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Thread: Kenmore 95 1948. Is this a goodie but oldie??

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    Does anyone have any knowledge about the 1948 kenmores. Model 117 959? Just got a call. She's selling her mothers old machine with maple cabinet for 180.00. She says it's in mint condition. Isn't that alot for a kenmore?? Or should I wait and get a diff brand?

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    I don't collect old machines, but that sounds like a lot. Many of the people here have gotten machines this age for around $50 or less through Craigs List etc. You can always 'gently' make an offer of less.

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    I have about 8 old kenmore and singers, and i have not paid more than $5. for any of them, these are all portables tho, not in cabinets. Kenmores were great machines.

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    Wow 5.00 in mint condition? I want something inside a cabinet. She said both the machine and cabInet were mint. I got this off of craigslist.

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    My suggestion would be to go look at it and see if you like it. As far as price, just depends on what one is willing to pay. My mom had a Kenmore she bought new in 1952. What a workhorse. Good luck what ever you decide.

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    She is asking way to much.

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    How much is it worth?

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    I think that to high I see singer feather weights for that or less

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    How much is it worth to you is the question. But, if it were me I'd offer $30 if it's a mint machine and cabinet and keep looking if she doesn't take it. There are a ton of older machines on the market.

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    Ok I doubt she go that low. I will keep looking

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    are you going to buy it???

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    not for 180.

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    I think thats way too high too. I just passed on a beautiful white in a great cabnit for 30.00. I couldnt have gotten it in the truck alone and it was raining. I was in great condition though. Keep looking, you'll find something cheaper!

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    Call the lady and tell her it is too rich for your blood, make an offer and give her your #. She may find that it is not in high demand like the featherweight and you may get it anyway at a reasonable price!

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    I called her. She thinks 180 is a fair price.

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    I got an older Kenmore in a cabinet at the Goodwill Outlet store for $10. It runs great! She's asking WAY too much money.

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    Sounds kinda high....whereas i saw a beautiful 60's model Singer with a huge cabinet and lots, lots, lots of notions, bobbins, patterns, laces, etc for $50. And no i didn't buy it....it wouldn't fit in my car!!

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    She can keep it!

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    A featherweight and this machine would not be equal. You would have a mint sewing machine and maple cabinet. If they are truly mint, I would buy it. I haven't seen any $5.00 machines on here and would be very leary if I was told that. Best thing is to go see it and if it is true, I would buy it. I wouldn't want a old looking thing setting in my home, mint condition, yes. You can't really make a good decision without seeing it. Just my opinion.

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    It sure seems high to me.

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    Funny coincidence, some one in the Houston area CL is advertising an old Kenmore in a maple cabinet for #175
    http://houston.craigslist.org/art/1790371744.html

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    well I dont know what a mint vintage looks like, I need to do some research and find out what I want first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgray
    Funny coincidence, some one in the Houston area CL is advertising an old Kenmore in a maple cabinet for #175
    http://houston.craigslist.org/art/1790371744.html
    LOL yea that is a coincidence! I dont like that table, needs finishing.

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