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Old 03-09-2018, 10:53 AM
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I was another one of those who said."no more machines"
Right up until I saw this:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...505750631.html

This is so unusual, that I am tempted. But I don't think I can do much work on it on my own.
Has anyone here seen or owned a Kenmore like this?
Any thoughts?
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:15 AM
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I have never seen one like that either, but if i was in a reasonable distance I'd be tempted myself! Very interesting!
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:13 PM
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I saw a picture of this model once before, but I've never seen one in person before. It's a really cool looking machine!

I looked up the manufacturer code, and it was made by Necchi, which makes sense since it says Made in Italy. I don't know anything else, but I would be tempted to buy it just to play with. If the price is right, you can resell it after playing with it if you decide not to keep it.
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i never seen one like that, it is unusual wonder how well you can see what your sewing under the foot
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Originally Posted by mindless
This is so unusual, that I am tempted. But I don't think I can do much work on it on my own.
Has anyone here seen or owned a Kenmore like this?
Any thoughts?
Joe Miller had one but couldn't get it working Warning: Not Vintage, but the Weird Machine has arrived. I haven't reread it all. I did read the last page about the bobbins, and I'm fairly certain that the "L" bobbins will not work in this machine. I did quite a bit of research on this machine as I found the Necchi version of it. I haven't done much with the 'Logica' but is a neat looking machine and does do monograms.

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i never seen one like that, it is unusual wonder how well you can see what your sewing under the foot
Actually, I think it is better than some as the needle is so close to the front edge of the machine. Some of the other plastic wonders are so large and the needle is in the center of the bed, those are hard to see what is happening at the needle.

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Thanks for the info, Jennifer and Janey. The ad said Kenmore, but I wondered about that.
And I did not know that it would monogram. That's pretty great.
Hmmmm. At least it does turn on. But it is or was a loaner....probably took some abuse....it's about 100 miles more or less round trip. Hmmmm. If I stall a little more, I won't have to decide.
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The Necchi Logica and the Kenmore Sensor Sew are the exact same machine. There were two models of the machine badged under both names. Necchi came up the idea for the machine but couldn't produce it so Sears backed it and sold it under their Kenmore badge. It was a flop.

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Originally Posted by mindless
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Any thoughts?
Some more thoughts, besides the bobbins being unique - I didn't se any of the attachments or bobbins.

It says it works well, but doesn't show any samples.

It looks like the bobbin cover is skewed and not closed like I think it should be.

Actually, there were two versions of both the Kenmore and the Necchi. That Kenmore just has the on/off switch next to the key pad. The other version has a slow to fast slider and a "needle position selector." The Necchi also has a couple of keys that are dual purpose. One is the "+" on the Kenmore lets you sew two designs alternately. I'm not exactly sure but the Necchi has +\M and can program up to 15 programs if pressed before "OK" or if after "OK" it memorizes the program or summed programs. The other is the with the back tack key only on the Kenmore, but on the Necchi it will back tack if pressed after a straight stitch, but if pressed after a program it will "mirror image."

Joe mentions in his thread something about the width of the stitches which would include the alpha/numeric stitches. I just checked the little sample I did and it looks like 1/4".

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That is a very different looking machine. At that price, I would have to go look at it and probably buy it. Then I would have to find a place for it in my home. Between fabric and sewing machines I am fast running out of space. Guess, I will have to add onto the sewing room.
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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench
Actually, there were two versions of both the Kenmore and the Necchi.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
That's what I said. There were two versions of the machine, each version was sold under both the Necchi and the Kenmore name. This machine has been talked about on various groups several times over the years. There is, or was years ago, someone who had all 4 machines.

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