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

Old 12-08-2012, 06:22 AM
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I think the gray Sewmor is a 303
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
Caroline,

I've never seen a yellow rubber band belt. Is it good or cracked and rotted?
That poor machine, why people let their sewing machines get in such condition is beyond me. They make wonderful things on clean material with filthy machines and somehow expect the end products to be nice and clean too. Amazing logic.

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I am sure that the machine had not been used for years and sat in a garage for a very long time. It is possible that the previous owner gave up on it because when I first test drove her the top thread kept breaking. I finally figured out it was likely the ZZ stitch plate which had lots of jagged edges from needle strikes. Got a new one yesterday from the OSMG and solved the problem.

As for the yellow belt, I should have mentioned it in my post. I have never seen one either but it is in perfect shape. I am thinking the the original one was white as the bobbin tire is white. It will have to be replaced as it is hard, dry and has a flat spot on it. Too bad it will be a black one, can't find bobbin tires in any color other than black.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:28 AM
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I can't see the badge clearly in your pic, but the one I took in August is readable and says 404.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:29 AM
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Bobbin tires are like Ford Model T's. You can have any color you want as long as it's black.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:30 AM
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I can't see the badge clearly in your pic, but the one I took in August is readable and says 404.

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your camera serves better than my feeble memory.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:31 AM
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Oh, and with the exception of the stitch length regulator which is reminiscent of the Singer Model 15, the SEWMOR 404 is pure Singer 66 underneath.

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hurray for reverse stitches!
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:41 AM
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hurray for reverse stitches!
Oh Yeah! I've been toying with an idea I haven't told anyone about yet. Since I like the Singer 66 but prefer a back tack or reverse, and the 66s with a back tack don't have a stitch length lock, I've been thinking about putting a SEWMOR 404 in a treadle.

Not my black one, cos it works great and I don't wanna take a chance on messing something up.

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:51 AM
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Default Sewmor Model 606

Sewmor 606 straight stitch, serial number S30828. This is a mystery machine as to who made it. There are not any JA numbers stamped on the underside. The motor is a Dayson Power Motor, 115V/.05 HP.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:56 AM
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First, my favorite, a 1977 Kenmore 158.13571, recently gifted to my son's family:
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Next, another Kenmore, model 158.351 (had to have a pink one
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and the last of my vintage zigzags, my mother's White model 1563, sn 3885. This machine includes manual, attachments, and complete set of cams for "fancy" stitches.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:35 PM
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Caroline,

You better keep that SEWMOR 606 away from me. I'll stick it up under my shirt and make off with it. It's a perfect match to my S M 404.

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