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    Old 12-09-2012, 04:35 PM
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    A cam stack? Well if you can call it that. It has one three lobed cam just about half way between the presser foot bar and the button hole control knob towards the back.

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    Old 12-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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    so it does a blind hem? Does it do a triple stitch on the zz and ss? some of the Kenmore machines do that. Real basic but nice features
    Do you put that lever on M to do the button hole?
    Maybe farther over to the right for a triple?
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    Old 12-09-2012, 05:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by miriam
    This machine is very cool - but it only does straight and zz
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    With all those dials, you'd think it would do more fancy stitching.
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    Old 12-09-2012, 05:56 PM
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    Lots of very nice machines to drool over. I only have vintage/antique Singers and vintage Pfaffs. No old Japanese machines live here.
    I was looking at Bonnie Hunter's blog and she has a very pretty hot pink Morse machine & several others in various colors.
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    Old 12-09-2012, 08:59 PM
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    jlm5419, that is the twin to my mother's White. I wish I had found one around here.

    I didn't realize we were posting SS machines, too, so here's another to go with the turquoise Universal. Admiral is her name, looks like a Necchi, but made by Brother. Gorgeous turquoise Art Deco decals and an Art Deco faceplate. Sews well if you put the plugs in the correct receptacles. I reversed the machine and the foot pedal plugs the first time and the machine took off like a race horse on its own. Yikes! The interesting foot pedal is being replaced as it is ceramic inside and overheats. I'm selling this one, though I haven't listed it yet. The machine is much prettier without that r/w/b sticker. I didn't realize it was just a dealer sticker before I took the picture.
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    Old 12-10-2012, 02:01 AM
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    We should do a thread just for the crazy foot/knee controls - then decide which ones are safe and which ones aren't... I believe I would leave that dealer sticker alone - it is cool - I've not seen one like that.
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    Old 12-10-2012, 05:04 AM
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    irish rose,

    I have a ZZ machine with very similar lines, I think I posted it earlier in this thread. It's my American Home machine.
    I also have several of those foot controllers. They are one of my favorite designs. Very comfortable and responsive. Much better than the little button one Singer made for so long.
    The heating comes from the resistance unit doing it's job. When you run the machine fast the resistance is low to allow full voltage to the motor. When you run it slow the resistance is high to reduce the voltage. The voltage has to go somewhere so it's turned into heat by the wire coils around the ceramic block and dissipated.
    You have a PM on the way.

    Joe

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    Old 12-10-2012, 02:17 PM
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    The sticker is gone. It detracted from the elegance of that machine.
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    Old 12-14-2012, 11:05 AM
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    I got a Brother all cleaned up and he works real nice - centered needle, too!!! I love the color.
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    Old 12-14-2012, 07:40 PM
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    I think this is the only one I have though there may be others. I have a White identical except for the color to one posted earlier, and I have a Dressmaker Zig Zag but not sure if its a Japanese or not. I honestly bought it for the cabinet and havent given it a second look. I've also got a 15 clone Admiral made in Occupied Japan but its a straight stitch only.
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