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« on: November 13, 2009 12:40:57 AM »

My boyfriend and I went to the thrift store to buy a cassette or two for around 50 cents each, and naturally we brought home a sewing machine.  After getting home we tested it out and it works perfectly, but we can't find what model this thing is.  There's no model number on it, just a serial number.  The only other writing on it is the "Brother", "synchro-matic" and  "Deluxe Precision built Made in Japan" on the side and "Precision sewing machine" on the top.

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We got it for a whopping $20 for the sewing table and machine Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009 04:26:08 AM »

That's a standard, class 15, HA-1 Japanese made machine.  There will probably be some numbers stamped into the casting, but it's doubtful that any will be the "model number".

Here is more information about these types of machines along with a free manual:

Review of The HA-1, Class 15 Clone
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013 08:13:32 PM »

Will you please override my limited 10 posts before unloading images ? I have a brother sewing machine almost looks like that and wanted to know identification of this extremely heavy probably all steel brother machine ... I am extremely fascinating on this particular sewing machine ... whoot !

Go ahead and upload the images to your gallery here and I can insert them for you. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013 08:52:32 PM »


Here you go. Smiley













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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013 10:26:40 PM »

Hmmm. I have one similar. Let me go track it down.

Here is a link for many of them: https://www.google.com/search?q=brother%20sewing%20machines%20antiques&bav=on.2,or.&bvm=bv.58187178,d.eW0,pv.xjs.s.en_US.EeLgqkzqnSg.O&biw=755&bih=727&wrapid=tlif138769205385921&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=GIC2UrrFBIXMkAe9ioGoCg

They are power horse/work horses! You got a great score there. There is a model number located on a plate somewhere. Sometimes located underneath, or in the upper top portion if you lift or remove it. I don't see it underneath the machine, so it might be on that top part, if you remove the top screws it will just lift off. There is probably a panel there. You won't mess anything up, don't worry. As long as you don't touch anything in there.

What is it that you need help knowing about it, other than the model? PM me, and I can help. I have five different machines, and worked for a fabric shop where we did repairs. I can time my needle bars on all of my machines.

Brother probably has a webpage where you could upload the photo, and they can help identify it for you correctly. If you can't find the plate with the ID information.

Another site you might find helpful: http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/other-collectibles/vintage-brother-sewing-machine-212788.html

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013 03:47:07 AM »

Sure looks like a great work horse. It also looks well cared for. I hope it sews as good as it looks. Good luck in finding the info. Wish I could help.
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