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Date: 6/25/13 11:02 PM

Have ANY of you heard or seen a Ball-O-Matic sewing machine??
The one showing up on my city's craigslist is BEAUTIFUL! but there is NO information as to who or where they were made. It's definitely vintage. I wanted to see if anyone has used one? There are no reviews ANYWHERE about this machine



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Date: 6/29/13 6:23 PM

With a name like that, "sewing machine" is not the first thing that comes to my mind.

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Date: 6/29/13 7:53 PM

Can you post a link for us to see?

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Date: 6/29/13 8:23 PM

Is this the listing? It looks like a Japanese clone. If all is in good order you really can't go wrong with these tanks:

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Date: 6/30/13 0:05 AM

Quote: karen149
Is this the listing? It looks like a Japanese clone. If all is in good order you really can't go wrong with these tanks:




Wow! If this is the one - it'd be worth it just as an art piece of industrial design!
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Date: 6/30/13 2:59 PM

YES!!!
I think it's beautiful! I was just wondering about finding accessories and such?
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Date: 6/30/13 3:33 PM

It looks like it has a high shank. Doing a search on eBay yielded a variety of feet. You could even get a high shank adapter to use snap-on feet. There are other good sources besides eBay.
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Date: 6/30/13 4:02 PM

Thank You! I knew I'd get good advice here.
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Date: 7/2/13 8:46 PM

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Thank You! I knew I'd get good advice here.

What did you decide?
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Date: 7/5/13 1:11 PM

now I'm looking at an Italian made Necchi!
Maybe I'll buy both! My husband doesn't say anything but I can see that "look".
"How many machines does a beginner need??" I can't believe I didn't see how COOL these sewing machines are before!!!
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