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    This is a craigslist find. Will not have a chance to test or clean until the weekend. Don't know what year it is.
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    Loks like you got a beauty. Enjoy.

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    Likely mid-1970's. They are indestructible and dependable. I still have mine from 1976, though I haven't used it in a while.

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    Looks so clean an new like.....good find!

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    Looks great. Hope to see your creations using this machine (smile). Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    congrats on your new acquisition

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    Love, love, love the vintage machines. You will love sewing on it.

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    I still have my mom's old Kenmore. Works great! Skips a stitch once in awhile, but is quite a workhorse of a machine. Sews faster than my computerized machine.

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    Book design is same as my Kenmore model #1703 that I purchased in 1974 or 75. It's still working, but so heavy that I bought me a Brother 6000i to use for my quilting. I do pull out the Kenmore if I need to do heavy sewing or applique using the satin stitch (still haven't figured that out on the Brother.)

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    Yes, it looks loke a mid 70's machine. I have a 1983 and its a workhorse!

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    I have the same book. I got it for graduation in 1975.
    My machine is a little different. It is a work horse.

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    Appears to be in great condition. The cabinet is lovely. Hope it runs as well as it looks and you'll have an excellent machine.

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    Looks nice

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    Beautiful machine, I also have an old Kenmore Ultra Stitch 6..It's my back up for when my Viking decides not to work. I got mind at a yardsale about 14 years ago for $30.

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    I am still using the kenmore I saved to buy back in 1983!

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    I have a 1947 Kenmore which was my primary machine until I got a 1947 Featherweight.

    Recently I pulled a thread and dislodged the wire in the tension regulator, so it is not working at all. I used to haul it to class, and everyone loved to hear it purr.

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    Looks very similar to one I had. Gave it to DD. I really liked that machine.

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    It is a Model 1320.

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    Sewfine, I have a similar buttonholer on mine. I was going to post a picture, but I will do it later today after I clean off some of the gummy tape residue that is stuck on the bed. LOL Maybe we Kenmore owners can find a source for some parts. I have some attachments for various things that are in two parts, foot and fastener. Somehow I lost the fastener making the many feet useless! I went to Sears looking for help, but they don't keep vintage stock. Kitty

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    Quote Originally Posted by KastleKitty
    Sewfine, I have a similar buttonholer on mine. I was going to post a picture, but I will do it later today after I clean off some of the gummy tape residue that is stuck on the bed. LOL Maybe we Kenmore owners can find a source for some parts. I have some attachments for various things that are in two parts, foot and fastener. Somehow I lost the fastener making the many feet useless! I went to Sears looking for help, but they don't keep vintage stock. Kitty
    I can do a research when I get off this evening for a nice inexpensive place to buy parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine
    Quote Originally Posted by KastleKitty
    Sewfine, I have a similar buttonholer on mine. I was going to post a picture, but I will do it later today after I clean off some of the gummy tape residue that is stuck on the bed. LOL Maybe we Kenmore owners can find a source for some parts. I have some attachments for various things that are in two parts, foot and fastener. Somehow I lost the fastener making the many feet useless! I went to Sears looking for help, but they don't keep vintage stock. Kitty
    I can do a research when I get off this evening for a nice inexpensive place to buy parts.
    I was given a Kenmore model 158-15160 recently and am so interested in finding out all I can about it and where to buy cams and accessories. Your help would be wonderful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine
    Quote Originally Posted by KastleKitty
    Sewfine, I have a similar buttonholer on mine. I was going to post a picture, but I will do it later today after I clean off some of the gummy tape residue that is stuck on the bed. LOL Maybe we Kenmore owners can find a source for some parts. I have some attachments for various things that are in two parts, foot and fastener. Somehow I lost the fastener making the many feet useless! I went to Sears looking for help, but they don't keep vintage stock. Kitty
    I can do a research when I get off this evening for a nice inexpensive place to buy parts.
    It would be wonderful to find an address or two and then post it here, plus under a different heading where other Kenmore owners can easily find it too! Maybe under Offline Events, Announcements, Discussions??? Doesn't quite look like there is a listing for general machine information. Maybe "Machine Help and Upkeep." That would be a helpful section! ...............there goes my obsession with sorting things again! LOL Kitty

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    I recently had one repaired that my mom had and put away. It sews great. Better than my new Baby lock.
    These older machines are geat warriors. Have fun..

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    Looks nice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine View Post
    This is a craigslist find. Have not have a chance to test or clean until the weekend. Don't know what year it is.
    I have this same machine, bought in 1972 and it is a workhorse. You will love the buttonhole maker, it makes perfect buttonholes everytime. I have an Ellimisso, Bernina, Jamone Jem, Featherweight and this is the machine I always make my buttonholes on. Have fun, Anne

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