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In no particular order.

I belong to way too many Facebook groups.

There are many Facebook groups that have some wonderful members with a wealth of knowledge, these are but a few. Best if you search the brand of machine you are looking for and join that group for the most precise information and instruction books. Some machines have multiple groups such as Necchi, which seems to have different groups for different models. Many groups have instruction books for free in their “files” sections. Necchi, Bernina, Morse, Elna, Pfaff, Bernina 117, European machines, Featherweights, Juki overlockers, restoration groups etc.

Vintage Japanese Sewing machines

Vintage Sewing Machines Australia and New Zealand.

Vintage Sewing Machines (Non-Singer) | Facebook

Vintage Baby Lock/Juki Sergers & Variants | Facebook

Cyndy Kitt

Parts, manuals and sewing design services, Australia.

Anne Bonny’s locker,

392, Burwood rd, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia.

Home of ‘Cyndy Kitt Productions’ & ‘Mike & the Mechanicals ~ Service & Repair of Vintage Sewing Machines’; mini sewing machine museum; sewing machine parts & accessories; Sailpunk clothing & accessories; fibre arts education & advice—treasure be crafty

Anne Bonny’s Locker | Facebook


Located in Bendigo, Vic, Aus. Singer Featherweight supply and other VSMs.

Victorian Sweatshop forum

This site is intended to provide a place to coordinate sewing machine information in a way to allow anyone to access it. A place for collectors to share their prizes, their knowledge, and their methods for maintaining and using them with each other and anyone who is interested in older machines.

A blogg site by Thornberry.


A Pinnock Sewing machine thread on a blogg site which started in 2007 and is still being added to today in 2022, hundreds of entries from other collectors. Well worth looking through if you have the time.

This is an exert from Thornberry blog site,

The American Morse machine.

Have a search for Morse machines and you may be surprised to find they are very similar to the Toyota Pinnock Machines.

A very interesting article can be found at the Silver Bobbin page.

Zorba the Veiled Male.

An American site.

Lots of information on different vintage machines, with plenty of pictures, eye candy for the vintage machine collector.

I found his page on Toyota TZ-17 Zig-Zag Sewing machine, AKA the “305 De Luxe” to be very interesting and to show some other cams that may fit the Pinnock Sewmatic.

Japanese JA & JC numbers

information from Zorba’s page copied to here.

Needlebar Museum

An interesting article by the Needlebar Museum Article on the History of the Pinnock factory is found at: Pinnock History (

European Machines

If you have a European machine that you want to find info on, then this is the site to start. Das Verzeichnis – Naehmaschinenverzeichnis

Singer Sewing Info

The Pinnock Manufacturing company.

Nähmaschinentechnik-Forum (

Another forum page in German. Lots of great info here.


Australian collectors page with some free downloadable manuals. No Pinnocks here though, but some interesting information on other machines found in Australia.

Sewing Machines (1964) – YouTube

You tube featuring the Pinnock Trendsetter Gem.

Tailor or failure

An Australian Blog spot by Mike Williams, sewing machine repairs and reviews.

The Powerhouse collection has this Sewmaster machine

If you know of any other Pinnock or Aussie sites of interest that belong here on my Links page, please contact me, either below or via

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