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aircooledaddict

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Can anyone help me ID this machine? The back story is, a guy got this machine for is wife when they got married in 1997 and had the removed the decal with the makers name and painted on their last names. Fast forward to present day, they are no longer married and the wife asked her dad to get rid of the machine. Looks like it was posted on facebook market place for a couple weeks before they gave up and let me have it for free. 

It's missing the shuttle and has no bobbins. It's also missing the stitch length adjuster. I think the linkage is still inside the machine, but the lever is missing. If I can figure out what kind of machine it is, perhaps I can find parts to get it sewing again.
  Mystery Machine.jpg  Mystery Machine SN.jpg  Mystery Machine Case.jpg

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Montgomery Wards Brunswick Model E (sans motor and 'electric' hand wheel)

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Your sewing machine was manufactured by National Sewing Machine Co.
A slide plate, shuttle and bobbins should not be hard to find. Lots of these machines were manufactured.
Good luck and have fun.

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As stated, your machine was made by National. These were sold under an army of different names since retailers were free to name them as they wished. I picked up a National hand crank machine badged Amazon a couple of years ago which was a missing bobbin winder parts and had the stitch length knob screwed onto the bobbin winder. It was missing a slide plate as well. Parts were gathered on eBay and I was able to restore the machine to full function, rebuild the base (making a replacement for the sliding cover) and now it's one of my favorite hand crank machines. 

By the way - these machines used the 20x1 needle, but you can do what most of us do and "short shank" a standard 15x1 needle so it has the point of the shuttle about a 1/16 of an inch above the eye of the needle on the up stroke. Also, round shank UYx128GAS coverstitch needles work too, being the same size as the 20x1. The round shank can be ground into a flat shank with a Dremel tool, if need be. Using the round shank needle will move the point of the needle to the left a tad, which is no problem for most sewing, but some machines don't like it. I have only one of my 20x1 needle machines that won't take the coverstitch needle unless I grind the flat. 

Here are before and after photos of the Amazon hand crank project. 

-Bruce AM FRNT.jpg  WINDER 2.jpg  3-Amazon sewing machine..jpg  4-Amazon machine- head view.jpg  5-Amazon sewing machine - hand crank and accessory cover.jpg  6-Amazon sewing machine- back view.jpg  2-Amazon carved tombstone case end-note push button latch.jpg  1-Amazon case.jpg 

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