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photo Sewing Machine Review 8/21/14 4:57 PM
Singer - 1525
got it at a yard sale and I understand why it was only $5. It has 7 stitches as well as a 3 step buttonhole. The stitch length and width are adjustable, which is a plus. It is a free arm and that works easily. There is a large knob under the wheel to change the stitches. The needle has 3 positions... more...
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...
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...
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...
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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Am a retired clinical therapist with an MSW. I started my sewing career in a small neighborhood sewing factory. We made shirts, on treadle machines, and it was piece work. I sewed the left cuff on... more

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