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RougeRaven
« on: April 03, 2007 08:03:45 PM »

Let it be known my boyfriend is the best man ever.

The boyfriend took his only day off for the week to go thrifting, and ended up buying me a freakin' gorgeous Jones sewing machine. She's vintage if not an antique.





It's a fold away, and it's a manual (I guess you'd call it that... rather than electric) It's got the whole peddle thing going on. I've tried googling the brand and stuff, but I can't figure out what model it is.

 So yeah, it's really pretty but I have absolutely no idea how to use one of these things. I have a Janome 4618 LE and I love it. (This little pretty is meant to stay at his place in Tennessee- I live in Maryland.) So I was wondering if anyone had any kind of advice or information on how they work (like if there are different feet for it, how to back stitch, etc. anything at all really) or even where I could find parts or something. I'll take whatever I can get lol I'm moving in with him for the summer and won't be bringing my Janome with me since I'm taking the train down.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007 08:11:33 PM »

 Shocked    Okay, I don't have any advice for you, I just wanted to say that this is a beautiful machine and your boyfriend is awesome!   
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007 08:13:52 PM »

You might try Yahoo groups.  They might have a group for vintage sewing machines.  Other than that I agree with Ruby purl.  You machine is beautiful and boyfriend is awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007 08:29:29 PM »

http://www.sewalot.com/jones_sewing_machines.htm

The Jones sewing machine company was sold to the Japanese Brother Sewing Machine company in the 1980's.

Contact Brother they can walk you through identifying it.
http://www.brother-usa.com/support/default.aspx (here is how)

That's how I identified my 1950 White Rotary Knee Press I bought intact at The Salvation Army.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007 08:37:52 PM »

Yeah he's a good man. I plan to start making our blanket for our wedding ceremony this summer if I can learn how to use it, I'm starting to think that was one of his incentives. Grin

 We're both broke so I'm not sure how he managed to pay for it but I love him. I haven't noticed any fresh scars, so he didn't sell any organs lol
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2007 08:38:22 PM »

http://www.sewalot.com/jones_sewing_machines.htm

The Jones sewing machine company was sold to the Japanese Brother Sewing Machine company in the 1980's.

Contact Brother they can walk you through identifying it.
http://www.brother-usa.com/support/default.aspx (here is how)

That's how I identified my 1950 White Rotary Knee Press I bought intact at The Salvation Army.

Thank you so very uber much!
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BelovedGoddess
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2007 08:08:43 AM »

That is such a gorgeous machine.  I was thinking how lucky you are to have such a wonderful boyfriend, then I looked up at the 90ish year old Singer my darling husband bought me for Christmas.  We are both so lucky. 
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