The sewing machines that came out of Japan in the middle of the 20th Century were some of the best sewing machines in the world.
This Japanese Bel Air 900 is one of the prettiest I've seen, though there are so many gorgeous Japanese machines that were sold here in America, that it's hard to choose a favorite.
It's also a very strong machine with steel gears and a 1.5 Amp motor.
This strong manual zigzag machine uses universal needles and the standard class 15 bobbins, and both are available everywhere. It features a stitch-matic type stitch-length control that keeps your forward and reverse stitches even, and the spool pins fold back for storage.
The sewing foot pressure adjusts with a touch and releases for embroidery or quilting, instantly with a single touch, and the feed drop control is conveniently located on the bed, near the stitch-length lever.
A small thing but convenient, the needle plate lifts off for cleaning around the feed dogs without removing any screws, and it's so important to brush and vacuum out that area when you clean and oil your machine.
We've had the great pleasure of delving deep into the interior of this fine, precision machine to remove and scrub the parts in an alcohol bath to remove the coating of dried-on oil and dirt that keeps the parts from sliding, rotating, and moving against each other in the free, smooth way they used to. The parts that didn't need to come out were flushed and scrubbed in place, and the joints flushed and lubricated.
In other words, this machine is clean, clean, clean inside and out. It moves lightly and freely again.
You may have heard it said that, "They don't make them like they used to", and unfortunately that's too true. Sewing machines that are made today are made as cheaply as possible. You will never again be able to buy a sewing machine this good, new, at any price.
So we search out lightly used machines of the best quality and bring them back to the best that they can be. Almost every machine we sell should be able to last a lifetime with proper care.
We believe in these fine, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, so we offer this free lifetime guaranty: if you ever have a problem with this machine, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it , we'll do so at no charge to you. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.
Read the details of our guaranty on our website, http://stagecoachroadsewing.com. It's short and easy to read.
Sorry, it's SOLD!