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Information on Universal Sewing Machine?

I have a Universal Sewing Machine 700/19389 Japan. Can you tell me the year this was made ?

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May 18, 20220 found this helpful

Machines marketed under the Universal label were made for many different retail brands in the period 1940-1960. Unfortunately it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to determine a specific year without finding a match to a picture to help narrow the time band.

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May 18, 20220 found this helpful

You can contact this company

STANDARD SEWING EQUIPMENT CORP
11760 BEREA RD
CLEVELAND, OH 44111
216-252-3370

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May 18, 20220 found this helpful

It is always best to show a picture of the sewing machine as so many sellers/sites do not list serial numbers when describing their machines so it can only be identified by a picture. Also, a picture of the serial number information is much better than just writing it out. Pictures can tell a much better story when doing research.

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Most of the sewing machines with names like this are clones of other brands (usually Singer) that were made in Japan and sold to companies in America.
However, there seems to be a lot of controversy about the Universal Machine so it may be best if you read some of the online information for yourself.
Here is one excerpt from a 'history' site:

"Universal Sewing Machine History
There was a Universal Sewing Machines LTD company in the United Kingdom after the war. It was formed in 1954 and by 1957 it was making 35,000 machines a year. Their claim to fame was the aluminum sewing machine body but there is no word of the popularity of that model

There is also no connection between that company and the Universal sewing machines made in America after the war. Their machines seem to be copies of the Taylor-Bird machine as it used the same parts.

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What can be uncovered about the American Universal sewing machine is that it was never an independent company, it was made under the ownership and supervision of White and the machines were a product of the Japanese sewing machine manufacturing boom that took place in the late 40s to early 60s."

This information just seems to be a small part of the universal history.
You can read the complete article here:
sewingiscool.com/.../

There are several sewing machine sites/forums that help people date these machines as well as offer help with any problems anyone has when using the machines.
Most of these sites do not offer advice on the value of a machine.
You will have to join these groups but they have marvelous members who love to answer questions about vintage sewing machines.

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Ismacs probably has the most information.
ismacs.net/digest.html
www.quiltingboard.com/.../
sewing.patternreview.com/.../21116

This is the only site that I could find for a manual but it seems to be for the older machines.
sewingonline.co.uk/.../

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