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Old 08-31-2021, 12:54 PM
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I usually do not post about new machines until they're cleaned up and ready to go, but I found these (3hr round trip and $35 total) and was pretty excited.

The Kenmore is a 117-813, aluminum bodied full size machine, in a carry case. It will need a thorough cleaning, including the motor (with grease cups). I had a 117-812 which looked just like it, I wish I had it still to compare side by side with this 813. This came with a box of attachments and extra bobbins as well.

The Free Westinghouse is a 3/4 size VS machine in a carry case with a direct drive motor and a an "extra" pulley to run a belt to the bobbin winder. It is very similar to Leon's machine over here (except the name)

And the threading including leaf tension and thread control on the face plate is the same as the National Type 5 I had

which makes me wonder if National made these machines. The shuttle was included, I wouldn't have purchased it otherwise. The carry case is in decent shape also.
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Old 08-31-2021, 02:55 PM
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Nice looking machines!
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:30 AM
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Great find! I am so confident that you will have them both cleaned up and running before you know it.
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:41 AM
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yes, they both look bit familiar.

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Old 09-01-2021, 05:43 AM
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both pics were dirty... oh well. have fun with them
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