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I'm trying to date an old Cromwell DeLuxe Sewing Machine. Belonged to my husband's grandmother. Serial number: C57-35077. Can you help? I really need to place the age of this machine so that I can locate a manuel and learn how to use it properly.

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Hi! I just love old sewing machines and am so glad to hear that you want to use it! (You don't really need to know the age to get started, BTW.) I did a quick search for Cromwell DeLuxe and came up negative--but all that means is that your machine was probably a badged machine. In other words, it was manufactured for a distributor (perhaps a local store) and the distributor put their name on it instead of the manufacturer's name.

Here are two great links to get you started:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vintagejapansewingmachines/

Many badged machines (and others) were built by Japanese companies (see if you machine has a JA- or JC- number on it) and this site has just loads of great information on these machines, plus lots of photographs.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewingmachinerepair/

This group is dedicated to "keeping classic, mechanical sewing machines in use and dollars in your pocket" --which sounds like a great deal to me! They also have loads of information, including some generic manuals, photos, and great how-to tips.

Email me and let me know how it goes!

Robbie

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you so much! I would still love to know the age of this incredible machine just out of pure curiousity, but the Japanese info was great. Thanks."

  • Robbie Brewington Apr 29, 2010

    Thanks! I'm like you, I want to know as much as possible about these lovely machines and I'm hoping that someone on those boards will be able to help give you a date.


    Happy Sewing!


    Robbie

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