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Posted 5 years ago


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Bought at a yard sale. I know nothing about it. I figured 25.00 wasn't too much to spend on a machine to learn how to sew. Can anyone tell me anything about it? How old? serial # 299625
It's missing the metal thingie that holds the spool.Pyrex dish is working just fine to hold my thread. It sews good, if I knew how to sew. Metal plate says made in Japan.
This is my first post. I hope I did this right.


  1. DobbinDee70, 5 years ago
    sewhappy : Your machine is what is called a clone of a Singer class 15 machine . There were a lot of them made in Japan under a lot of different names . They are good machines and bulit every bit as good as the old Singers . I have several of them . One was my grandmothers and it is my go to machine for stright stitching on just about everything . There are several groups on the internet that help people with their vintage sewing machines such as helping them with finding parts . One of them is called " wefixit " shade tree mechanics .
  2. sewhappy sewhappy, 5 years ago
    Thank you for responding. Is this where I do this? I'll check out wefixit.
  3. DobbinDee70, 5 years ago
    sewhappy : Yes the group is called " wefixit " I forgot to tell you that you have to join to ask questions , but it is free to join and there are a lot of really nice people there that are willing to help with whatever you need .
  4. sewhappy sewhappy, 5 years ago
    Thanks again
  5. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    These machines are post WW2, date around late 1940's. You should be able to get a new spool pin from a sewing machine dealer. You need to know if you need a tap-in or screw-in type, you may be able to tell by shining a light into the hole where the pin should be. I'd be interested to know if the rods on the underside of the machine are stamped with 'State' or not, and whether the underside of the faceplate (the fancy end cover over the needlebar) is stamped with anything?
  6. sewhappy sewhappy, 5 years ago
    No # on the bars. I'm afraid to look under the needlebar. LOL I might mess something up.
  7. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    The faceplate should come off easily with 2 screws - it's joined to the tension dial and you won't mess anything up by removing, just slip it up and over the thread take-up lever :)
  8. sewhappy sewhappy, 5 years ago
    Little stamp that says trade mard sk.
  9. sewhappy sewhappy, 5 years ago
    oops I meant trade mark and the thread thingie is tap in not threaded.
  10. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    :) I also have a Japanese made machine with the SK mark and the faceplate design is the same. I wish I could tell you who made them. My theory about the faceplates is they were a part that was purchased in by the sewing machine maker, and don't necessarily mean the machines themselves were made in the same place.
    You should be able to get a replacement spool pin - metal, tap-in type, from a sewing machine repair dealer or online.
  11. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    I expect something like this would be suitable
  12. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
  13. sewhappy sewhappy, 5 years ago
    Thanks Bernadette for all your help:)
  14. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    You're welcome :)
    Scour your manual for hints or hidden information - a copyright date would give you a close date for the machine, any reference to a company name other than the New York 'State Sewing Machine Company' - which may or may not have been a real company, etc.
  15. DebyMolizne, 4 years ago
    Hy SewHappy!

    I saw this pictures about your sewing machine and my machine is the same model, but I haven't the manual.
    Can you digitalize and send for me?
    Thank you so much.
    Best regards
  16. Bernadette Bernadette, 4 years ago this should help you DebyMolizne
  17. sewhappy sewhappy, 4 years ago
    Hi Deby someone under this comment left a link. Go check it out:)
  18. DebyMolizne, 4 years ago
    Hi Bernadette and SewHappy!
    This link help me so much!
  19. Eli17, 2 months ago
    Hey sew happy!
    You have got a really nice sewing machine :) And link helped me allot!
  20. sewhappy sewhappy, 2 months ago
    Glad it helped ya!

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