Dating your old kenmore sewing machine
My flat screen TV usually lives on top of the Singer cabinet, so I look at it every day.Perhaps someday I'll refurbish it, and when that happens, it will be important to know a little more about the machine.Many of them were based on a Singer class 15 machine, and are commonly known as "Singer Clones" - read a bit more about them here. If your sewing machine looks a lot like these machines but has an off brand name, chances are you have a generic or clone machine.
The problem is we can't find the box with the feet or the instruction manual. Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age.The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.Here's an article listing the Top 5 Best Vintage Singer Models, and many people who collect and sew with vintage Singer machines do love and seek out these particular models.There were a small handful of manufacturers who made "generic" machines in the mid 20th Century (like the Morse pictured above).