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Thread: Ugliest machine I've ever seen

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    That's a godzilla finish on a Sears Kenmore and there are people who actually like that kind of machine.

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    I could picture it in a leather shop, sewing patches on motorcycle jackets or something similar........ It has a decidedly masculine feel to it.

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    I guess that's what this one is too, just a different make/model? They are a bit ugly but at the same time interesting. At least you don't have to worry about trying to get a shiny finish back on an old machine, right?

    http://greensboro.craigslist.org/atq/4381118232.html

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    Yes, it would be good in one of the booths selling patches at a motorcycle rally!! I can see that it could have a certain appeal... but I don't see me bringing it to a quilting workshop!
    Cindy B from MA

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    The old White made Kenmore machines are very good machines. I have a number of them. The crinkle paint is more durable than the shiny paint. Contrary to popular opinion they are easy to clean as well.

    As for taking one to a quilting workshop .... why not? Why be one of the flock with Featherweights, be different.

    Joe

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    For those who don't follow links here's the machine. Nice mid-century cabinet too. $50.
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    Here's the Greensboro machine, Decent looking mahogany cabinet, looks like the knobs are gone though. $25 :
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    I like both machines. I had the White version of the Domestic and it was a good machine.
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    They're not all mono colored either. Here's a two-tone Kenmore:
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    It's a 117-720, one of my favorites.

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    These are my least favorite machines. Ever.

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    I think the crinkle paint is an acquired taste. I didn't care for it at first either. When I bought the White it was with the intention to strip and repaint a different color for my daughter but when I saw how well it cleaned up I decided to keep it original. I would still have the White but a good friend of ours saw it and liked it so it went home with her. I like the art deco and streamliner look so I like the Kenmore anyway but it might look even better in a glossy finish.
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    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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