Straight stitch machine. circa 1950s
Manufactured by Toyota.
Some would call her a 15 clone, but in fact she is a
Japanese HA-1 Generic Central Bobbin
As explained by Cyndy at :
A straight stitch machine and probably the oldest of the Toyota Pinnocks in my collection. The budget model of her time.
This is my Seweasy, she came with a beautiful instruction book and was in a very banged up cabinet. Used by a seamstress all her life I purchased her from the daughter of the original owner. As with many of these machines of this era she had material wrapped around her arm and you can see the “pin rash”. The Pinnock lettering is not painted on, it is a badge like you would find on a vintage car, it has two, one on front and one on the back.
The machine came in this grey and also in a black with printed decals on its base.
I do not have a better example of a Seweasy in my collection. Truth be told there are plenty of Japanese HA-1 Generic Central Bobbin machines on the market locally and they are wonderful machines. The grey colour is also quite drab compared to the Pinnock Sewmatic and the Pinnock Sewbest. Still one day I might find a black pinnock from this era to add to my collection.
Instruction book in pdf format is available for free from my google drive and download is here.