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Domestic Rotary Sewing Machine...is this an antique
Model either 151 or 161 (not sure)
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Date: 4/20/09 9:32 PM

Ok, I just got in contact with my brother to find out about the 3rd sewing machine my late aunt owned. It is a Domestic Rotary sewing machine.

Would this machine be considered an antique? Should I switch/trade this for the Janome?

The owner of the Janome dealership states the Janome 539 I have from my aunt was the bottom of the barrel back in 1975. Well, I understand that but it sews pretty good to me. I thought it was a pretty solid sewing machine even if it was cheap back then. He wants me to bring in the Singer and Janome to have a look if it's worth servicing them.

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Date: 4/21/09 0:53 AM

Don't trade the Janome for it. There is a good picture on this eBay listing for the manual:

Domestic Rotary
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Date: 4/21/09 7:05 AM

Thanks Karen. I think the model she has is 151 or 161. My brother is not sure. I think this may be the manual here Domestic Rotary 151
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Date: 4/21/09 12:54 PM

But the Janome that was the bottom of the barrel in 1975 is probably a better quality machine than some that are being produced today. If you like that Janome, keep it!
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In reply to Joanne77

Date: 4/21/09 3:30 PM

You know, that's what I was thinking also. She really runs well.

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