In the mid 1970s, this machine had a number of sewing innovations.
One of the top TV shows of 1976 was the action-packed "The Six Million Dollar Man." You might remember the theme line "We can rebuild him . . . better, faster, stronger."
In 1976, when Janome introduced the Model 813 (also called the Excel 813), they could have used the same line – at least the part about better, faster, stronger. This sturdy, all-metal machine featured innovations like having the first free arm on a Janome home machine. It also came with a built-in cam for decorative stitches and a buttonhole that only took two steps.
It had everything a sewist needed to make clothes just like "Charlie's Angels" (another top show in '76).
As a result of the machine's advanced bobbin system, Janome won a prestigious science and technology award in Japan. More than 35 years later, many 813s are still in use and it's become popular with collectors.
Today, the Janome that's at the cutting edge of sewing technology is the Horizon Memory Craft 12000 sewing, quilting, and embroidery machine. For embroidery size, quilting room, and quiet power, it's today's version of "better, faster, stronger." Try one out today at your local, authorized Janome dealer.
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