"New" sewing machine

by Archive from Blogger on May 10, 2010 · 3 comments

in 1950s,Sewing Machines

I found this sewing machine over the weekend:

The brand is called Koyo and it’s Japanese. It works perfectly and I was very happy to find that it has a foot for doing blind hems. I haven’t been able to find any information on the brand, though, so if anyone knows anything about it, I’d love to know.

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- Leyla

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Rueby... May 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Starting in the 1950s, Japan produced tons of machines which were sold in the US under badged names. Lots of Morse, White and even Canadian Kenmores. Sometimes random names popup too, and a lot of them say "De Luxe" somewhere. Looks like one of those, but maybe a little more high end as it has a matching accessories box and better pedal.
A little Googling reveals the Koyo-Seiko Sewing Machine Co. So your machine is a branded Koyo-Seiko, who also supplied machines for various other sewing machine brands. Check out Needlebar.org and ask further questions there. They have a whole Japanese sewing machine forum.
Good machines, basic and generic.

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caroline May 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I was going to say a lot of the same things that Rueby said.

The beauty of an old machine like this, besides the hard-to-destroy-metal workings, is that you can buy both vintage and new attachments for them!

I can't tell exactly from your picture, but it looks like you have a classic straight, low shank. Any attachment for a low shank will work for you.

And while Needlebar is primarily a Singer based site, they do have info on some Japanese clones, and you can apply much of the info on 1960s Singers to your machine.

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Polly Esther May 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Thank you so much for your help. I'll give Needlebar a look :)

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