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Morse Sewing Machine
anyone know about this brand?
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Date: 7/29/09 5:42 PM

Saw this in the thrift store, but didn't get a really good look as the repairman tied it into the cabinet so it wouldn't fall out.
It looks to be a straight stitch only machine with 3 very small buttons on the base that say "darn", "tack", couldn't read the third. It is extremely heavy for its size and is a beautiful bright blue and cream color..no foot pedal but a working knee lever per the repairman.

Has anyone heard of this brand? I didn't find anything in the reviews .
thanx, jan

To answer my own post, I did find it on google, but none of the pictures showed the model with the 3 small buttons..It does look like the two-toned blue..very 1950's .

Has anyone sewed with one and does anyone own the pink model??
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Date: 7/29/09 9:32 PM

An excellent brand. The turquoise metal ones with the large dial on the face, made in the 50s, with a push button for reverse in the center of it, are very reliable, highly desirable machines. Not to mention rather spiffy.

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Date: 9/18/09 5:02 PM

A friend of mine bought one of these from a woman for $10.00. It apparently runs and it came with a cabinet ($25). We're trying to decide how much more she should pay the woman she bought it from (the woman is a friend and she wants to give her what the value is). It's a silvery blue, a Morse Deluxe and it's a small round head machine; not the boxy type.

Would anyone care to comment? Thank you!

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Date: 9/18/09 5:34 PM

I found this, but I don't think it's going to give you much more info than you already have.

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Date: 9/19/09 2:14 PM

Thanks, ccris for the link. Hers is the rounded head, but you helped me find the value of one for another friend of mine; she has that same one.

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Date: 9/21/09 3:37 PM

Hi Beth..my internet was down and I just saw your post. What model is it? Mine(the one I started this thread about) is a Super Dial, a straight stitch only machine. I just got a 4300, the same model as the link above. There was someone on Ebay last week, attempting to sell one for $399. It looked to be in very good condition but the same model was also listed at $29.99(several days before auction end) and looked to be is almost equal condition. Prices seem to be all over for these machines. They are very well made and I am enjoying mine. I'm sure your friends will too.
jan

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2010-115.5
2011-80.25+30+donated
2012 86.3 yds..
2013 21.0
Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

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Date: 8/3/11 5:44 PM

I have a Morse Super Foto Matic. It has the power and speed with a 1.3 amp motor. It is a Aqua colour. Also missing the tension assembly and both spool pins. I definately want to repair it. I tried to get hold of Morse International Sewing Machine since they sell Morse but they do not answer e-mails or answer phones. Maybe they are out of business. Even though my machine is "boxy" and looks industrial I love it.

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Date: 8/3/11 5:51 PM

I just received a Morse Super Foto Matic. I joined Vintagejapansewingmachine group to try and learn more. They were the Cadillac of Japanese machines at that time. My machine looks boxy and industrial in styling with a 1.3 amp motor. Just trying to find spool pins and complete tension assembly. It also came with "Rainbow" cams. Can hardly wait until it is completely put back together. A really good machine.

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Date: 8/3/11 6:03 PM

Try your local sewing machine dealer. Mine is a Sew and Vac and he has had parts. These machines will also use Brother parts. Often, on eBay, people part out these machines and sell the bits and pieces.

How time flies.. I now have 5 Morse machines( I did get rid of one as it arrived too damaged for repair) and have been pleased with them all. I am missing the Super Fotomatic from my little collection of machine history. Good luck with yours..I do hope you enjoy it.

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2010-115.5
2011-80.25+30+donated
2012 86.3 yds..
2013 21.0
Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

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Date: 8/3/11 6:16 PM

I have a Morse Fotomatic lV also. Reminds me of a 50 Chevy and weighs just about as much! Dark aqua blue and lots of chrome.

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