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Thread: Kenmore made in Japan ,maybe a 1660

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    Kenmore made in Japan ,maybe a 1660

    I snatched a vintage kenmore up for $9.99 at my local goodwill because it had cords, foot pedal and a manual with it. Is this something I should be hanging onto for myself for heavy duty sewing?
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    I learned on a vintage Kenmore, it's the best machine I've ever owned. I like a vintage White for alterations since I don't have space for my cabinet Kenmore right now...it's in storage at moms. I'd say give it a try even for piecing. Mine is a dream to work with...not the new Kenmore/Janome I got for a gift but the heavy metal one from the (?)50s. It's AWESOME!
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    What model Kenmore?? Sure would like to see a picture. Sounds like a keeper to me. Clean and give some oil, then test it to see if it will sew the heavy duty stuff. Be sure to put in a heavy duty needle though.
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    sounds like a winner - picture? Model?
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    model is 158. 16600

    I get a photo soon. It's out in the garage, which feels so.very.far. right now.
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    Congrats and have fun playing with it.

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    Someone told me they were made by the Janome Co. Is that true???????? Somebody had to make them for Sears. Is this just an urban legend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaQuilts View Post
    Someone told me they were made by the Janome Co. Is that true???????? Somebody had to make them for Sears. Is this just an urban legend?
    some were made by Janome
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    This one says made in Japan.
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