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Actually, other than being a little dirty and grimey, it looked good. Even better, it was priced at $15.00! If I didn't already have too many machines, I probably would have taken it home with me.
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Well, I thought I replied, but my phone must've hiccupped.  So, other than being a little dirty and grimey, the mechanics looked good.  The electrical cord obviously needs some re-working, but it was only priced at $15!  Didn't get a good pic of the whole underside. though.  I tried to get a pic of the plate in the back of the machine, under the motor, but it was very hard to get in there.  It does look like there's a number on the plate, though, and it looks like the same serial # that's in the receipt - 1616077.  Of course, I can't say if that receipt was selling a brand new machine or a used one on Dec 23, 1952.  The form No. info from the manual appears to be "Form NG. 0336  1150" and then a few other smaller letters.  It was sold by Missouri Sewing Machine Company, which was pretty big in Kansas City at one time.  They're still around, but not quite what they used to be. 

If I wasn't already overflowing with machines, it would've been nice to bring it home with me.  It's in a cabinet with a sort-of built-in chair that slides in and makes the closed cabinet look more like a piece of furniture. 
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Wow that much traffic on this thread!

Congrats to all of you and thanks for participating.


@Kimfella
Nice machine you catched. Your machine is in fact the basic ZigZagger, so I'm sorry no fancy stitches.

In the 1930's Anker started producing the black Anker RZ (as well as the black RR, a straight stitcher). This model was build up until the 1950's. At that time Anker remodeled the machine and the green Anker RZ (like your model) was born. During it's production circle Anker made several changes including a fancy stitch wheel (the steampunk contradiption) and an automatic model with build-in stitches. Those versions included also at least two different hook races (CB and a DoubleRotaryHook).

Your missing lever is the ZigZagLever.
I do believe that your machine was in fact a treadle from the beginning. You might show a picture from behind. There should be two plugs for a motorized machine, one plug (light) for a non-motorized one.
Not sure about the US, but in Germany it wasn't uncommon at that time to have a nonmotorized machine.

There should be manual for the remodeled RZ on this site too.



Mmmmmh can't find the manual though. That's strange






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@Ericka

Thanks for taking and posting these pics. Those are great. According to our data the serial number would put the production date around the 4th quarter of 1952 or slightly later, so a selling date in Dez. 1952 would fit right in. That helps a lot!



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The 220v socket on the back is just one but when I removed the cover plate the cavity behind was big enough to be able to fit another socket for the footpedal.

Do you know if the fancy stitch models had additional internal parts, or were the fancy stitches entirely produced from the Cam mounting piece? i.e, could I find that cam mounting accessory, bolt it in place and suddenly my machine can do the fancy stitches? I'm still assuming there was ONE basic casting and the various "optional features" were bolted on to make a different model, although it is quite conceivable that some additional internals would be needed. From your post it appears there was at least one internal change; the hook race. Although those two different races may have been changed for some entirely different reason, e.g. maybe they were expected to let the machine run quieter, or maybe they were less prone to building up thread nests, or even something as simple as they were easier for the operator to change bobbins.

Fair warning to any purists out there: stop reading now and don't read my future posts.  If I do pursue restoring this machine, it is just too funky to restore to factory design. I already have different treatments for the 'car hood' top and left side running through my head, and several 1950's-ish automobile colour treatments as well.  How would this look in a pink and black two-tone? Or cafe-au-lait and coffee brown? Or green base, yellowish cream top and left side with black or brown for the column and extending in a "swoosh" out the arm and down the cast part of the left side?


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Wow that much traffic on this thread! Congrats to all of you and thanks for participating. @Kimfella Nice machine you catched. Your machine is in fact the basic ZigZagger, so I'm sorry no fancy stitches. In the 1930's Anker started producing the black Anker RZ (as well as the black RR, a straight stitcher). This model was build up until the 1950's. At that time Anker remodeled the machine and the green Anker RZ (like your model) was born. During it's production circle Anker made several changes including a fancy stitch wheel (the steampunk contradiption) and an automatic model with build-in stitches. Those versions included also at least two different hook races (CB and a DoubleRotaryHook). Your missing lever is the ZigZagLever. I do believe that your machine was in fact a treadle from the beginning. You might show a picture from behind. There should be two plugs for a motorized machine, one plug (light) for a non-motorized one. Not sure about the US, but in Germany it wasn't uncommon at that time to have a nonmotorized machine. There should be manual for the remodeled RZ on this site too. Mmmmmh can't find the manual though. That's strange

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Sorry, don't be mad, but I think the colors you're envisioning sound too much like the Japanese dashboard machines of the 50s and 60s. It's all been done.

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I don't know if the (for an earlier version invented) external stitch wheel would work with your model. You could try your luck if you ever come across one. But tbh it's not even available in Germany (personally I just see it attached to an machine, never solo). Even the one shown above came over from Germany and might never have been available in the States. 

Yes, there was a basic casing. You could choose the hook race, automatic or not, electrified or treadle, certain features like tuck sewing, buttonhole, eyelet embroidery. 

The different versions over the production circle were: all green toned, green and creme toned and the all green version with the carhood lid. 


Personally, repainting that machine would be a crime. I'm not all that chipper about repainting vintage sewing machines and certainly not into bright colors. There are enough japanes made machines for that. I'm all into restoration and securing as much originality as possible. and your machine doesn't look bad. But that would be up to you. 






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Hi, I've just joined and was inspired to do so as earlier today I bought an Anker treadle sewing machine. It's in good condition other than the drive belt being broken. It was certainly needing some oil and now the mechanism is moving freely. It has an unusual feature (or at least one I haven't come across before) - and here apologies for not using the correct terminology. The machine doesn't have a shuttle as such, or the bobbin type version of the reciprocating shuttle. In fact, to replenish the wheel that contains the cotton it's necessary to loosen a screw beneath the sliding panel and slide a bracket arrangement backwards, before the chrome-plated wheel can be extracted (hopefully somebody will be able to interpret this description..).

I'm really interested to find out about the machine, its serial number is 1353179.

Also I was wondering if anybody may know of an inexpensive place where I can source drive belt material, i.e. the belt to the treadle?
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Go to ebay and search for leather treadle belts. They have lots to choose from $1.79 -$8.00 some with free shipping. I buy the cheap ones with free shipping.
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That's much appreciated - will do.
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Hello - I've just joined tonight and wondered if you can help... I'm in the UK btw.

I've got an Anker treadle with the Anchors on the side of the cast iron base - badged as a New Leader by RF Cocks - serial number 1039335 M ..... can't get the bobbin threader to fill all of the bobbin - misses out about 3mm on either end... being working at it all night and getting a little annoyed.... I know I'm probably not threading the mechanism right  - anyone know of where I can look at instructions on how to fix this (this is wishful thinking here...) actually sorted out the tension and it is sewing fine (touch wood) so not all bad!! I will take some photos in the morning - the ones I took in artificial light looked a little orange!

Thanks guys.

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Babs, welcome to the group.  My only Anker is a HC and has a rather conventional looking bobbin winder.  If yours is similar, it would be odd for the bobbin to wind short at BOTH ends.  The Germans have some very complicated bobbin winders.  My Naumann, for instance, brings the thread in from behind and under the bobbin winder, across a steel plate with a radiused arc that serves as the static level winder.  It has no cam or sweeping level winding arm as does this Anker bw in the photo.  If you can post a photo, it would help.
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Hello again

Many thanks Farmer John..

Here are a few photos of the beastie... it's actually a 'Royal Leader' on an Anker base.

Any help would be appreciated!!

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You have to get the treading right on this one, I'm afraid I'm not much help. I hope someone on the forum knows this type of winder. I have come across similar ones, and I know you have to polish up the metal very well for the thread to glide along smooth enough for even winding. If it has a moving thread guide they aren't as fuzzy, but still clean, shiny and well oiled always help. Yours looks like its' in very nice condition Barbs.
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Hello and welcome, lovely machine, unfortunately I cannot assist.
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Babs, This bobbin winder i removed from my Stoewer treadle.  The first photo is of the BACK side of the bw.  Note the long vertical thread guide with the ARC on the bottom.  This arc is the level wind, to distribute the thread fully across the bobbin..  To get the thread to flow over this arc, the thread must enter the bobbin winder from behind it, and then onto the bobbin.  To retain the thread end, I pinch the end of the thread behind the right hand bobbin flange, and the bw.  Hope that your bw is similar and that the red thread helps.
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I found a German site with downloadable Sewing machine manuals (auf Deutsch), but pictures plus google translate could help!! I’m going to keep searching!

General Page:
https://naehmaschinenoase1.jimdo.com/bedienanleitungen/

Anker RZ Manual:
https://s290ca52a986af300.jimcontent.com/download/version/1507614471/module/9856600897/name/PDF_anker%20rz.pdf
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Hi Gang, I came across this site by accident and LOVE IT! I have a green Messerschmitt exactly like the one in the pix in this thread...with all the accoutrements, including the case, the feet and toolkit and so on  - but I don't have the card/booklet with the pattern dial that shows all the patterns it can do and the lever numbers for the various combinations. If Swampy could post a bigger image of that, I'd be most grateful.

Also lacking the correct bobbins - only one came with the machine though I did get a couple of ground-down Singer bobbins that will fit.

The machine is in superb condition and has been well maintained - I bought it on Gumtree from a lovely woman in SA who got it at a deceased estate sale...I bet it originally came in with a German immigrant too! Research indicates it was made around 1956, I will check the serial number too and post pix. (BTW, one of these machines sold for around $13,000 (or it may have been pounds sterling) at a recent Christie's or Sotheby's auction so if you've got one or you find one, HANG ON TO IT!)

This Green Goddess is being set up for general sewing and doll clothes (vintage gals on the town) and I also have a Bernina 807 Minimatic that has been a trouper - it's sewn all my tap dancing costumes and I just got an original 'cut and sew' attachment and a walking foot, so I'm all set for anything tho I've never tried quilts.
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That sounds awesome!  Amazing price...  researching...  

 Welcome!    If you get a chance, pop over to the _Introductions section and let us know a little about yourself! 

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Hello Everyone! So glad to have found this. Hopefully someone can help me. I am a sewing machine technician in training. I prefer the old machines. I bought an old Anker RZ for personal use. I only paid $20 so that’s good. But it appears that the things I need most for it are really hard to find!!!! I need a bobbin case, stitch hook, and race. Does anyone have these parts available for sale? Thanks!

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I need a bobbin case, stitch hook, and race. Does anyone have these parts available for sale? Thanks!


The bobbin case should just be a standard class 15 zigzag bobbin case, so you shouldn't have any trouble with that.

If you can't find the hook and race, it's barely possible that there might be another machine with parts that would interchange.

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Thanks MadMurdock! Not having even a picture of what the parts look like makes it a bit hard. So I will try some random stitch hooks. If anyone had a race and would post some pictures of it that would be great!???
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Looks to me like the race is there, you just need the cover.

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Cari! Thanks yes I need the RETAINER ring, stitch hook, and bobbin case!
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Got this Anker in May. Busy cleaning him up but flies! I can’t find the other post in which the specifics were wanted so I am listing them here.
A) serial no. K1533248
B) color - black with gold lettering
C) print date of the manual -no date listed
D) the year the machine was first sold - unknown but appears to be be pre-WWII so sometime in 1930s
E) if its motorized -yes, 0.9 amp motor
F) if its a handcrank or treadle - could be treadle. Booklet included was for treadle
G) which bobbin - class 15
H) the needle system used - 16 X 87
I) the tension system (1,2,3) one tension with single thread discs, beehive spring
J) and every other information you know about the whereabouts of your machine.
It seems to have a center to right sided needle centering placement. Has feed dog drop marked E for embroidery. Has a crown marked Roger & Co on top. Missing the center spool pin. Oil holes on top have small ball bearing to keep dust out like a Necchi.


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Hey, didn't know how often this site gets updated, yesterday I was donated an RZ in a cabinet with pedal the manual has the date missing, I have the lid to the notions box, and the machine itself, I was told ran, but it wouldn't release for me. So Like an idiot, i took it apart, found that one of the rotary bars is not oscillating as it should, and the bobbin shuttle is hanging.  Plenty of oil, as if someone bathed the guts of this machine in it.  As I was taking it apart, I did notice a couple of cogs that really could use Grease.  I also noticed that most of the oil ports appear to be a grease fitting. but that cannot be true seing that my manual calls for oiling.  Anyways its black and the serial is  1585377 with a perpendicular 5

I know it was either built in early (jan) of 52 or late (nov\dec) of 51
TwazzG, if you're still around or the other site is up, i will post pics of it as soon as i can, 


Although, if anyone could help or direct me to where and adjustment page is, that would be helpful, and a parts list, so I can find where this recessed bolt goes, that I took out.  THanks
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Hello Ember and welcome!!  Yes post some pics.  I am happy to help you out with it.  I have mine running and working.  Mine is from the 1930's I guess about 1934-1935.  Post pics of the problem areas also please!!
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Welcome Ember!  Not sure what you're asking in regards to how often the site is updated.  It is a 24/7 live board.  always online (hopefully...lol)
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I have an anker rz automatic deluxe that was my grandmothers. My grandfather got it as a trade for a car in 1952. The manual print date is unknown. The manual is in English and printed in west germany (ng 03415 0156 FM engl.)

The machine is green. Electric 110v motor. It is an up and down (not a slant). Double tension, can do dual needles, has 10 cams and over 100 embroidery stitch options.
Serial number 1733979.
It uses a 16x87 needle.
The bobbin has a tension screw which makes adjusting tension extremely precise with that and the 2 knobs above, one for upper and one for lower thread.

Mine currently has an issue with the needle position sliding switch. It is jammed and wont move the needle, and bounces around when sewing.

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What a great machine!  So glad you have an heirloom like that.  I have not seen one of those in person before.  Could the needle position slide control need to be also slide in or out; to engage the specific needle position you have chosen?  Slide out towards you, then pick a left, right, or center option, then slide back in?   I really have no clue without it in my hands to try and work out how it works.   However,  thanks for sharing your machine and story with the group!!!  Its a great looking piece!  I hope my idea will help you....
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It does have a push pull option, and only should slide left to right when pushed in or "on". But it doesnt work, and when out, it bounces around just as it does when pushed in. It's broken.[frown]
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See if you can see what the arm slides in and out of?  See if you can see a broken off tab or worn off?  
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It will take a flashlight and tipping the machine from side to side to see what you might be able to see.....
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The little tab that pulls in and out does have a knob on it, and it does look worn, but nothing else seems to be broken.
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I mean a tab INSIDE the machine that would normally lock it in its place.
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Hello!

I have an old Anker hand crank sewing machine. There is number 7286. I want to ask what kind of needles it needs? How long? I tried to sew with it but the machine does not lift the bobbin thread and no loops are generated (?) I hope there is some who can help me 😉 ( Sorry my bad English ,I´m from Finland )
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KaiJu - I use topstitch needles - the eye is longer and seems to work better. The tension also needs to be just right.

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I have an old Anker hand crank sewing machine. There is number 7286. I want to ask what kind of needles it needs? How long? I tried to sew with it but the machine does not lift the bobbin thread and no loops are generated (?) I hope there is some who can help me 😉 ( Sorry my bad English ,I´m from Finland )


Can you post a picture of your machine?

As you can see, there are a lot of different Anker machines.  From my understanding there is an old Anker that takes a different system of needle and didn't have a stop in the needle clamp.   I think many of the machines in this thread probably take 130/705 aka 15x1.  I have a German Junker & Ruh that takes a round shank 287 system needle, that I got a DBx1 that works

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Hei!

Here is pictures of my machine 😉 Anker 3.jpg  Anker 2.jpg  Anker 4.jpg 

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Hi all
I recently acquired an Anker RZ. This machine is very odd... it has no feed dogs. Its like only for darning or embroidery/free motion quilting. The top tension seemed off so I tried to fiddle with it. Now I have it out of the machine. I wonder if anyone knows anything about this machine and if the tension can be put back in. Its kinda different than other vintage tensions I have seen on Utube. The serial # 36001/2BB.

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Your selector on the bottom of the pillar is set for sew, which would have the feed dogs up so they are removed. Someone put an aftermarket plate and a button foot on. There really was no need to do that as the feed dogs can drop. These are nice machines and very robust. You might be able to find a pair of dogs that could work as this is a class15 bobbin machine. These are uncommon but show up from time to time on ebay and goodwill.
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Here is pictures of my machine 😉       


I'm going out on a limb, but I'm guessing that your machine was made to take 12x1 or maybe 13x1.  SteveH had one and said both work, but had to hand set as it didn't have a stop.  https://vintagesewingmachinesblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/hengstenberg/ also has some information.

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I recently acquired an Anker RZ. This machine is very odd... it has no feed dogs. Its like only for darning or embroidery/free motion quilting. The top tension seemed off so I tried to fiddle with it. Now I have it out of the machine. I wonder if anyone knows anything about this machine and if the tension can be put back in. Its kinda different than other vintage tensions I have seen on Utube. The serial # 36001/2BB.


I'm wondering, first, if you have any information about previous owner.  Was it one of many machines, possibly from someone who did alterations and repairs?  It looks like it was set up for a dedicated sewing on buttons machine. 

First rule, well maybe not, but usually it is strongly recommended that one takes lots of pictures while working on these machines.  Usually, the steps for replacing parts is in reverse of the way they were removed.  Occasionally, "Igor" got to messing with something they didn't know about and put it back however they could. 

Janey

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I have a black Anker Phoenix, very heavy, guessing 1950’s. TwassG, are you still making your catalogue? I can’t figure out how to add a photo but would be happy to post if you like?
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