1954 Kenmore

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by , 07-26-2012 at 07:54 PM (599 Views)
I am looking for bobbins for a 1954 Kenmore sewing machine that I picked up at the Salvation Army store. It sews like a charm but it only came with one bobbin. I have the manuel and have tried several sewing repair shops here in the Denver area but no luck. I have tried the sears online store but they say they don't have any either. Does anyone own one of these machines. Model # is 120-491. Also known as model 49.
If so where can I find some of these bobbins? One gentleman told me the bobbin I had did not even belong to this machine. Hope someone can help. Only paid $24.00 for it. thank-you.
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  1. T-Anne's Avatar
    Did you try posting on the forum for Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts? They can probably help you out. Good find!
  2. heyjami's Avatar
    I copied this from another site. You can get Singer 221 bobbins from ebay in bulk and at many sewing machine stores (Singer 221 is the featherweight and so many people have them they keep supplies in stock for this vintage beauty).

    The bobbin for this machine is part number: 45785 and you can order it from: Sears Parts Direct .
    You could also get the bobbins for a Singer model 221 at a local Singer service center or fabric store and it is the same bobbin.

    If you don't have a manual you should either try to download one from a vintage group or buy one. Here's a site that has them for $10 to download:

    You'll need that info to thread it and it will confirm needle and bobbin size.

    I belong to a few vintage groups and they often offer the manuals for download for free (it's for Singers and a few others, you'll need to find a group for Kenmore vintage lovers).

    Here is some more info (unverified, I copied it from another site): is sears site for free downloads of kenmore manuals. Type in your serial number and see if your manual is there. If so, download it and it will tell you all you need to know to thread your machine. If it's not there, go to and check under Kenmore in their free threading charts. Your machine may be there or one that's similar enough for you to go by.

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