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

Old 08-05-2021, 04:08 AM
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My repair guy's guy has a guy that does woodworking! They have a plan/pattern already made and just build a new case when they need one. Seems like an obvious answer yet one I never came up with myself They are part of an organization that ships containers of goods over, so the weight is not a problem.
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Old 08-05-2021, 07:45 AM
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Iceblossom, what a great way to rehome the machine!
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:06 AM
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Here's another beauty. My Mom's 1950s Visetti "Model 609" Deluxe ZigZag housed within a small table. She's had this since buying it new back in the late 50s. I just inspected, cleaned and oiled it up. It's quiet and runs like a champ! I swapped out the original bulb for an LED. Less worry of burning hands and draws less power. I also have the manual but it's your typical manual that I've seen other folks post in this thread. I love old machinery. They look good doing their job! I'd like to find a walking foot for it if anyone knows of one that will work. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2021, 05:11 PM
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Default Model UN-25 “Universal” sewing machine

Free to good home

Delving into this machines identity to rehome it …

listed on Craigslist Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC area.

Estate clearance -
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Old 02-07-2022, 02:48 PM
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Help keep this out of the land fill. The bobbin winder arm is broken, No table. Free.
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Old 02-07-2022, 05:17 PM
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Can you wind those bobbins on another machine? if not maybe a sidewinder , battery operated winder?
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Old 02-08-2022, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Ayres View Post
Help keep this out of the land fill. The bobbin winder arm is broken, No table. Free.
Great machine. I love the star badge on the pillar.
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Old 02-20-2022, 01:16 PM
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Found this beauty at an estate sale. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-20-2022, 01:51 PM
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Yes, it is a Japanese sewing zigzag machine. There is a good possibility that your machine will have a JA16 or JC2 on the underside. It is similar to a machine I have called "Miracle," however mine can use cams for more fancy stitches. There is a manual for the ones with cams at https://res.cloudinary.com/singer-se...hite-231-x.pdf There is another for one that does not have cams at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/11...ag.html#manual which has a knob for the zigzag rather than the levers to lock the zigzag.

I can't tell for sure, but I believe your machine may take low shank presser feet. It probably is a left homing machine. A left homing machine is one that when the machine is set for straight stitches the needle goes down on the left side of the presser foot and the left side of the needle plate hole.

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Old 02-23-2022, 04:27 AM
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Janey and John, Thank you so much for all the info. Yes, the needle sits on the left. I looked everywhere for a J number underneath but all I see is a crudely stamped tag with the number 20977. I am taking her to be cleaned and checked out.
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