Friday, October 21, 2016

Vintage Embroidery Sewing Machine Minico - Pantograph Embroidery Machine

Friday, October 21, 2016

This is a toy sewing machine manufacture by Maruzen Sewing Machine in Japan (later, Jaguar machine). With this Sewing Machine, your own design or monogram can be easily copied as embroidery.

It use a pantrogrph to copie images. I find it exciting to see such a mechanism before the CNC era in a toy. The shuttle attached with a pantrogrph underneath moves in multi-direction.

I did quick demo. It works well but needs more precision. I find it hard to operate the moving shuttle instead of moving a stylus.

It has retro tacky 80s -ish design.

Using a laser cut template would work for producing a nice embroidery.

The machine is operated with two 1.5V batteries or AC.

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