquoise colour. It even had the manual but nowhere is the date! Not bad for $15

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    Quote Originally Posted by NL quilter View Post
    The pic does not do it justice for the beautiful turquoise colour. It even had the manual but nowhere is the date! Not bad for $15
    you got a manual!!!! Wow! Hard to tell on the date. I love the color.
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    If you have the manual, there might be a copyright date on the first or second page. There is on my 99-31. (1956) but I know that it was purchased new in 1957.

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    Sure is pretty! Love that color!

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    Gorgeous!!!!!! I have a turquoise Brother but yours has the white faceplate which really makes the turquoise color stand out!! You will LOVE it!!!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Brother sewing machine serial numbers are coded to indicate the manufacture date of the machine. The letter and first number indicate the month and last digit of the year the machine was made. Because the first number in the serial number could correspond to a year in any decade, you need help from Brother International Corp., the machine's manufacturer, to determine when the machine was made. You can submit an email request through the company's website.


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    Thanks! Great information.

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    All cleaned up! I just love her! Going another estate sale this weekend. Hope to find another treasure.
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    She's gorgeous! Is there anything noteworthy or unusual in the manual? I didn't get a manual with my pink Brother, which looks to be the same machine in a different color.

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    The top button on the left hand side. You release the attached lever and the button pops up and then you can press it down incrementally...I would really love to have the page in your manual that covers that.
    Gorgeous machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    The top button on the left hand side. You release the attached lever and the button pops up and then you can press it down incrementally...
    I think that button is pressure foot pressure. I have a similar arrangement on my japanese-built Kenmore

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    The manual I a little water damaged and doe papers are stuck together but I will have a look and see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyangel View Post
    I think that button is pressure foot pressure. I have a similar arrangement on my japanese-built Kenmore
    Skyangel is correct. The button applies pressure to the presser foot --less for heavy thick seams, more for delicate fabrics. Oh MY! That turquoise is so pretty I could just eat it up!

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