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Thread: Kenmore Electric Rotary Sewing Machine or 120-49 is here.

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    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
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    Here is the video of the naked Kenmore being run the first time.

    Turn your sound up cos a couple times the machine sounded like a small block V8 with mild race cam in it.

    Click on the pic to see the video:


    Joe

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    I saw a naked machine at my LQS a while back and I was looking at it really closely. If fact it was more naked than the one in your post. Tfhe owner who was a funny guy said. and I hope I get it right.
    "That's for people who put their machines on Lay-A-Way. We add the parts as they make payments".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    I saw a naked machine at my LQS a while back and I was looking at it really closely. If fact it was more naked than the one in your post. Tfhe owner who was a funny guy said. and I hope I get it right.
    "That's for people who put their machines on Lay-A-Way. We add the parts as they make payments".
    OH LORD that's funny!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for laugh, we really needed one.

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    Actually, Joe, I think she is quite attractive. Something about the design and color remind me of the Kenmore 159.262 I purchased about a month ago for $15.00 at a thrift shop. Mine has a shuttle bobbin and the work space is only 5.5 inches. I have a question for you. When I called the Sears archives they told me mine was made in 1986. Were these machines still being made with a shuttle in 1986? Mine says Made in Japan and has JA47 and JC5 on the underside. Mine works very smoothly and has a nice, even stitch also. (Love your posts, they are most informative.)
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    Kitsy,

    I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me at all. Is this the machine that resembles the Singer Rocketeer a little bit?
    If so I thought it's features were a mixture of old vs new and would have loved to have found it myself.

    Joe

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    How many horses is that motor!

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    I'm not sure, but it sure sounds good don't it?

    Joe

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    She's not ugly, she is just sturdy looking!

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    Update: I've been researching and have found two needles numbers that match:
    Kenmore #49 and Boye 2 1/2. No modern needles at all match. The DCx1F suggested by Kevin Pinkerton works very well as a substitute, so at least I have something to use.

    Joe

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