Here's a Singer sewing machine that's a little hard to find. This is a manual zigzag machine, made in Japan in the 1960s.
A manual zigzag has the unique feature of a moving hook and bobbin that follow the needle bar as it zigs and zags. This is not an uncommon feature on mid century Japanese and Italian machines (for instance, the Necchi Supernova).
It also features the instant-release Patch-O-Matic presser foot adjuster and the easy bed-mounted feed drop control often seen on Japanese machines. It's so very Japanese that our first thought was that this was a machine made by Brother or Toyota and badged with the Singer name, but every part is stamped with a SIMANCO number, verifying that it was made in the Singer factory.
All that being said, this is an AWESOME sewing machine. The Japanese commitment to quality really shines through, and the features mentioned above make this a great machine for quilting or any free motion sewing, as well as for any type of home sewing.
This is a machine that will more than meet your sewing expectations and it's really pretty, too!
It uses standard needles and standard class 15 bobbins, available anywhere sewing supplies are sold.
It comes in this beautiful wood base with the fold-down sewing bed extension. As you can see, I didn't get the wood spiffed up before the picture was taken. It will look much nicer when you receive it.
It's just come off the restoration bench here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration and it's running and sewing like a new machine. In fact this machine looks like it's barely ever been sewn on.
Of course we still treated it like every other vintage machine we restore. It's been opened up and cleaned out. The tension assembly, the hook and bobbin, and the motor have all been disassembled and cleaned and lubed, and it's been adjusted and tested and then tested again.
After this it's been lovingly detailed to make it shine like a new machine. It's clean and fresh and ready for you to take it home.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do, which is to restore beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the entire genre. The styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines just can't be duplicated today.
You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new.
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 faceplate, 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 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, and 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.
Because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guarantee:
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, it's SOLD!