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    Old 07-04-2022, 06:37 PM
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    Originally Posted by 1.41
    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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    15 clone machine from Will the Real 15 clone please stand up


    There are many machines that have the tension on the nose, that are not clones, like the Kingston in the link above.

    The Centennial and Kingston would be considered Class 15 machines since they would use a 15 class bobbins and 15x1 needles.

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    Old 07-05-2022, 11:46 AM
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    Originally Posted by 1.41
    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.
    I will take some pictures of the top, front, and with the front end open. I will post them tonight after work.
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    Old 07-05-2022, 02:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by OurWorkbench
    Ashersgate's machine

    15 clone machine from Will the Real 15 clone please stand up


    There are many machines that have the tension on the nose, that are not clones, like the Kingston in the link above.

    The Centennial and Kingston would be considered Class 15 machines since they would use a 15 class bobbins and 15x1 needles.

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    Right, so not a clone but a 15 class. How does the zigzag work on this machine? Does the hook assembly move back and forth? That is left to right to for the zigzag or is it stationary?

    By the look of things, this machine seems to be of a quality that it may well be sewing 100 years from now.
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    Old 07-05-2022, 03:01 PM
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    Originally Posted by 1.41
    Right, so not a clone but a 15 class. How does the zigzag work on this machine? Does the hook assembly move back and forth? That is left to right to for the zigzag or is it stationary? By the look of things, this machine seems to be of a quality that it may well be sewing 100 years from now.
    I honestly do not know a lot about machine sewng. I do lots of hand sewing. I make leather products for a side hustle. I will try it out soon and hopefully have answers.

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    Old 07-05-2022, 11:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by 1.41
    Right, so not a clone but a 15 class. How does the zigzag work on this machine? Does the hook assembly move back and forth? That is left to right to for the zigzag or is it stationary? By the look of things, this machine seems to be of a quality that it may well be sewing 100 years from now.
    I took a couple more pictures under the nose and the top from the back. I noticed the foot pedal does say made in Japan.
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    Old 10-12-2022, 01:01 PM
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    I've spent a good part of the day trying to get information on this machine if possible model # 240B made in Japan machine.
    it has Good Housekeeper plate on the front. I don't have the manual.
    I've gone through 23 pages on this thread and several other website with no luck.

    I'm also new to this forum. I'll attempt to add a picture.
    Please advice how to do that.
    Thank you to anyone that replys.
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    Old 10-12-2022, 05:47 PM
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    Do either of these links help?
    They show two different Good Housekeeping machines.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFSJSkx9zNM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1TXZsIKUc
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    Welcome to Quilting Board.
    Does your machine look like the one seen at https://tumorfarmer.blogspot.com/202...ag-sewing.html ?
    Does you machine have a JA or JC number on the base?
    It may be very difficult to find an exact manual. If it is like the one in the above link, I think that it may be threaded like
    http://web.archive.org/web/201508162...ng_diagram.htm
    The Modern Age machine has instructions on the arm to change the stitches. I'm not sure what the lever with the black knob is, but it is possible that it is to change the needle position, but could be for something else.

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    Old 11-05-2022, 09:50 AM
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    Currently cleaning up (de-rusting) this unbadged 305 Deluxe Zig Zag. Hunting for the stitch cams, light bulbs, and light on/off knob. Runs well, no clicking, auction find for $10.
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    Old 11-05-2022, 10:04 AM
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    Welcome to the QuiltingBoard! What a great looking ZZ machine. I will admit to some curiosity about the function of a couple of those adjusters.
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