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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Remington ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 8/14/08 4:31 PM


HI, I found this really cool old sewing machine, it works great and i love it.
It is a Remington,with precision de lux made in Japan plate on the front. I have been unable to find any information on this machine, other than info about the Remingon company .
I would love any info on this guy,or recomendations on finding any. Thank you



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Date: 8/14/08 4:47 PM

It's likely a badged machine. Meaning that a factory in Japan made the machine for export and at some point and time, before it was sold, someone put a "Remington" label on it.

What kind of info do you need?

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Date: 8/14/08 5:16 PM

Thank you,
I was curious about it since i couldnt find out anything online. Also im unsure of all the parts and peices on this particular one. I havent owned a machine this old, so im still trying to figure it out. I have it sewing now, but not sure how to wind a bobbin on it. I have found the bobbin winder part and have ordered a replacement tire for it, im going on measurements there because there is no manual or exclusive place to order parts specific to this machine, or not that i have found. There is a " plate base thread guide"?? on the front and i know i need to have my thread here to wind the bobbin, but im not sure how to do this?
also was curius of the age of the machine.
Thank you very much



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Date: 8/14/08 5:55 PM

I have "SuperDeluxe" zig-zag machne manual that would probably do fine for what you need. I would need an email address to send the file to, because I can't post a pdf to the forum.

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Date: 8/14/08 11:06 PM

You might check info about your machine on line from the Smithsonian. They do give info on the Remington and Sons machines made in the 1800's.

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Date: 8/15/08 3:48 AM

I just looked up the Remington machines made by the Remington Sewing Machine Co. in the 1800's and the Remington machine rec'd the Grand Medal for Progress which is the highest order of prize given to any sewing machine company in Vienna in 1873 at the Universal Exposition.
I also saw 2 Remington models that are Japanese made on the Needlebar site that are also vintage machines but I'm sure must be newer models than the ones I mentioned in the above paragraph.
There is more about Remington machines listed in the different search engines on line.



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Date: 8/15/08 8:24 AM

There were no Remington Sewing Machine factories in Japan. But, given that "Remington" is a recognized brand name, it made an ideal label for a machine imported from Japan into the US market. “Good Housekeeper” is another example of this. There were actually MULTITUDES of badges names used on the Japanese machines.

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Date: 8/15/08 4:00 PM

Oh yes, I'm familiar with the many Japanese badged machines sold by different companies. As for the Remington brand we also know of their typewriters and other things but what I'm wondering is if the Remington machines that received this reward in the 1800's are a different animal than the Japanese Remington machines that seem to be from a later time. It appears they are of different manufacturing but I didn't check out the history.



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Date: 8/15/08 5:28 PM

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...what I'm wondering is if the Remington machines that received this reward in the 1800's are a different animal than the Japanese Remington machines that seem to be from a later time...

Yep, different animal.

In the late 50s to early 60s, there were numerous instances of distributors marketing the Japanese machines with names that were the same or almost the same as US companies who sold appliances, cars, etc. I specifically remember Cadillac, Ford, Mercury, Remington, and Sunbeam. As I recall, the appliance mfgrs were more upset by this than the car companies, probably because they thought there could be a legitimate confusion over whether the machines were theirs. If memory serves, Remington successfully sued and stopped the use of their name, and I believe that the same distributor then started using Sunbeam. I even recall that at one time, they tried to get away with it by spelling the name "Sunbeem."
- Bill Holman

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Date: 8/15/08 5:44 PM

Aha, thanks for that explanation. I don't know how you dug it up LOL. So if a Remington walks like duck it is not necessarily a duck LOL. I know it doesn't matter to some people but I do find sewing machine history interesting.

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