Restored Vintage Kenmore 153.270 Commander Sewing Machine, made in Japapn by Riccar

Vintage Kenmore 153.270 Commander Sewing Machine, made in Japan by Riccar

What a Beautiful Sewing Machine! This Kenmore machine was made in Japan by Riccar and you'll find that name embossed all over the underside. With it's lovely cream and red pin striping over the glossy black finish, and the sparkling chrome and stainless, it's an elegant and refined treasure.

Vintage Kenmore 153.270 Commander Sewing Machine, made in Japan by Riccar

Clean. Very clean! It's been cleaned from the very insides to it's lovely finish. The sticky parts have come out and gone into an alcohol bath to wash away the old, varnished oil and dirt, and the grime has been teased out of the controls and knobs. The parts have been polished and then oiled with our special blend of quality oils to make this fine piece of precision machinery run light and free again.

Vintage Kenmore 153.270 Commander Sewing Machine, made in Japan by Riccar

But....beauty is only the smallest aspect of this exquisite Japanese sewing machine. It would just be another decoration if that were all it could be.

This is a powerful, hard-driving stitcher that will sew through multiple layers of heavy material and leather. From light lingerie to tough logger jeans, and from little dresses to nylon straps, this working machine will sew everything in your sewing basket.

Vintage Kenmore 153.270 Commander Sewing Machine, made in Japan by Riccar

It uses standard needles and standard class 15 bobbins, available everywhere, and it has great features like an easy, bed-mounted feed drop control and instant-release presser foot adjuster for darning, embroidery, and all sorts of free-motion sewing.

Vintage Kenmore 153.270 Commander Sewing Machine, made in Japan by Riccar

Plus...It's just come off the restoration bench and it's running and sewing like a dream!

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.

You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new, at any price.

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power. The mains shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be. We're not in a hurry.

And we don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine.

Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:

If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

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