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    what machine is this?

    My dd emailed this to me. I am not interested but I am curious.

    http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/atq/3477339686.html


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    don't you just love how often sellers of sewing machines only provide pictures of the back? I don't see that with "guy" tools.

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    Don't know, but from the top it sure looks like the one I learned to sew on. Circa late 40's. Sewed well and made the most beautiful buttonholes ever.
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    It is a Kenmore sewing machine. I am not sure but I think they were made in the 50s.
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    It's a rotary type model from Kenmore. I love vintage machines, but these are my least favorite. They tend to be very limited in my experience. They're pulley driven and are kind of cool, but the brown finish and shape of the machine are visually a real turn off to me...I had one and gave it away.

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    That looks like the machine I learned to sew on. I inherited it from my mom. It was sold by Sears--Kenmore and Janome are made by the same company, but I don't know if they were at the time that machine was made. They are very heavy and I'm guessing that it was made in the l940's.
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    I'm with Candace. They were made by White for Sears. It is not the most attractive machine that's for sure! I won't buy pulley driven machines simply because I think a lot of the power is wasted and it is a PITA to find and replace the pulley. I could be lazy, but that is my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    Years ago, when my Grandmother passed away, Dad and my Aunt were looking for a new home for Grandma's old Kenmore. I didn't take it....none of my cousin's wanted it either....That old machine was a PITA and drove my Grandma crazy...why would we want to take it home?
    She was eventually sold at an estate sale for almost nothing....
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    I had a similar model in a cabinet, built in 1948. I serviced it, went over the cabinet with some Howards Refinisher, and sold it for $35 a few months ago. It was a solid straight stitcher with all the attachments and a copy of the manual. It ran really well after I oiled it up and refilled the grease tubes. But they just aren't attractive and don't sell well even if they are in good shape.

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    I just saw the pulley parts at sew-classic
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    Thanks, glad I wasn't interested. haa now if it was a featherweight...................


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    I would have to say the one I have is similar but NOT a Kenmore. It is a delightful little machine. It is very light weight right about 11 lbs and sews beautifully. Mine still has tags from when it was sold.
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    It came in a suitcase heavier than the machine.
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    I would say the weight rivals the Featherweight.
    Here it is inside the suitcase
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    I just had to put a little lace on it... I couldn't resist making it all pretty.
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    if anyone wonders why linhawk is dancing it is because she lives close to the very best quilt shoppe in the world....color me jeloise (sp)

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    This Kenmore was made in the 40's... and has a "godzilla" finish. It's the machine I taught myself to sew on when I was 12 years old. Mom bought it new, with a cabinet. I loved it! It was the beginning of my love affair with the sewing machine.
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    I hate to say it but, I think it is a cute machine.
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    Must be a guy taking the photos, they only take of photo of the back with the motor, to them that is the most important part!

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    It says Kenmore on it and that is Sears. Don't know anything else about it.

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