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KSchuler
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Date: 1/26/13 5:46 PM

I was given this a while ago but this sweet old couple and I cannot figure out what kind of sewing machine it is and what year.
It looks old. Maybe about 1950's, 1960's?
If you have any idea what kind this is, or how good it is, I would love to fix it up! Thanks!
SORRY FOR THE LARGE PHOTOS. DON'T KNOW HOW TO RESIZE :(


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Date: 1/26/13 6:07 PM

It looks very much like a Brother I owned, though mine was tan. It was a Japanese-made Singer clone and they were generally well-made machines. If you can find a sewing machine repair shop that works on older machines, that's your best bet for finding parts.
Did you check the metal casting on the underside of the machine? If it is stamped with the words Joy or Happy, it's definitely a Singer clone from Japan.

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Date: 1/26/13 6:39 PM

I don't seen the words happy or joy. When I googled some old sewing machines I had seen that the brother brand looked most similar to it. So thank you for confirming it :D

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Date: 1/26/13 6:49 PM

It looks a lot like this one (same profile and bobbin winder), but yours is blue.
This was a Brother Atlas machine, Japanese Singer Clone.

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Date: 1/28/13 10:14 AM

Lift the machine up or rather tilt it back and there should be a plate with your model number on it somewhere. Lots of times it is on the right hand side in the front or on the backside right below the bed of the machine.

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Subject: Cant find out this sewing machine! Date: 1/28/13 10:32 AM

I edited your photo size for you. If you don't like it, just let me know. I use this site for info on how to edit photos: adjusting image size

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Date: 2/11/13 4:48 PM

That looks a lot like a White sewing machine I almost bought from someone on Ebay last year. Here is a link to her ebay store, she always has vintage machines, she might be able to tell you the model: http://stores.ebay.com/NIFTY-NEEDLE-STITCH-and-STUFF?_rdc=1.

By the way, I love it, how does it sew?

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Date: 2/20/13 3:11 PM

There was one recently forsale on CL just like this one. Nice machine.

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Date: 2/26/13 6:06 PM

It looks similar to my mom's Brother that she loved. How nice that you were given this!

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