Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine


made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

Here's yet another beautiful machine made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation. It was badged for Montgomery Wards and sold in their department stores in the 1960s.

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

One of it's exceptionally cool features is the lift-up hood that covers the needle bar linkages and the top movement as well. Just pop the hood for quick access to the parts that need a quick brush and vacuum and a drop of oil to keep this fine, precision machine operating at it's best.

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

As the photos show, this is a machine that's been very lightly used. It has it's whole useful life ahead of it, which means that it's going to out-live you and probably your next few generations, as well. Your great-grandchildren will be proud to own this fine machine.

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

This is a straight-stitch and Zigzag machine that uses standard needles and standard class 15 bobbins which you can find anywhere, and even though it's barely been used, we still took it apart to get deep inside and make it sparkle.

We've broken this fine machine down to get deep into it's working parts to clean, adjust, test, repair, replace, test again, and to detail it so it looks it's best. We very rarely repaint a vintage machine so you'll find paint chips, pin scratches, and other defects in the finish that are inherent in a machine that actually has sewn for someone. Though we love to make them beautiful again, we don't restore them to be decorations. These are machines that are meant to sew and to do it well.

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

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.

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new.

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

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.

Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.

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.

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.

Vintage 1.3 Amp Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine, made in Japan by the Happy Industrial Corporation

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