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I just got a vintage Kenmore SM. Can you please help?

I just got a vintage Kenmore SM. Can you please help?

Old 09-16-2018, 01:09 PM
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I just bought a Kenmore 158.1774 sewing machine. It is in a wooden table. I would like to know more about it. I hear itís rare and from 1974. But, Iíd love to ask you all. Any information is greatly appreciated. I have pictures but I donít know how to upload them?
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:47 PM
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Here is some help for you. I now have my mom's sewing machine and it still works great and it was given me to 7 years ago. https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ke...ine-parts.aspx
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try this link and scroll down to the manual for 3 different models158.1774_158.17740_151.17741 there is a picture with a yellow backround pdf file for $5.95 i love my kenmores had one given to me a couple years ago and i went to that site and bought the manual $5.95 was worth it weight in gold to me.hope this helps enjoy your kenmore i bought my first kenmore back in 1972 and she is still going strong.
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try this link and scroll down to the manual for 3 different models158.1774_158.17740_151.17741 there is a picture with a yellow backround pdf file for $5.95 i love my kenmores had one given to me a couple years ago and i went to that site and bought the manual $5.95 was worth it weight in gold to me.hope this helps enjoy your kenmore i bought my first kenmore back in 1972 and she is still going strong.
http://www.kenmoresewingmanuals.com/...manuals_3.html
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:45 PM
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When someone tells you a sewing machine is rare, it's usually because they don't realize how well these things used to be made, or how many thousands were produced. These older machines are great to sew on, and they will probably last another 50 years or more.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:23 PM
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Thank you so much!
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Welcome to this board.
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Welcome to the Quilting Board!

The old Kenmore machines are great, but I just have to say, its rare to find a rare machine! It always makes me chuckle and want to contact sellers on Craigslist when they try to sell a vintage machine as 'rare' when there are half a dozen of that model available on CL in that area, just to enlighten them.
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Originally Posted by jennifersword View Post
I have pictures but I don’t know how to upload them?
These help threads are located in the QB Help Center, which is located on the bottom of the main page. You might check it out, there are probably other threads you might find helpful.

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I have a vintage Kenmore 158 but not the same model as yours. They are workhorses. I bought mine in 1974 or 75. It sews better than my much newer Brother EX660. The Kenmore will sew through heavy layers much better than the new electronic machines.
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