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

Old 01-06-2023, 12:46 PM
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Default J-A19M NA Morse Ambassador

I'm looking for more info on it if possible, I know the 19 means Toyota, the serial is low 33k so it's 1951 or 1952 but I cant find a manual for it anywhere.

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Old 01-11-2023, 09:47 AM
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It's a great looking machine, maybe from the late 50s or early 60s? Finding a manual will be difficult as there were many variations of this zig zag machines made in Japan. I'm stepping out on a limb here, but if I had Janey's research skills I would look for a machine with a "White" badge and hopefully a model number and then look for a manual that way.
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Old 03-23-2023, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
Montgomery Ward - very simple well made machine - JC Penny and other department stores had their own 'badged' machine as well.
Picture heavy here - I'll post more in a while.

hello I would like to know more about this. I believe I have one and I could really use some more information about it.
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Old 03-23-2023, 06:30 PM
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Welcome to Quilting Board, MarielleR. Miriam has not been on QB for over a year. Since you quoted something that was posted mentioned various department stores, it is hard to know which one you have. Perhaps if you posted a picture someone may have one similar or know about your machine. However, there is sometimes not a lot of information on these Japanese machines and often the same or extremely similar will have many different names on them. I know one machine that has at least five different names on them. The may be different colors, but they are the same machine.

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Old 06-09-2023, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and straight sew sewing machines. The thread will be for pictures and info for all heavy metal Japanese made machines that are not Singer Model 15 clones. Get your pics and post 'em!!! I betcha we will all learn a Lot from this. They will have different names and different features - yet similarities... well yeah they are sewing machines now aren't they...

Oh and I will start something for Vintage Japanese 'Badged' sewing machine with fancy stitches.

Links for Japanese 15 check there first if you are in doubt: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html and I just made one about the under sides of the Japanese machines: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t207416.html
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Old 07-23-2023, 07:06 AM
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Looking for more info, perhaps a manual, and maybe a little help. Recently inherited this vintage machine, and trying to restore it. I don't have a lot of money to pay someone to look at it, so I'm trying to do what I can on my own. Any info, manuals ect are appreciated. Currently troubleshooting the needle hitting in the bobbin area. Either it's hitting the shuttle hook or the bobbin case, unsure if it's user error (this is my first vintage machine) or a timing issue.

A few pics are attached, and I started my own thread about it here.
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Old 07-23-2023, 01:49 PM
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Update: got the machine running and apparently it only does straight stitching. The lever I thought would control the zigzag, actually just sets the needle position. The other is the stitch length/reverse.
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Old 11-26-2023, 08:05 PM
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Default Capitol JZ72365

This Capitol was passed.on to me, it works well but the thread tensioner is broken. Underneath it is labelled GNS and JZ72365. Any info is appreciated!
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