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

Old 02-23-2022, 07:48 AM
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I kinda like the colors together.

I converted the Feetwood to a hand crank.


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Old 03-12-2022, 09:18 AM
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I almost forgot about Rodney! I would guess this is considered a badged Japanese machine. I friend gave it to me years ago, and it was my go to machine until a few years ago. Works fine, no fancy stitches. And thank everyone for the wonderful information on this board!
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Old 07-04-2022, 04:12 AM
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I have a Centennial zig zag sewing machine. It's in brand new condition. Trying to learn more about it. I have pictures but I don't know how to post them.
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Ashersgate View Post
I have a Centennial zig zag sewing machine. It's in brand new condition. Trying to learn more about it. I have pictures but I don't know how to post them.
I have looked around online and do not see much on this one. I have the instruction manual which is great. i has all the attachments.
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:33 AM
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Smile Here Are some pictures of my new to me sewing machine.

Originally Posted by Ashersgate View Post
I have a Centennial zig zag sewing machine. It's in brand new condition. Trying to learn more about it. I have pictures but I don't know how to post them.
I have looked around online and do not see much on this one. I have the instruction manual which is great. i have all the attachments.
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:36 AM
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Thank you very much.
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Old 07-04-2022, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Ashersgate View Post
I have looked around online and do not see much on this one. I have the instruction manual which is great. i have all the attachments.
Looking at the mechanism, it looks an awful lot like a Singer 15 clone. Is the tension assembly on the nose of the machine?
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Originally Posted by Ashersgate View Post
I have looked around online and do not see much on this one. I have the instruction manual which is great. i has all the attachments.
Nice looking machine. Very nice that you got the attachments and a manual.

I'm wondering if it is actually a Japanese machine as I'm not seeing any JA or JC numbers or logos cast or stamped in the base. The only thing I can see is on the underside by the hand wheel end. It kind of looks like a D ??? There could be something on the underside of lip, perhaps to the left of the serial number. I have a machine that the only indication that it was made in Japan was it said so on the back of the pillar, which was only visible after the motor was taken off. There are some pictures of JA n& JC numbers at various places on the machines at http://doubleveil.net/zssmp/ambeauty.htm

Have fun with your 'new' machine. Looks like it will work well, with very little TLC.

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Originally Posted by 1.41 View Post
Looking at the mechanism, it looks an awful lot like a Singer 15 clone. Is the tension assembly on the nose of the machine?
Obviously I didn't look at the pictures closely enough. The tension assembly is on the front. But still, the mechanisms under the machine look an awful lot like this is a Singer 15 clone. If maintained, I would be surprised if it doesn't sew perfectly for at least the next 100 years.
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