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Plaza

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I bought this unique machine at eBay for $50. It was filthy dirty and looked very sad. I cleaned it up and waxed it and it looks great now.

  It is a 1950's Japanese straight stitch machine and mechanical parts are identical to the 15 clones. However, this machine has a built in oiling system with copper feed lines. An oil sight glass [ clear plastic ] is on the front of the machine. An oil pump push button is on the top of the machine. There is a small spring loaded flip open top cover which has a spring up spool pin on it. Inside is a removable oil cap for filling the reservoir. There are 8 oil lines, six going to oil points in the upper machine. Two go to the lower center shaft under the bed.

  The machine has a heavy duty industrial type light switch at the hand wheel end. The motor is original to the machine - Stradivaro machines used "Modern" motors. I have seen the same machine at eBay badged as Remmington in light green or turtquoise colors. One seller replaces the needle bar so it can use industrial needles and sells them for $700 claiming they are the heaviest built home machines that were ever made. I believe that is just his selling hype.

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now that is one cool machine!  Thanks for sharing it!

How much does it weigh compared to the typical domestic?

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It weighs between 40 and 45 pounds.

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A self oiling machine?? I would like that!!
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A self oiling machine?? I would like that!!


It is actually common with Industrial machines.  The Singer 241 series has an "oil pan" and pump to wicks as this one does.  At the speed they run it does not take long at all without oil for them to seize.

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Yes, I've heard of oil pans before. But this one is not an industrial right? Just a home machine.

Call me silly, but I'm getting sick of oiling!! I do it about once a week and it only takes 5 minutes but it bugs me to have to unthread and unscrew everything. I know, it's only 5 minutes, that's why it's silly of me.

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I wonder if this one has the same oil pan feature? Not as sleek or colorful but I liked it before and am curious if it's similar. This is zz.

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Yes, I've heard of oil pans before. But this one is not an industrial right? Just a home machine.

Call me silly, but I'm getting sick of oiling!! I do it about once a week and it only takes 5 minutes but it bugs me to have to unthread and unscrew everything. I know, it's only 5 minutes, that's why it's silly of me.

Stop by and I'll put a 241 in your car

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  Here are two photos showing the Remington colors available. Light green and Turquoise metallic.

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I do like the look of that Stradivaro. Quite a handsome machine.
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I love the Stradivaro looks, and what a change on the Remington, looks beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.
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"Stop by and I'll put a 241 in your car"
Miriam, do you have a 241 for sale/trade/pick up? 

I love the colors on these old machines. I have a Singer 66 that is crinkle finish and we just got a Japan model 15 variant that is in good sewing shape but the finish is really bad, so we are going to repaint her and she will be a gift for my 14 yo daughter.
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I'm not sure what number it is but I have a hefty industrial machine taking up a lot of space. Where are you at? I'm in Indy.
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I wonder if this one has the same oil pan feature? Not as sleek or colorful but I liked it before and am curious if it's similar. This is zz.


Most likely, no.  I have one very similar that was made by KOYO and it's a normal manually oiled machine.   Lots of places to oil, but a great machine.

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Miriam, I am in south bend. Would you email me at rsicw220@yahoo.com please? Maybe you can send me some pictures and I can get some info on it. Thanks
--Rebecca

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Miriam, I am in south bend. Would you email me at rsicw220@yahoo.com please? Maybe you can send me some pictures and I can get some info on it. Thanks
--Rebecca

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I am in Indianapolis. The machine I have is a 241-13. It is a very nice old industrial. It is a high speed SS high shank. Regular industrial bobbin. It does work I've sewn on it and it is very nice to use. I just need more space. It has a nice table and heavy motor. I think with the arm on it you might do ok with free motion. It does have an oil pan. The best for the machine would be to get some use. You can pm

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