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    here she is my pride n joy

    my pride and joy.......
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    and the paint isn't even wore off

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    I just cleaned and serviced two like that. Those are some NICE machines.

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    Congrats! She's a beauty!!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I have one!! Mine looks LOTS like yours, seems like my top dial is the 'fancy' one . . .?? I should know for sure, as much as I look at it, lol. it seems like mine is a little different. ??

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    Can you shoot a picture of the inside of the top - just above those two knobs?
    Here is what I am looking for:
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    Mine may be missing a part. It wants to only sew in reverse. The model number is 158.17550
    I'm not sure my picture is deep enough. I'm thinking there has to be some spring or part that pulls the machine back in to sew forward. OOPS I can see that yours is NOT the same. Mine has only two knobs. The reverse is in the middle of the top knob. It does not pop back into place. I am looking for a picture of the insides of that machine. I may make a new post about it. Anybody out there have one that works? Mine has has enough Tri-Flo that everything else works beautifully. Love the machine but it is a little hard to use when it only goes backwards.
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    I like the Japanese machines of that era. My mother was a home ec teacher in the '70s, and she ditched their unreliable Singer Touch & Swears and replaced them with all-metal Kenmores. She said they had one machine that took cams, and they all loved that machine. Later, she bought free-arm Kenmores. They were all great machines, too.

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    This was my first "bought for me" machine. We checked out the Singers and when my husband found out they were going to plastic gears, "nope" not going to happen. I sewed on it for 20 yrs and then gave it to a friend. It is still going strong!

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    I have my '76 Kenmore which looks to be the same model, and I'm picking up another for my sister's sewing group today. They are sturdy and dependable, and great for teaching sewing to folks who are intimidated by computerized machines. I still use mine- a wedding present from my parents. The machine lasted, the marriage croaked after 25 years. This machine is a real workhorse.

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    looks to be in great shape

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    Love the old machines.

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    Please tell me why you love that Kenmore so much. I have one and was thinking of selling it, and maybe you will change my mind.

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    I love those Kenmores - they are simple. They are sturdy enough to sew about anything. They have nice patterns and they have stretch stitches - they are easy to clean the bobbin if it knots up. There is a monogram maker. No computer to die. Lots and lots of attachments. Some of the pattern stitches can be changed so they do more than just one pattern. Maybe there is more joy than I know.
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    I have one just like yours.
    Have a blessed day.

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    Miriam, I will take a picture of my insides for you. Mine is a 158.17600 and it is much more beige. I call it my 'workhorse' . It is ridiculously heavy.

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    What a great looking machine. what is the attachment to the left? Not seen any thing like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    What a great looking machine. what is the attachment to the left? Not seen any thing like it.
    peace
    looks like it is a button hole maker - Sears has odd looking monogram and buttonholers.
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    You will love it.....

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    Miriam, it was a terribly busy day! I will do that for you first thing tomorrow! =))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    Miriam, it was a terribly busy day! I will do that for you first thing tomorrow! =))
    I hear you on that. My day got crazy, too. DGKs came over and made mudpies. DH was on the roof - he had it easy...
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    I have one similar to that I used for many years. It will go to one of my granddaughters.

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    Awesome machine. I purchased one a while back at a reasonable price of $35, I think with the table and all. Grandson did something to it and it locked up. Took it a machine repair that I knew nothing about and they told me it was unrepairable. Lately found out someone purchase a machine just like that from the same shop two months later. They are a work horse to me and sews beautifully.

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    Miriam, let's see if this works! this is from the front, looking down!Name:  my158gutsTop.jpg
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    Here is inside the one I have.
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    It is model number 158.17550
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