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

Old 06-18-2013, 02:12 PM
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This is what I picked up today. It is a Brother Window-Matic HA4-B2. The color is actually a dark steel gray and flesh pink. It is rather dirty overall and was used a lot. She received her Tri-Flow innoculation and a test run. Runs very nice but I will replace the foot controller and cord set.
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The dark underside is Brother all the way.
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The badge says Nippon Sewing Machine Mfg. Co. LTD
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And for Joe a picture of the case.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:46 PM
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Hi Milmack. I might be able to help you with the bobbin winder issue. If it is not seized up and you can remove it from the machine, get your oil, preferably Tri-Flow oil, or what you have. Put the oil in the oiling hole and on where the chrome meets the paint on the spool side AND on the wheel side. Get some paper-towels and a variable speed drill. Now if it is seized up you need to pop out the spring that is in the shaft by using a needle into the tiny little hole it will release. Push it into the inside of that shaft and slide it out with a small screwdriver and put it in a safe place. Put a small screwdriver in the slot it came out of and work it back and forth. This will give you a lot of leverage. When it is moving a bit you can go on to the next part.

If it is moving, Put the part that holds the bobbin in the chuck of your drill. Hold on to the bracket part so the bobbin winder can spin in the bracket. Oil it and slowly spin the drill. Keep the paper towels handy because black crud is going to come out of it. Keep doing this and wiping excess crud until it runs clear. By that time it should be freely spinning. Wipe it good, re-install it on the machine, and re-install the spring. It always works well for me.
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Here is a couple that I have picked up recently.

White 765. It was part of some experiment that involved saturating the machine with nicotine.


American Home (ZigZag) 3346. Great shape except for a sticky bobbin winder.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
Hi Milmack. I might be able to help you with the bobbin winder issue. If it is not seized up and you can remove it from the machine, get your oil, preferably Tri-Flow oil, or what you have. Put the oil in the oiling hole and on where the chrome meets the paint on the spool side AND on the wheel side. Get some paper-towels and a variable speed drill. Now if it is seized up you need to pop out the spring that is in the shaft by using a needle into the tiny little hole it will release. Push it into the inside of that shaft and slide it out with a small screwdriver and put it in a safe place. Put a small screwdriver in the slot it came out of and work it back and forth. This will give you a lot of leverage. When it is moving a bit you can go on to the next part.

If it is moving, Put the part that holds the bobbin in the chuck of your drill. Hold on to the bracket part so the bobbin winder can spin in the bracket. Oil it and slowly spin the drill. Keep the paper towels handy because black crud is going to come out of it. Keep doing this and wiping excess crud until it runs clear. By that time it should be freely spinning. Wipe it good, re-install it on the machine, and re-install the spring. It always works well for me.
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It spins, but it requires a bit of force. I'll keep up with the oil, and go to the drill if need be.

Thanks for the tips!
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:13 PM
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LOL I love that gold nicotine machine... Are you SURE it is gold???
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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LOL I love that gold nicotine machine... Are you SURE it is gold???
Lol. I think so. The "White" badge used to be the color of the machine.

I still have a ways to go, but it was really gross when I got it.
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Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
Lol. I think so. The "White" badge used to be the color of the machine.

I still have a ways to go, but it was really gross when I got it.
There is something truly unique about that machine. Not just the color. It is so cool to see so many of these odd Japanese machines all on here. Thanks everybody. Keep the pics of the Japanese zig zaggers and straight stitch machines coming!!!

There is another place for the ones that do the fancy stitches. Those machines have camstacks or take disks/cams. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t207880.html

We also have 15 clone pictures. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html How fun is is to look at all the cool pictures!!!
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We newbies learn so much from these type threads. Thanks!
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You aren't the only one learning from these type threads. Did you find the wall paper Grant made? I have it on my computer.
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Oops maybe I should have posted my new machine here! I just got it for 10 dollars. It's a lovely two tone green. I love it!! Dressmaker 960. Wish I had the manual. I actually did a mini check on it before I bought it. I'm learning so much from all of you, thank you!!
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Somewhere on here is a generic manual. At least there is that much. it may be buried so here is a link:
http://www.dontai.com/wp/images/imperial-535-manual.pdf
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