Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main > For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines >

Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines

Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines

Old 04-02-2013, 08:09 AM
  #91  
Senior Member
 
grant15clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brookfield, IL
Posts: 862
Default

As promised. Here she is all shined up, back in her cabinet and ready to go.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]405879[/ATTACH]

Wow does this one do some great stitches!

[ATTACH=CONFIG]405880[/ATTACH]

And a quick before and after of the back.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]405881[/ATTACH]

I don't want to take up too much room here but there are more pix on my FB page. The link is below.
~G~
Attached Thumbnails st-2.jpg   stitchmaster-stitches.jpg   st-b4-n-after-back.jpg  
grant15clone is offline  
Old 04-02-2013, 08:25 AM
  #92  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Lorenzo, CA
Posts: 5,361
Default

NICE work! To get a clean like that I assume that you are doing a tear down then clean?
SteveH is offline  
Old 04-02-2013, 09:47 AM
  #93  
Senior Member
 
grant15clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brookfield, IL
Posts: 862
Default

Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
NICE work! To get a clean like that I assume that you are doing a tear down then clean?
Thanks Steve. Yes, First I tear every machine down before I even start. This particular one was left pretty whole inside but mostly disassembled everything else. It may take a little more effort but it makes cleaning the individual components easier. Then I reassemble it and give it a once over when I am done.
~G~
grant15clone is offline  
Old 04-16-2013, 07:28 AM
  #94  
Super Member
 
quiltjoey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SC
Posts: 2,027
Default

I posted these pics on the Vintage thread post but it was suggested I post them here. I hope this is the right place this time...

I bought this Vogue Stitch machine for $12.00 at Goodwill. It was dirty, so cleaned it as best I could. It is not rusted at all on any of the working parts like under the machine or where the needle bar goes into the machine. Didn't have a manual or any extra feet but it does have the power cord and foot pedal. It had a seam ripper and stiletto in the carrying case.
I couldn't get it to sew straight stitches at first but oiled it good and started turning all the dials every which way til I figured out what the dials do! There was no manual with it but a website was suggested for Japanese-badge machines, so downloaded it. It is like the manual shows except the specific dials. I will work with all the dials and make notes so I can remember what they do.
I think it sews a beautiful stitch but it weighs a ton. I think it sews much better than all my newer machines as it is strong and the motor runs quietly. If it had cams, I would use it all the time and still might just for piecing.


Vogue Stitch Machine
[ATTACH=CONFIG]408434[/ATTACH]

Stitches it sews
[ATTACH=CONFIG]408435[/ATTACH]

Implements that were in the case
[ATTACH=CONFIG]408436[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails voguestitch.jpg   stitches1.jpg   implements2.jpg  
quiltjoey is offline  
Old 04-16-2013, 07:39 AM
  #95  
Senior Member
 
grant15clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brookfield, IL
Posts: 862
Default

You might have some luck looking for a Dressmaker manual. The small chrome knobs tighten down the stitch width setting position and lock it in place on them. Here is my Dressmaker. They are similar machines. I'm sorry, I don't have a manual.
~G~

[ATTACH=CONFIG]408439[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails img_8465.jpg  
grant15clone is offline  
Old 04-16-2013, 04:41 PM
  #96  
Power Poster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 15,507
Default

I have a manual for that bottom machine.
miriam is offline  
Old 04-17-2013, 04:22 AM
  #97  
Senior Member
 
grant15clone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brookfield, IL
Posts: 862
Default

Well, I can't believe my luck. I found a Brother Opus 821A (made in Japan) yesterday in a cabinet that has never been used. It has a factory sticker on the slideplate and on the stop motion knob. These would have certainly been rubbed off if it was used. I took off the footplate and there was not even a hair from a dustbunny under it. No lint or fluff anywhere!!!
But because it was never used, it was never maintained. The needlebar was locked up solid and I had to remove the needlebar assembly to be able to use a hammer to tap it back and forth to free it up. Not even TriFlow was working.
~G~

[ATTACH=CONFIG]408585[/ATTACH]

[ATTACH=CONFIG]408584[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails img_9347.jpg   brother-stickers.jpg  
grant15clone is offline  
Old 04-17-2013, 07:36 AM
  #98  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Lorenzo, CA
Posts: 5,361
Default

yah know, I'm not into new machines but dang.... that is super cool!

Congrats!
SteveH is offline  
Old 04-28-2013, 03:28 AM
  #99  
Power Poster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 15,507
Default

Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
yah know, I'm not into new machines but dang.... that is super cool!

Congrats!
we might have to re-educate you Steve...
miriam is offline  
Old 04-28-2013, 08:01 AM
  #100  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: St. John's NL Canada
Posts: 110
Default

I'm new to collecting but this is my $15 purchase yesterday at an estate sale. Can anyone tell me about it?
Attached Thumbnails image.jpg  
NL quilter is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
miriam
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
208
06-09-2023 05:10 PM
Tank
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
7
09-24-2019 08:13 AM
amandalembesis
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
3
03-11-2019 07:48 PM
daisywreath
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
14
12-29-2012 08:53 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter