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My Kenmore 117.??? Know anything about them?

My Kenmore 117.??? Know anything about them?

Old 09-01-2015, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiptoeadventures View Post
I just found this thread after purchasing a sewing cabinet with a Kenmore de lux rotary model 117.551. The exact same as yours Caroline S. It's in fully functioning order with all the original stuff (manual eat) and the cabinet is in pristine condition. I was just wondering if you could tell me how I can learn to sew with it or where I can buy replacement parts like the needles???! Thanks so much!

I am trying desparetly to find a manual for this same machine, is there anywhere you could send me? I am trying to fig out if I have the bobbin done right and same with threading the machine. If there is anything you can do I would very much appreciate it.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:40 PM
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Your machine was made by White for Sears. All the White bobbin cases thread the same. You can search here for something like "White Bobbin Case". I know there are directions here.
I don't know if White made the same machines badged as White or not. They may have been made only for Sears.
You can try searching ISMACS. They have manuals for some machines available.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
I have a 117.551 that was my mother's that was mfg in 1939. It looks exactly like your machine. I also have the original manual that came with the machine. If you need a copy I can scan, print it and send it to you. PM if you need it.
Hello Caroline. I just get a Kenmore 117.551 on a yard sale for $50.00 and I'm really interest on the manual

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Old 09-15-2018, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by maricela View Post
Hello Caroline. I just get a Kenmore 117.551 on a yard sale for $50.00 and I'm really interest on the manual
Caroline hasn't been active here for a couple of years.

I didn't download again, but I think you can find a manual for your machine at https://www.singer.com/sites/default...-kenmore-x.pdf

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I have heard, but can't confirm that some of these are cast aluminum. Mine is steel.[ATTACH=CONFIG]601112[/ATTACH]

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Old 01-08-2022, 10:59 AM
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i have aquired a kenmore rotary deluxe and the number below the fly wheel is 55x 7963
wonder if anyone know the age of it and did it have a knee peddle?
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:26 PM
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well I have 2 maybe 3 of these machines to fix and re-home. One is in a cabinet and I'll check it but I'm sure it could be set up for a knee operation. I think one of them has a broken base and I'm saving for parts if you need anything. Think have two of the lovely rounded ones also
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A picture of the rounded one. I'm snowed out of the shop at the moment so can't get the model numbers but here is the picture I should have posted
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Originally Posted by joegyoung View Post
well I have 2 maybe 3 of these machines to fix and re-home. One is in a cabinet and I'll check it but I'm sure it could be set up for a knee operation. I think one of them has a broken base and I'm saving for parts if you need anything. Think have two of the lovely rounded ones also
Hello mine is not rounded but if you have a knee controller that I could purchase I would like to know the cost and price of shipping as I am in canada. my email is [email protected] hope to hear from you if you can help me.
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