I recently acquired this machine because I loved how quiet it seems when running and the fact it is a considerably heavy machine (I was looking for something that would last a long time). The only thing I have is the importer's sticker on it and a serial number. It was made in Japan and the motor has a model number on it, but only shows "Made in Japan" as well.
How can I identify the manufacturer, model, and year? I am missing a few pieces and would love to have a manual, but without the manufacture and model or year, that seems to be impossible.
Thank you in advance for your help.
It appears that almost all (if not all) Necchi sewing machines were made in Italy. Necchi-Alco machines were made in several different countries but mostly in Japan.
Manuals are usually about $20 on this site but well worth this cost if you need parts information.
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I ran across this sewing machine with the brand name "Favorite" and can not find any info on it. Can you help?
This is probably a clone of one of the bigger brands. Larger companies sometimes made machines for stores under a different brand.
This is a very cool website. If you scroll down to Weed Sewing Machine Co. Est 1864 - 1899 there were two machines that had "favorite" in the title. This may be a good start for you!!
This site has a little of the Weed company history that made the "Favorites" discussed in the first link:
You could always contact the Hartford Historical Society and see if they can verify what you have!
It would have been nice if a picture had also been posted as many similarities can be spotted from reviewing pictures of similar machines. I believe it is a clone (especially if it was made in Japan) as they made a lot of generic "same" machines and sold to different companies and stores who placed their names on the machines.