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So I picked up this baby for $30 dollars at a local value village when I thought my Kenmore had bitten the dust. Turns out I was just using a shoddy bobbin with a but on it the was almost invisible to the baked eye. So I found an old rusty one that worked perfectly. Lately I've sewn a bit of leather on my Kenmore but I'm worried I might tire the motor. So I. My online searching for a leather sewing machine I remembered I had a couple of old spares laying around that could possible do the trick. So my dilemma now is I don't know if I should be sewing leather on my imperial, or how to tell if its heavy duty enough... I can tell you right now, its heavy!!!!  I'll try to attach a photo of the machine, basically I am trying to figure out the model number so I can research more information... I will likely be sewing some leather chaps if this is a go!

Making Leather Bags

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Comment by Karen on February 10, 2015 at 3:40am

I also found this site which may have some useful general info about the machine for you;

Japanese Cast Iron Sewing Machines

Comment by Karen on February 10, 2015 at 3:16am

Hi Erin

Found this, in case you haven't come across it, enjoy. 

Stagecoach Road Sewing

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Comment by Erin Alison MacKay on February 9, 2015 at 6:25pm

yes I have actually, it seems it was nicotine stained so I am in the midst of cleaning it, still haven't found the model number, strange considering we now have the internet as reference! i can't even imagine trying to do this in the early 90's! lol

Comment by Karen on January 19, 2015 at 12:45pm

That baked eye sounds painful! LOL.  Good luck tracking down the model number, have you undone screws and had a look inside?


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