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Old sewing machine drop in cherry cabinet

Like brand new don't know what to do with it it's so old i wanted to know the year it aws made

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  • kenmorerere Jun 01, 2008

    wanted to know year it was made model no. 117.581

  • kenmorerere Jun 01, 2008

    tried to send picture, but it would not work



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Kemore, Europro and New Home are made by Janome (who also now own Elna), so if you contact the Janome HQ in your country, they may be able to assist......

....try and speak to one of the older technicians for a better chance , and if you can take a photo, that would probably be helpful......

...thing is, not all models of all brands, indeed variants of brands, are issued globally, or if they were, may have had a different name or casing in UK, Europe, US, Australasia etc..

...most of the questions in this forum come from the USA, and it is often forgotten that there actually is a larger world out there !!

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    Hassy Jun 01, 2008

    Just above where you write comments are several icons, a Globe...a Tree... YouTube etc.

    Select the Tree and a dialogue box opens to browse to the location of the image you wish to attach, just make sure the image is smaller than 150KB, or it will be rejected by the system.

    If that fails, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at, and I shall see what I can find out.....although am Australian based Janome dealer, & Kenmore was not a brand we have had here to my limited knowledge, so a USA contact would probably have more and broader resources (there are only 20mill people in Oz, so a tiny market really, smaller than California !!)



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