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    Old 04-02-2013, 08:09 AM
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    As promised. Here she is all shined up, back in her cabinet and ready to go.

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    Wow does this one do some great stitches!

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    And a quick before and after of the back.

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    I don't want to take up too much room here but there are more pix on my FB page. The link is below.
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    Old 04-02-2013, 08:25 AM
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    NICE work! To get a clean like that I assume that you are doing a tear down then clean?
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    Old 04-02-2013, 09:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by SteveH
    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.
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    Old 04-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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    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
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    Stitches it sews
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    Implements that were in the case
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    Old 04-16-2013, 07:39 AM
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    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.
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    Old 04-16-2013, 04:41 PM
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    I have a manual for that bottom machine.
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    Old 04-17-2013, 04:22 AM
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    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.
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    Old 04-17-2013, 07:36 AM
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    yah know, I'm not into new machines but dang.... that is super cool!

    Congrats!
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    Old 04-28-2013, 03:28 AM
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    Originally Posted by SteveH
    yah know, I'm not into new machines but dang.... that is super cool!

    Congrats!
    we might have to re-educate you Steve...
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    I'm new to collecting but this is my $15 purchase yesterday at an estate sale. Can anyone tell me about it?
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