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Thread: Kangaroo Sewing Machine Co

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    Kangaroo Sewing Machine Co

    I just purchased a handcrank sewing machine made by the Kangaroo Sewing Machine Co but I can't find any information on her. I would appreciate any help finding a new manual. The one that you see is all stuck together. I can't turn all the pages because they will tear. Only a few pages work. She does us a standard round bobbin - no shuttles. Enjoy looking at her. She is a beauty! and she just purrs when I turn her handle to sew. She is so smooth. The tag said $95 but I got her for $75. The man said his sister in law was a missionary who bought this in Belize. She even used it on a sail boat. I do not know how old she is. Wish she could talk and tell us some stories.
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    Wow-That is one beautiful machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    Wow-That is one beautiful machine!

    Ditto!

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    amen to that...
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    Machine is wonderful! Instruction book looks like it went overboard :-(.

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    Lovely! The decals remind me of the Singer decals on machines made for India- I wonder if it's a clone or actually made by Singer?

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    This looks very much like the one that I purchased. After a lot of research, I found out that mine was made by Singer but it is reproduction 15 clone. It is a hand crank too as there is still a market in some countries for machines that can stitch without electricity. I am still looking for a manual too.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Is there a JA number embossed on the dark underside? I see it is a Deluxe machine. Made in Japan? Perhaps. If I had seen it it would have hopped right home with me. I can always make room for a machine in a case.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Dairy Farmwife,

    That is a recently made HA-1 / 15 clone. Perhaps India or China. It's a close copy of the Singer Mdl 15 with some embelishments.
    You can get generic manuals for it at Sew-Classic and other places. They are very simple machines.

    Here is a link to Singer of India and some of the machines they make:
    { http://www.singerindia.net/Straight_Stich.aspx?id=1 }
    You can see they are clearly marked "Singer". That is why I do not believe the Kangaroo you have is a Singer.


    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Ditto!
    ditto the ditto! what a beauty

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    She has a sticker underneath but it is covered by black ink. My son and I used a magnifying glass and flashlight. We got TC 089236.
    Any clues anyone!?!?
    I appreciate the help. I knew I could count on you wonderful people for help! A huge thanks!

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    Thank you Joe for your help. I will visit their site. I didn't see anything in the manual about the switch on the front that you can select embroi/silk/norm.
    Any clues how to use that?
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    Wondering if there might be away to unstick the pages without ruining them? I'
    m sure there must be away to restore old books. Love the Kangaroo, what a nice interesting find there!

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    That is one of the prettiest machines I have ever seen,

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    I'd be hopping for joy!

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    What a beauty.

    Quilting is my therapy

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    If you never find out its origin, you still have one unique beautiful machine with a huge interest factor.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dairy Farmwife View Post
    I didn't see anything in the manual about the switch on the front that you can select embroi/silk/norm.
    Any clues how to use that?
    The knob pictured in your 5th picture raises and lowers the feed dogs. Norm is for regular sewing, Silk is for finer fabrics and Darn lowers the feed dogs so you can move the fabric by hand.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I'd suggest contacting Sew Classic to see if she can help you find a manual.

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    Looks like my 15-91 Clone from Singer. Go to the Ismacs.net site and download a free manual. The only thing mine does not have is the silver dial next to the thread holder spindle. Mine is electric but I put a hand crank on it so it could go camping with me.

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    I do not know who made it- but I love it. Where did you find it?

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    Try this link for Bill Holman's manual for the HA-1 class 15 straight stitch sewing machine. The Singer 15-88 through 15-91 has a different bobbin case as 'finger' on it points to the 11:00 position. The HA-1 has a 'finger' on the bobbin case that points to the 1:00 position. However, the manuals are mostly the same.

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ion-manual.pdf

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    You are the lucky one.............calla. It is nice I never heard of that one will look to the other posts

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    I LOVE the looks of your machine!!!!! I am not normally a jealous person----but tonight I am a lovely shade of green.

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