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J Miller

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Am watching an auction for a Kenmore Mdl 15A.    It is a 15 Clone in the truest state of the word ... it's made in the USA.    Looks like a Singer 15-88 I think.   

My question is who other than Singer was making Singer style 15s in the USA?
This is the first one I've seen.

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Wow! It does say that.  This is where my pessimism kicks in.  I wonder if it's true? 
If you get it will you check the bottom for JA numbers?  I saw it, noted it as interesting due to it being a Kenmore but didn't read the sticker the first time.  I'm also curious as to whether there's a Kenmore model# tag on it and who the supplier is.

I would be willing to bet it was bought in by White while they still had the contract with Sears but were no longer making their own machines.  Since White is USA based, Kenmore might have been able to get away with the "Made in USA" label since it came from a USA supplier. 
Just a wild guess on my part.  It would still be an interesting machine from a time when there were a lot of changes happening in the industry.
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I shouldn't, but I'm gonna try for it.   Should I get it, yes I will check it all over for any manufactures marks.   I'm thinking of putting a spoked hand wheel on it and putting it in a treadle cabinet.   That would be a bit different.

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Not caring what the sticker/label says, I say this is a Japanese machine. Look at this one.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caris_stuff/5982953332/in/album-72157623754404505/

Notice any similarities? You should still get it Joe.

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I think I have a New Home clone US made. It is a fantastic machine turns better than anything. Needs new wires. It came in a bentwood case. Parts don't interchange with Singer.
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