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Thread: Sears Kenmore model 1880

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    Member tammystitches's Avatar
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    I have a friend who is being offered a free Sears Kenmore Model 1880 Dual-Sew machine. She wants to know if it is a machine she should accept. I told her yes, but she wants an answer from someone who knows more about machines than I do. She said she is only interested in blind-hemming with the machine. Thanks much for your responses!

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    Pm Lotsn51. Billy's the resident vintage machine expert.

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    Thanks much for the suggestion to PM Billy at Lotsn51. Am getting the message user not found when I try sending a PM. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks again for the help.

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    Lostn51. You can also find him in the 'Vintage Sewing Machine Shop' thread. Just use the search box.

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    The 1880 was made in 1977 and it has free-arm capability, uses cams to create decorative and utility stitches, and it takes a 15X1 needle and a class 15 bobbin. (The blind hem may be built in and not need a cam)

    I would accept it in a minute. :) A little cleaning up and perhaps replacement of the belt and it could sew for another 50 years.

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    A free machine, is an acceptable machine:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    A free machine, is an acceptable machine:>
    AMEN!!

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    Thank you everyone for the replies!

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    I started out with a Sears of that vintage - what a workhorse! I'm jealous!

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    I agree if it is free take it, if buy it waste time.
    My grandmothr always said that

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