That name is so cheesy, I wasn't entirely sure I could use it. But, the longer I've thought of this machine as Ken, the more comfortable I've gotten with it. All my other machines are named for women; Evelyn, Elizabeth, Katherine, Jenny, Eunice, Mary, etc. And, there's a reason for each one. Evelyn's original owner was named Evelyn and she had stuck little stickers all over...on every piece...that had her name. Elizabeth was named after a great manager at the LQS...don't know why, but she was. Katherine is my Mom's middle name and the serger she gave me is named after her. Jenny is the treadle and is named after Rob's grandmother, who sewed on a treadle. Mary is the 15-91 that my Mom and Grandmother bought together, but that lived at my Grandmother's house.
But. this machine was purchased because I liked the masculine lines. So, it's appropriate that it have a masculine name. And, Ken Moore is perfect.
A couple of words about Ken. I am surprised that this machine was marketed to women. There is just nothing frilly about it. No curves or filligree or fancy anything that would have been used as a marketing device in the 50's. It's all flat planes and straight lines and power. Lots and lots of power. Enough power that even an experienced sewist like me is a bit intimidated. He still has a slow start until he warms up. I just haven't found that sweet spot that needs a bit of lubrication. But, I'll get oil to it eventually.
He's a straight line machine, with forward a reverse. He uses Griest feet and I have a whole set.
Even his cabinet is Georgian and kind of masculine. Masculine enough anyway. This is his original cabinet and bears the Kenmore seal in the inside.
This is the kind of machine that collectors collect for. Unusual. And, I don't see a lot of them out there. So, if you get a chance to obtain your own Ken Moore, I'd recommend doing so. He's a heck of a machine.
Okay, that's all for me today. Take care and have a great Tuesday. Lane