Saturday, December 21, 2013

What says 1950s more than a PINK sewing machine?

I have no clue as to the distributor of this sewing machine, only that it was made in Japan. It appears either someone took the badge off the front or it never had one. I would guess someone just removed it, or it fell off. It could have been a Brother, Remington or Morse, or any number of other branded machines from the era.

In any event, here it is in all its glory.


I love the details on the nose cover. It would look so much plainer if it didn't have the added ribs and lines. It does straight and zig zag stitches. And notice the small pink lever to the left of the stitch length dial? BH - for buttonholes. This is the first machine I've run across with a lever like that. It remains to be seen if it actually still works as intended but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough.


The back is quite plain but I guess that can be said for most sewing machines.

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  1. I love the color. Is the BH lever for a blind hem?

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    1. I haven't taken a good look at the sewing machine yet but I assumed the BH lever is for making a buttonhole. Could be blind hem... I'll let you know when I find out. :-)

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  2. Could be a button hole. I didn't think of that.

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  3. I really like this machine. Did you ever figure out what the BH lever was for?

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    1. I took a look at the machine today and it is for buttonholes. Position 1 does the right side forward, 2 does a wide zig zag at each end, and 3 does the left side in reverse. Pretty fancy at the time probably.

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  4. I'd buy this machine if you weren't so far away. But 'm assuming shipping would be very expensive.

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    1. I've needed to ship a few machines and shipping for this cast iron machine is probably be $40-$50 plus about $10 for box and packing supplies, depending on destination. Unfortunately it's not cheap. :)

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  5. I'd be willing to bet money this is a Visetti - late 50s or early 60s.

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  6. Is this machine still available?

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