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Thread: Hey Machine Experts! :)

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    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
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    I walked right past it....hubby is the one that nudged me and pointed her out. It was sitting there, enclosed in the cabinet that was covered with various nic nacs and "junk" for sale. We cleared the top of the cabinet, pulled her up, and there she was...this beautiful "looks like new" Kenmore! Any ideas of when she was born? She's model #158 840 Serial #005210

    Lots of feet with her, but her cams are missing...paid a whopping $15 for her...

    Haven't named her yet....any suggestions? :)

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    I can't answer your question about the age, but here's a link to a manual and parts. Maybe you can find out more from there. http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owne...y=Kenmore+1500

    The machine is beautiful!

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    Thanks Katie!! I'm printing off the manual right now! :)

    Doesn't look like there are many parts available for her...~sigh~

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    There may be some online places for parts. Is there any in particular you think it needs? I can look at my links and see if any mention your model number.

    You can also check locally for a repair person. I've got a great one near me. Very experienced and reasonable.

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    Here are a couple of links for parts:

    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=158840&pathTaken=partSearch

    http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/partslist.html

    Hope they are helpful! :)

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    I'm going to guess late 50's. My friend has one that is almost exactly the same. White used to make Kenmores up until about 1956 and then they found a Japanese company to make them...I think this may be one of those models.

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    She's a beauty, very classic. Looks like a Bobbie to me, no idea why.

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    And she works ? :mrgreen: SCORE :thumbup:

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    Ah yes! And she's as quiet as my Janome! I'm jazzed!!

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    http://www.sewingmachineparts.net/pricelist.html
    This guy in Dunlop, Il. has lots of old machine parts if you need some.

    Couldn't find the year. The listing only went up to the 158 5-- series and that was mid 60's

    She looks like a Esther to me--a real work horse. We had a neighbor when I was growing up named that, she was a nice lady but worked from morning till night.

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