Sunday, April 29, 2012

Some Vintage Japanese Made ZigZag machines

Visetti
NELCO
NO NAME BUT NICE

NEW HOME


Kenmore 148 Nice Blue but no light (?really?)
Montgomery Ward...Nice Stitch but re-painted

11 comments:

  1. I like the Visetti. I bet it's heavy!

    Are there plastic parts in the Montgomery Ward or the New Home?

    I read that later model machines, (with cheaper, thinner exterior metal) sometimes have plastic parts inside.

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    1. No plastic parts in these machines. They all weigh a ton. I am partial to the Visetti myself But i like the New Home too.

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  2. No plastic parts - that's AWESOME!
    I see these Montgomery Ward machines on eBay all the time & always wondered.

    The New Home is a smart looking machine.

    The Visetti is awesome. I love stitch length dial on it.

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  3. Is the front thread guide on the Monty crushed against the body???

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  4. Looks like the "no name" machine is a Dressmaker 600. I have one it sews like a dream! If only new machines were made with this kind of craftsmanship. My computerized embroidery machine is nothing compared to this old one.

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  5. Hey, thanks for the tip. We will look for the manual. I agree with you. I cannot service my own Viking Designer II. I hate that.

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  6. I have just bought a used visetti zig zag 2000. I have tried all number of the pattern combinations but it only produces one decorative zig zag.I was hoping this would be my all purpose machine.I can't get a straight stitch.any advice?

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    1. "Ninety per cent of the time the problem is solved by cleaning and oiling the machine."says Ray White a renouned sewing machine expert.

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  7. Hi, I think I can help you with the Nelco sewing machine. I believe it is model A-509-3. I was recently given one that I had cleaned & adjusted. I'd be interested in locating attachments & accessories if you know how to locate those. I can also help you get a manual.

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    1. Thanks! We don't really have any good leads on attachments. A manual would be nice. Could you email us? See the top of the blog where it says "Contact me"

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