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Empisal Gold Line Zig Zag sewing machine. Black electric machine with rectangular wooden base. Hand-wheel at right hand side, with electrical plug below. Motor behind. Top of sewing machine arm is flat - machine is threaded from spool at back then brought to front. "Stitch regulator" knob at front of stand, dial for stitch length at front of arm, and tension dial above needle. Machine is hinged to base and can be folded back to reveal compartment below. Also has foot pedal with red power cord. Machine is contained in grey leather carry case with two metal clasps at top. Black tin box containing bobbins, needles, feet, a lightbulb for the machine's lamp, and a scrap piece of fabric with red test lines on it. Plastic box containing green knobs. Instruction booklet.
Empisal Embossed
Gold Line / AUTOMATIC Embossed
EMPISAL / SEWING MOTOR / VOLTS 220/250 / AMPS 0.4 / CYCLES 50-60 / NO. 44191 Engraved
Credit Line
Sewing machine [Empisal], 1994.23. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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