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

Old 10-14-2018, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
A lot of it wasn't any more accurate than any other opinions anyway.

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Thanks for letting me know, Cari.

I have an Australian-branded Lemair-Helvetia Super ZigZag (J-A5 SZ00168810) and I was wondering if it was made by Brother.
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for letting me know, Cari.

I have an Australian-branded Lemair-Helvetia Super ZigZag (J-A5 SZ00168810) and I was wondering if it was made by Brother.
With a JA5 on it, it's doubtful that it's a Brother built machine. So far, JA5 is an unknown manufacturer known to have built the JCPenney Swing N Sews. Over on the Victorian Sweatshop forum the JA/JC list is being updated with more information by documentation. In other words, with pics and/or paperwork to back up what we now know, we are adding to the list. Pics of your machine and the JA# would be welcomed.

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Old 10-14-2018, 07:37 PM
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Default Dressmaker model W-60 DE Luxe Zig Zag

This is my Mothers Dressmaker model W-60 DE Luxe Zig Zag Precision Sewing Machine Made In Japan. I have a full set of cams, the accessory box and best of all a printed manual. The unique item on this machine is the blind stitch dial. I still don't know what year it was made. If anyone cam help with that, the serial number is JNZ 617410.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:12 PM
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Serial numbers are useless for Japanese machines as there are no records that we know of to search. Without dated paperwork most of the time best we can do is guess. I'd say based on features early to mid 1960s.

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Here's an unusual one for you. A Wards Signature URR285e. Paid too much for it but I couldn"t help myself. Picking up a Remington today and paying too little for it so I guess it works out.
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Looks brand new.. Lucky you. Welcome aboard. Oil everything that moves..or should.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:18 AM
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Wards sold some nice machines.
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I would pay too much also for that.... I am in love...
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:04 PM
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Here's an unusual one for you. A Wards Signature URR285e. Paid too much for it but I couldn"t help myself. Picking up a Remington today and paying too little for it so I guess it works out.
Welcome, mechanic80. Looks like nice machines. Do they both have the same JA and JC numbers (probably on the base)?


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Old 02-16-2019, 11:00 PM
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I have a Dressmaker 960 that i picked up from a thrift store. It looks like a Bell Aire 960.
I am looking gor a little more info on it. Is it suposes to use cams? It has an emb/darn feature. Zig zgag and striaght stich sews like a dream and its very quiet. Also looking for a manual. Thanks for your help.
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