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winter1peters

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I have just acquired a Singer 15 cloned machine made in Taiwan. I have a number of questions if anyone is able to help me.
1). It’s in fantastic condition but it is ‘jammed’ up solid.  I have oiled it etc and the hand crank turns but the needle end does not move.  The bobbin wheel is not in contact with the wheel . The needle is nearly in the down position.  I first repositioned the needle which was not all the way in, and sorted out the bobbin area as it was again not in properly.  Still nothing!
2). What is the knob for on the front at the right side.
what next can I do please.  

3) why does my photo appear upside down when I select it .lolD2D9A6EA-8D78-4B22-95E6-BC4A05590130.jpeg 


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The knob stops the needle bar from moving when you are winding a bobbin. Is it loosened? Try tightening it up and then see if the needle bar moves.
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Thank you I will try that. Hope it’s that simple.
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Hope you don't mind that flipped it for you.  Nice 15!
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I’m not talking about the wheel on the hand crank, as I know that disengages the needle when Bobbin winding, I was querying the small Black knob on the front where the serial number is on genuine Singers.
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Thank you! I could not see how to do that.! It’s a lovely looking machine but I still can’t get the needle to move.
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I’m not talking about the wheel on the hand crank, as I know that disengages the needle when Bobbin winding, I was querying the small Black knob on the front where the serial number is on genuine Singers.


That's for dropping the feed dogs.

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Thank you, this is my first clone.
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I believe that is "Technically" not a clone. I think it is a Singer, but made overseas and with little regard to quality.  I have had some folks who got a smooth wonderful machine, others not so much.  I believe is a 15NL and was made in the 1970's
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thank you, 

I’m going to put the number that is underneath the machine  into Ismacs and see if it will give me more info.

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thank you, 

I’m going to put the number that is underneath the machine  into Ismacs and see if it will give me more info.



It won't. I don't think there are any records for these machines. These Singers from China and Taiwan were built and sold as anniversary gimmicks, they're reproductions of the original Singer models.

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winter1peters

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To SteveH you are right. The number stamped into the machine, underneath, starts NLT. So it is a 15NL made in Taiwan.
we re having more luck in un-jamming it.  Someone has been ‘playing‘ with various screws.  One of which has been mangled and the disc that unlocks the machine for bobbin winding was not put back correctly.  
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Update,  we took the handcrank apart and put it all back together properly, and she works well. Still a little stiff till the oil gets distributed, but I am so pleased.  
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Great to hear!
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winter1peters

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Thanks, I was a bit worried that I had paid out £30 for a lovely doorstop!
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That's for dropping the feed dogs.


i had no idea that any 15 came with a knob to lower feed dog! I will have to keep my eyes open for one of those! Very nice decals and condition model 15. 💕💕
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This is a Singer machine made in Taiwan. Someone said probably around 1970. Though apparently not a ‘clone’. It now works so I am really pleased. My other Singer 15 is aN original Sphinx and sews wonderfully. Made short work of all the folded thicknesses of making masks.
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This is a Singer machine made in Taiwan. Someone said probably around 1970. Though apparently not a ‘clone’. It now works so I am really pleased. My other Singer 15 is aN original Sphinx and sews wonderfully. Made short work of all the folded thicknesses of making masks.


According to ISMACS the Asian reproductions were made 1985-1990.

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I found out that The singer factory in Taiwan started in 1963.
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