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Date: 7/22/10 1:04 AM

I have a vintage sewing machine that I think is a Japanese clone but of what sewing machine? I am trying to find a manual for it.

Here's a picture of it:

http://gallery.me.com/catmacgregor#100363/IMG_9387&bgcolor=black

Many thanks,

Cat
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Date: 7/22/10 1:18 AM

Needs some TLC, poor baby...the bobbin winding area, the dial arrangement, and the feed dog buttons llook like my Morse machines. They are pretty generic. Have you looked on the base for a JA and a JC number? The JC # will be cast into the metal and the JA is usually printed or stamped, They are both usually on the underside. If they are there, you might be able to detirmine the manufacturer and can go from there.

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Date: 7/22/10 1:37 AM

She actually looks a lot better now. I've been working on cleaning her up. The cleaning thread has been an awesome help. I am just having trouble getting the white pieces white.

It has the following info/numbers on it:

Bamberger, 139 De Luxe Zig Zag, Made in Japan
JA13 - KMZ810837

How do I determine the manufacturer? I've never looked something like that up before.

Thank you again.

Cat

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Date: 7/22/10 1:50 AM

According to the list on the Vintage Japanese machines site, yours was manufactured by a company called Koyo, which apparently made machines that were badged under names like Dressmaker.

It's an attractive machine and I'll bet it cleans up great! You might want to join the VintageJapanese machines group. In the files section, they have a generic zigzag manual as well as manuals for other machines and cleaning instructions. I found a manual there for a Brother I own. Theu can also give you more info on that particular manufacturer.

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Have fun with your new machine!

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Date: 7/22/10 10:36 AM

It's not technically a "clone" - a term here which usually refers to Japanese-made machines that are virtually identical to Singer class 15s.

It's a smart-looking vintage machine tho!

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Date: 7/22/10 12:47 PM

Cat..I saw your post on the machine board..I think that crumpled rubber thing you mentioned is your bobbin winding tire. I have heard(and never tried) that you can replace it by using a thick rubber band..like from the produce dept. The kind on asparagus or broccoli...

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