Japanese-made Remington Vintage Sewing Machine
Here's a vintage sewing machine with some real style. This beautiful Remington sewing machine was made in the 1950s, in Japan. It's a high-quality, steel sewing machine with plenty of power to sew through multiple layers of heavy material and garment leather.
It's the only home sewing machine I've come across with an oil reservoir that, like many of the hard working industrial machines, automatically oils some of the key movement points of the machine. It also has a spring-loaded, pop-up access door in the top of the machine so you can easily clean and oil the upper works, plus it has a flat lying, recessed spool pin that pops up with the flick of a button.
Although there are a couple of other good machines that can vie for the title, this Remington has been called the strongest home sewing machine in the world. To test this, I took a thick leg seam from a pair of Levis jeans and folded it in with 4 more layers of denim, which the machine sewed without effort, and then folded a thick piece of garment leather which it sewed with the same result, no effort.
Included with this Remington sewing machine are, the straight-stitch foot, gathering foot, zipper foot, hemmer foot, button sewing foot(open toe foot), and 4 bobbins. This is an easy machine to find accessories for, with it's low shank sewing feet, and it uses universal needles and standard class 15 bobbins, available everywhere. Nearly all low-shank attchments from other machines will fit, too.
Mostly, though, this is a stunningly awesome machine that will knock people's socks off when they see it. It's the kind of body style that you just want to run your fingers over. They just don't make things like this anymore, and you won't see one like it very often.
This Remington sewing machine has just come off our restoration bench and it's clean, clean, clean, inside and out.
You've heard it said that, "they don't make them like they used to", and that's because they really can't. The bottom line mandates that profit is far more important than quality, so most modern machines are pretty much disposables, to be used for a year or two and then replaced with another cheap disposable.
We don't feel that way.
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, and over the decades we've restored, literally, hundreds of worthy sewing machines, and shipped them all over the country and beyond. Why? 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.
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.
We take out as much of the stitch pattern forming mechanisms as needed to get deep into each machine to free it up and then lubricate each moving part. The main 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, and rarely re-paint because we prefer the original paint in most cases. 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.
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