I bought a sewing machine off craigslist recently and I had a hard time finding much information about it online so I thought I should contribute a resource. The machine is a Morse 200 Deluxe. I read somewhere that these machines were made by Toyota but I can't really vouch for it. I was interested in the machine because it is older (Made in 1956) and its a beautiful blue color. Sewing Machine/home decor all in one. I knew that I wanted to buy it as soon as I plugged it in and pressed on the presser foot. This thing has a really strong motor, its doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but it sews fast! Almost like an industrial machines. I hate when my sewing machine is the thing that is slowing my project down and I think this machine is a great solution to that problem. I have resisted having it serviced because I want to figure out how to do that myself but I may have to buckle. I think it needs a good tune up. It sews fast but It doesn't feel like the foot goes all the way down so the fabric floats around and it leads to wobbly stitches. I also think the stitch length is inconsistent. I am confident that these things can be fixed with a little tune up though. Let me know if you you have any questions.
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Full disclosure: I think I am developing a bit of a sewing machine addiction. I already have a Kenmore 158.???? and a Singer Fashionmate 248. I think the Morse is going to be my favorite.