1940's Bel-Air Imperial Sewing Machine Occupied J
This is really a nice looking vintage SEWING MACHINE from the late 1940's. The name of the sewing machine is a BEL-AIR IMPERIAL SEWING MACHINE. This is a vintage Bel Air Imperial Sewing Machine with a case. There is EXCELLENT gold filigree and scroll decoration on the base of the machine as well as on the machine itself. The endplate has wonderful ornate filigree as well. The belts are somewhat brittle and stiff and probably need replacing even though they worked well while we were testing it. It seemed to work O.K. - however, we would still recommend a cleaning and a tune-up on the machine. The machine comes with a foot or knee peddle. This machine was made shortly after World War II and there is a wonderful brass plate on the machine that says, BEL-AIR IMPERIAL, LOS ANGELES, MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN. Thus, this is a WONDERFUL SEWING MACHINE THAT WAS MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN AFTER THE WAR AND WHILE JAPAN WAS BEING OCCUPIED. The machine is black and it really is a beautiful swing machine and it is still in very good shape for the age. It is also a very nice looking ornate machine. It still has the original bobbin inside the machine. The case is not with this machine. It is the machine and peddle only. This sewing machine is a 3/4 size machine and is great for quilting and for teaching your children and grandkids how to sew on a machine. The motor is a Bell Electric Universal Motor and it sits on the back of the machine. There is also a light on the back of the machine - to help you see what you are doing.
Machine appeared to be in good working order, it does need a cleaning and tune-up.