Kenmore De Luxe Rotary sewing machine
We believe that engineers who designed the F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft "The Black Jet" during the 1970s obtained their inspiration from studying the light on this Kenmore. What convinces us of this fact even more is that the machine's model number is 117-551. Coincidence or what?
It has grey crinkle finish (which also resembles the F-117) and we haven't found a good way to clean it. We also haven't had time to actually use this machine so therefore we can't say anything about how it sews. It's just that we have others that have better touchy-feely which we use.
The Kenmore motor drives the handwheel without the use of belts. If we ever decide to use this machine, we will have to first replace the rubber tire on the motor.
There appears to be little difference between this Kenmore and our White De Luxe Rotary machine except the shape of the arm. We suspect they were made by the White company--with a few cosmetic changes--for Sears & Roebuck.