Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

This fine Brother sewing machine was made in Japan in the late 1960s or early 1970s, back when quality really mattered. The pretty SeaFoam green finish was and still is a very popular color.

Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

Brother sewing machines seem to be in high demand, and this awesome, all metal Brother zigzag machine features dropping feed dogs and an instant-release patch-o-matic type sewing foot pressure adjuster, along with a strong, 1.3 Amp motor. This is a machine that will sew quilts and little dresses, and also heavy materials like denim, canvas, and even garment leather.

Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

It uses standard needles and standard class 15 bobbins, available everywhere, and attachments and accessories of all sorts can be found all over the internet.

Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

At some point this machine was personalized by the addition of the owner's name on the front/right corner of the bed as you will see in the photo. It's painted in an almost matching lighter green color so this little bit of provenance is actually kind of cute.

Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

It's just come off the restoration bench at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine and it's looking and running great. We've been deep inside it so it's Clean, Clean, Clean, inside and out.

Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.

Brother 651 Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power. The mains shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.

We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine. And if the stickers from the various repair shops they've seen aren't too damaged we leave those, too, so you can see were your new machine has been in it's lifetime.

Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:

If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

Sorry to say, this machine has SOLD!