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Thread: Vintage Japanese 'Badged' sewing machine with fancy stitches

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    OK, I'm jealous. The cams we got for our 158-523 are grey and our accessories are just plane Greist in the regular box. You got purty red ones ............

    Joe

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    Quiltingweb, I have a set of those attachments - everything is color coded. I think I even have a manual. I've never been quite sure which machine it goes with. The disks I have are different.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    My Universal sews a pretty seam, but she's one of the dedicated left needle machines. She is in a basic cabinet though it's in excellent shape. I had to buy this one because it reminded me of my mother's White from the 50s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    OK, I'm jealous. The cams we got for our 158-523 are grey and our accessories are just plane Greist in the regular box. You got purty red ones ............

    Joe
    They are kinda cool, aren't they. Two sided. I got the machine for $15.... what I really wanted was the box of accessories. And an extra bobbin holder. I didn't realize until I got it home that it was a great machine. I looked at one of the Blue Montgomery Ward machines, but I talked myself out of it. I could kick myself now. It had all the cams and attachments for it. I guess I can't save them all...

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    back at the computer!

    I was excited to see this thread when I got back. I am a Morse fan, and have three right now. The Fotomatic IV(resembling a cross between a 57 chevy and a delco radio) is great to sew with. I also have a Fotomatic III(waiting for restoration), and a Morse pale mint ZZ machine.
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    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    and Capri

    my first fun Japanese machine was a freebie, a badged "Capri". It resembles several other badged machines. It is currently awaiting paint.
    Cil



    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    couldn't get the pic to load for some reason- trying again!
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    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Every one of these is ssssoooooo cool!!! So vintage! I would love to have wall paper with pictures of these machines
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Here is one of mine. I'm sort of partial to the turquoise machines....not sure why, though
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    oh, my. Cabbagepatchkid, your machine would look great next to my morse collection! I like it a lot.
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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Every one of these is ssssoooooo cool!!! So vintage! I would love to have wall paper with pictures of these machines
    Here you go Miriam.
    ~G~
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    Rats I'm on my iPad and can't save it! Well maybe tomorrow...
    Cil



    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Here you go Miriam.
    ~G~
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    Hahahahaha.......so funny!!

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    These sewing machines are wonderful! Perhaps you can help me. I've inherited a 'Braford Deluxe', made in Japan. I'm fairly certain that my Grandmother bought this machine from the W. T. Grant Co. store in Yuba City CA in the early 1970s, which went out of business in 1975. I found 'Model W. T. G. #950' on the machine, and wikipedia says that WT Grant used 'Bradford' to brand their electronic items. I'm looking for a manual, and bobbins and whatever else I might need. I used the machine for the first time yesterday and was able to figure out enough to actually sew something, but am flying by the seat of my pants. I found several websites about sewing machines yesterday, including this one, but 'Bradford' does not show up much even though there are seemingly hundreds of makers that do. I wonder if I could find out who made 'Bradford Deluxe' machines for WTG Co. I might be able to track down a manual. I did notice that the Wards Models UHT J1276 and UHT J1277 are set up very much like the Bradford Deluxe. Could you give me any clues? Thanks, Thomas
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    Cabbagepatchkid, that's my mother's machine - the one I have been looking for. I can see there are a lot of differences with the pic of my Universal two rows below your White. Oh, well, the Universal is turquoise and does remind me of my mother's pride and joy.

    Grant, the collage is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    here you go miriam.
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    i love it!!!!!:d
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    Hahahahaha.......so funny!!
    HA HA HA I put it on my computer for Wallpaper!!!
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    Grant,

    Love that collage. I recognized a half dozen of those machines. They looked pretty darn good in the company of the other machines.
    I saved it too.

    Joe

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    here's one to add to the wall paper:
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    my first fun Japanese machine was a freebie, a badged "Capri". It resembles several other badged machines. It is currently awaiting paint.
    I have a Capri somewhere waiting for a bobbin winder part
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    T K Evans,
    Nice machine - looks like a lot of Kenmore machines -
    Here is a link to a generic zz manual
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    I don't know if it will help with the decorative stitches though. I see a plastic cam stack so it is from the 80's
    I'm thinking I like the drop in cams/disks better than the cam stack machines.
    Much easier to work on and they seem to keep on going.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Unhappy White Sewing Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    here's one to add to the wall paper:
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    This machine looks very much like a machine my hubby bought me bran new in 1959. It was called 'Domestic"
    Purchased at the T.Eaton store in Saskatoon , Canada. Mine had 12 cams, but I've never seen one like it after I sold mine.Boohoo.

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    I have what I think is a badged Japanese machine. I'm thinking it was made for Western Auto cause it's called a Wizard and if I recall correctly that was WA's appliance name. It has a brother motor, but needs the box for the motor and light connection.
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    Here is mine all done.
    ~G~

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