Is This a 15-91?

Old 06-25-2018, 06:26 PM
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It was made in Canada. It looks to be a bicentennial model. It is serial number JC759445. I can't find anything that gives specific information for Canadian models. Thank you in advance!

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Old 06-25-2018, 06:46 PM
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Yes, that is a 15-91. You know it's a 15 because the tension is on the face plate. You know it's a 91 because it has a potted motor (it has direct drive without a belt).

That's a nice example. It appears to be in great shape.

I have a Canadian model, as well as one made in the USA that belonged to my mother.

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Old 06-25-2018, 06:49 PM
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Thank you so much!!!
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Minor correction... centennial model. Welcome to the board.
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The medallion looks black, not blue like a centennial would be. The black medallions came just after the centennial ones so that would make your machine 1952 or later.

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Thank you, Cari and leonf! Well, the seller initially said it works but then said she doesn't have the pedal and doesn't know if it works.
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The 15s could be purchased in a cabinet with knee control. The pedal may be mounted in a slide in bracket up on the right inside of the cabinet. The pedal can be removed from the bracket for using on the floor.
If the handwheel turns, it will run again.
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Originally Posted by WIChix
The 15s could be purchased in a cabinet with knee control. The pedal may be mounted in a slide in bracket up on the right inside of the cabinet. The pedal can be removed from the bracket for using on the floor.
If the handwheel turns, it will run again.
I will have to look and see if there is a knee control. Thank you for the suggestion. i didn't see one by looking at the pictures.

So if the handwheel turns then the motor is still sound? I know it means that it's not frozen up, but I wasn't sure if that guarantees that the motor works. Thanks!
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Knee controls rarely show up in the pics. one has to get low to shoot it.

alas, a turning handwheel gives hope, but not a guarantee about the motor. It still could need brushes, have broken wires, etc.
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Leon, thanks for clarifying.
Timing could be off, as well. These old machines have a lot to offer, and the one in your photo appears gently used.
The knee lever is hinged, and it is often tucked up when not in use.
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