Hi, I acquired an old Artcraft Sewing Machine, not the Jr.. Does anyone know of a web site that would have information on when it was made and the history of the Company. The front plate says Made in Japan, but the motor is USA. Can't find any dates. I searched the web but only found info on the Junior machine. Thanks
There were very few sewing machine companies Japan. I would bet that this is a post war machine. Companies in the US would buy machines and than put their own nameplate on them. They were all basically the same machine. You could have a Brother, Mitsubishi or any other brand of machine.
I think Artcraft was a Ct company and it was not unusual for the imported to put on their own motors.
I would google Japanese sewing machines and see if you have one that looks like it. Also is there a JA in front of the serial number.