October 19, 2011

Coronado

The Coronado has been a delight, seems to be vary rare on the net; can't find another one like it out there.
It is very likely an early 50's machine. It has the same set-up (mechanisms) as the Singer 15-91 that is the thread take up and thread tension are on the front cover as apposed to facing the operator.


Do you need a color justification?


What a beautiful, simple little machine; a break away from the old styling and into the two-tone world. This little gem is in near new condition; the chrome is perfect, not a single spec of rust. It was used at least once but it is so pristine I found it hard to believe.


Yes I am a fan of the post war Japanese machines. I wonder if there is a following in Japan of vintage machine devotees? So if anyone out there can tell me more I am interested. MSD under a strange logo and model numbers 45-4123 * SM-4123A


And again it has a 1.5 amp motor. It's a straight stitch only machine.

07.26.13
So I have discovered the origin of the Coronado, it's a name badged Brother! There are  also others badged as Wizard.


Now I'm looking for one like this; it has a retro-fit dial and push button; very modern!



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25 comments:

  1. Hello I have just been given the exact same machine and I am having some confusion with threading it and how to make any adjustments if you know or find any Information I could use some help also

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  2. Hey Emily please email me at tboneart@comcast.net and I will walk you thru the threading. Tom

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  3. Hi Tom,

    All machines in your collection are lovely, but I absolutely love your Coronado sewing machine, it is gorgeous!

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  4. Thanks I love machines of all kinds.

    By the way I have found a beautiful Necchi BU but it only has a free motion throat plate? Does anyone know how do you raise the feed dogs? which lever or button is it? I'm afraid to buy it because I don't understand?

    Love your site too, I have found a 158.1040 on CL but without the case and extras I'm not sure its worth it?

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  5. Gosh I do not know. I have a diagram of one a Necchi 535 that has the drop feed button on the right lower side of the machine. Not sure if they would be any help but I could e-mail that one and 2 others that I have (BU Mira and a BF Mira - do not have a drop feed button per the diagrams).

    About the 158.1040, not a rare machine but the case is a different story as I have never seen the rose embossed case for sale anywhere. :(

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  6. is there any way to find parts or this sewing machine?

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  7. Hi, it depends greatly on which parts; so many of the Japanese machines had common elements. This is a simple machine and unlike so many of the Whites from Japan that were really just the same machine in a different casting.
    Let me know what you need and maybe I can help find it.
    Tom
    Send pics!

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  8. I'm new to this site so not sure how to show u what mine looks like but from ur pics, there is no motor just a metal cover on the back

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  9. Beautiful machine! Love the color!

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  10. Hey Vinnie, send your pics to tboneart@comcast.net

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  11. Hello Tom. I just purchased the exact Coronado 45-4123 sewing machine as yours from Goodwill. She cost me all of $12.00. She is in really good condition, almost pristine. I found your blog while trying to find information on her. I am going to guess that she was manufactured in Japan circa the mid 50's. I am a sucker for those two tone sewing machines. Will try to take some pictures tomorrow if we have decent outside weather, sun always helps.

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    1. thats the right price for not having to think too much!

      I used it on several light weight leather projects and was allways happy, I never understood having a straight stich only machine but now I do.

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  13. Tom, what is a fair price to pay for one of these machines? I own a thrift store and was approached today by someone wanting to sell a lot of stuff for one price. He had a beautiful black cast machine in this lot.
    It worked fine, looked great, and sat on what looked to be a cherry wood box that lifted up for storage, but wasn't in a cabinet.

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  14. I was given a coronado duchess, 45-4106, it came with the original price tag, receipt, diagrams and so forth, it's in almost new shape. The problem is the machine came with manual for model 45-4117, the instructions also have a handwritten note that it's for the model 4123. The threading diagrams are different enough to cause confusion, if you happen to come across a manual for 4106 please direct me in the direction. In the meantime I'd be happy to scan in the manual I received for the 45-4117.

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    1. Sorry haven't seen a manual yet. It is such a cool little machine.

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    2. I just bought a Coronado Duchess SM5-4106A. It has the manual. Do you want a copy?

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  15. Hello! I was just given a beautiful salmon colored Coronado. The model number on the front of the machine is M93Z but the motor is model 64205. It has no manual, the motor runs, but the belt is to old and shreded to be effective. Has anyone found a site to order manuals or parts for this machine?

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    1. Sounds pretty cool!
      Find a local sewing machine guy or even Joann's they will have a belt, bring the old one. Or OnLineSewingMachines or any of a dozen major web based suppliers.
      Don't bother buying a zerox copied manual only the original is worth the money.

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  16. maybe I have almost exact the same but the darn, silk, normal is not on the base but on machine below the push reversion dail button including carry case ... if interesting let me know ... I just got it today and if the price is right ... it supposed to do thick leather as well, I may be wrong.

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    1. see my profile image of this sewing machine I mention.

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    2. I found out what it is now ...
      It is :
      Brother Sewing Machine
      Bradford
      Model number : 7097
      J- C1
      Made in Japan

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  17. I have a very similar looking machine but mine is by stitchmaster. However I can not find any information on it and can not figure out how to thread it. Any way you can show me a picture of you threaded yours? Thank you!

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  18. Hi Samantha, some of the shots above show it pretty well, the Coronado is a Japanese clone of the Singer 15-91 and there is lots of info on them. se Ismacs http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/p15.html

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