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Jim/Steelsewing

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It's a pretty little 15 clone...but it doesn't have any of those tell-tale signs. No "JA" or "JC" and the only thing stamped in the base is an "H-3" underneath the shafts in the casting.
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The "Precision Built" screams of Japanese origin...but I'm stumped as to who may have been responsible.
Reminds me greatly of a similar Kenmore, and/or one particular Simpson's 15 clone.

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The motor is a labelled "Universal" and that doesn't help much...
Even the serial number is a plain 5 digit number on the front under the lip.

Any thoughts or idea would be appreciated.



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Just a common 1950s clone. Everything about it is basically generic so without identifiers there's no way to know who built it.

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Very few of these #15 clones had JA/JC or any other identifying marks on them whatsoever. Once in a while you'll run across an exception, but they're uncommon.
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If it works good, be happy and use it.
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The owner of the machine got hold of me through one of the estate sales people - they know me by name, lol. Anywho, she wanted to know what she could about the machine before re-homing it. I've done the best I can do thanks to everyone's help. She knows what it is, about when it was made, and has used the machine herself, and I gave the 'probable' market value here in the lovely southeastern Pennsyltukey area. Many thanks to all of you. It's up to her now, and if she can't find it a good home... she'll let me know. (So much better than another one on the curb!)
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Unless she's very lucky and runs into the "right" buyer, its worth $25 tops - maybe less because most people don't want tables.
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Jim, What is southeastern Pennsyltukey… I understand Pennsyl, but not tukey. I lived in NW N.J. so familiar with many areas in PA, but missed that one!
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Both Pennsyltukey and Pennsylvanistan are nearly interchangeable. The people are mostly the same except in accent.

See, the state of Pennsylvania is unofficially broken up into five distinct cultural/geographic areas. There's Westurban, where yins live. Easturban where KantaffordNewyorks live, the northern rural section called Pennsylvanistan, and 'closer to the Mason Dixon line' southern rural section of Pennsyltukey, and then finally the fifth and last area: Amish.

The state flower of Pennsylvania is the Mountain Laurel, which you are not permitted to dig up and relocate or otherwise disturb in its natural habitat... which may sound restrictive but West Virginia's state flower is the Rhododendron, which is (depending on variety) very difficult if not impossible to tell from the Mountain Laurel. In West Virginia, it's against the law to other wise disturb a Rhododendron in its natural environment, which works out well, and has created millions in interstate trade of Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron. The states motto is Furnulum pani nolo which means: I don't wanna a toaster... and contrary to most encyclopedia entries, the state bird of Pennsylvania is not a hand signal, That's New York. [biggrin]


*most wanted person in Pennsylvania: anyone that can play football, catch a football, throw a football, or coach football players. Apply at Heinz field: Do NOT bring your own helmet...

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Thank you Jim. I lived near the northern rural section called Pennsylvanistan. Although I love the Smoky Mountains of TN, I miss the Delaware Water Gap, Bethlehem and New Hope areas.
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