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

Old 12-28-2012, 05:02 PM
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Hi meriam
I didn't know that some machines were made in japan.
I am a vintage japanese sewer, ( made in japan 1/20 /1954 ) hehe
This made me think about the machine here in the computer room It is a new home machine & it has little black cams that you put in it to do lettering & decrative stitches. My sister in law won it years ago & gave it to our step mother. My stepmother used it a little bit then I got it after her & daddy went to the nursing home.
But it is made in japan but I couldn't find a date on it.
I wish I knew how to find the dates on those Japanese machines. Snap a picture of it and post it on here. They made them very well but if you think about it they now make some really great cars in Japan, too.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:17 AM
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The Japanese car companies like Nissan, Toyota, and Honda also make better cars here in the US than the American name plate manufacturers do. It's got something to do with the corporate attitude I think.

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:00 AM
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right now I'm working on a Free Westinghouse, its black n the wiring is baaaad can't even try it out the shape it's in. I was wondering if it was clone or made in Japan. In the next few days I'll try to post picture of it.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:09 AM
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The Free Westinghouse is not a clone.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:09 PM
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This is a cousin to your Gold Good Housekeeper. I recently found the machine at a Share House in Ann Arbor Michigan. I walked out with the machine for $25. I know nothing about it really. I got it to sew a straight stitch but the tension needs some adjusting and I am not 100% sure I have it threaded correctly. The machine did not like it when I threaded the needle from right to left. It really seemed to prefer the needle threaded left to right.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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I love that color - looks like a fun machine. Looks like the paint is in respectable condition, too. Does it sew ok setting like that??? I found a generic manual somewhere - it helps for the zzer but not the ones with fancy stitches - there will be differences but maybe it will helps some: http://www.dontai.com/wp/images/imperial-535-manual.pdf It looks like you turn the upper dial and set it with the knob to the right to get zz stitches. The lower dial is ss. The bottom dial is for free motion.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
I'm not sure how to count this straight stitching Singer 293 - I'm betting it was made in Japan - the blue Sewmor is very much like this machine - but the 293 threads from right to left like a Featherweight.
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This machine is a Singer 293 made in FRANCE, not in Japan. has an arrow on the throat plate indicates it is threaded just like a FW. It is light weight. It has a plastic knob for the feed dog control and a plastic clip on the bobbin race. Other than that it is all metal. I was pleased with the stitches. I cleaned it up and it looks like almost a new machine. Then I found another one in a suitcase at a thrift store. It was missing the bobbin case, too - these have the odd bobbin case - the little finger points the other way. I found some on line. Now you know the quirks. Not terrible quirks but they have quirks. Made in France though - I wonder what other machines are made in France.
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Ok, I'll play. I picked up a Stitchmaster Osaka Japan built machine last night. I just got it and it is dirty but it is in fantastic condition. I just took some preliminary "As I got it" pictures and want to share.
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The Medallion on it just cracks me up and I just have to share that too.

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I'll post some "After" Pictures when I am done cleaning it up.
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Very nice G. Is there a JA number underneath?
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Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
Very nice G. Is there a JA number underneath?
Caroline, Thank you. It is a fantastic machine that was very well maintained but stored for some time in a cabinet. That is why the back is so dirty. To answer you question, No there is not. I also cannot find any info on this machine, or one like it on line. It is a model 98. I even have the original manual for this machine and will scan it before finding it a new home if anyone would be interested in a copy.
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