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Sewing Machine Review 3/17/14 6:23 PM
Other - Countess
All steel both in and out, made in Japan, around 63 or 64. . Can't find out who made it, but it looks a lot like a Brother. It is white with a dark red top and lots of chrome. A .75 amp motor which can be raised and lowered as the belt stretches. Has 6 stitches, including stretch, blind hemmer, str...more...
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Sewing Machine Review 3/6/14 6:19 PM
Other - Dial & Sew
Dial & Sew made in Japan by Koyo Machine Industries in Osaka, Japan. Sold byTri-cycle Series Co. out of St. Louis, MO. I could not find any information about the company, when it started and when it stopped selling sewing machines. This is the machine that I was ranting about in my WD-40 rant. I wa...more...
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Sewing Machine Review 3/3/14 7:39 AM
Other - Golden Shield
Full name is "Golden Shield powered by Hamilton Beach" Golden Shield was founded in 1959 in Long Island. They designed home appliances and outsourced the production to Japanese companies. The machine itself is a metallic bronze and a very sleek modern design. It has a Hamilton Beach motor but it d...more...
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Sewing Machine Review 2/26/14 5:46 PM
Kenmore - 158-12110
Light gray machine, all steel, made in Taiwan. It has a 1 amp motor that sews through everything without a hitch. It only has 2 stitches; straight and zigzag. Both the length and width are adjustable. There is a big dial on the lower front of the machine that regulates the length; from 6 to 24 stitc...more...
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Sewing Machine Review 12/17/13 6:06 PM
White - 221 N
It is a 3/4 size machine made in Taiwan and is called Quilter's Friend (More about that later). It has a .52 amp motor. It is all steel except for the top cover and 1 nylon gear inside. Standard bobbins and bobbin winder. The spool holder for the thread is metal and pushes into the machine when movi...more...
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