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I have a Sewing Machine on Front crest top left it says Economy on right bottom below the reverse button a sticker shows Precision Super de Luxe Fully Automatic ZIG-ZAG on Front frame it shows J A38 Serial 049041 Trying to find the Brand of machine ex: Singer,Brother etc. Can you help me? Paul B

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  • pvbeauchamp Jul 27, 2009

    I have checked the site you sent me and could not find any models close to mine as far as pictures..

    If you have any other sites I can check, let me know.

    Paul

  • pvbeauchamp Jul 27, 2009

    I will be checking into the names of japanese that you mentioned, will get back to you Paul

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Brother and other Japanese company probably in the 50s or early 60s made many machines for many different stores with different brands on them such as Wards, Aldens, Western Auto, etc. About three Japanese companies flooded the US market with cheap bright colored sewing machines at that time period. Your machine was made by one of those, but they just put another 'badge' on it. You can probably see the screws or screw holes where the 'badge' (brand) was.

Below is a website with manuals and pictures so perhaps you can match a picture of yours with another machine although it may not have the same brand on it. We call these "badged" machines because Brother just put a different 'badge' on the same machine and sold them to different stores! I hope this helps!

http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Pictures.htm

Let me know how this turns out.


Benjamin

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jul 27, 2009

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/albu...

    You can also try doing a simple google image search of "Vintage sewing machines" There were just so many made back then and many said exactly what you posted on them that it is hard to narrow down a specific one for sure especially since the serial number won't even help in finding one


  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jul 27, 2009

    sounds good, thanks

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