After World War II, Kenmore was being supplied by The White Sewing Machine Company, who contracted with Pfaff, in Germany, to build these great Kenmores. This one is marked, "Made in Western Germany".
This is an amazing machine, fast and at least as powerful as a Pfaff 130. Operating this machine felt like driving a diesel locomotive! With a strong enough needle, I think it would sew tin cans!
Check out the video I made for this machine to get a feel for what a great machine it is.
I hand-delivered this machine and it's cabinet, from the Coast Range of Oregon to Seattle, WA.
The cabinet was built as sturdily as the machine, with a powerful lifting spring, to assist in raising this heavy machine.