New To Me Sears Kenmore

Old 04-14-2018, 09:38 AM
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A fellow from church called and said I have three sewing machines you can have. No one is using them and none of the gals in the family are interested. So I drove over and picked them up. All just need to have the dust wiped off and some oil. All are in perfect shape. The Kenmore was his deceased wife's machine. That one really made my heart flutter. Don't know what year it is as only got them yesterday. I'll do some research. I love that it a pale shade of green. Look Very similar to my Singer 600 which I got in 1967 as a belated HS grad present.
The Singers are nice and will be easy to use.
Any one have one of these Kenmore's?
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by tuckyquilter
.... Don't know what year it is as only got them yesterday.....
Any one have one of these Kenmore's?
Nice lucky you.

How did you get the thimble to balance like that on the bobbin?????

I don't think I have one of those Kenmore's. I tried to read the model number, but couldn't. You can find the approximate year the Kenmore was made by checking http://www.searsarchives.com/history.../sewing_id.pdf It looks like it is a short shank, but can't tell if it is left homing or not.

You might want to push down on the pressure regulator down before you try to sew with it AMHIK

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Old 04-14-2018, 12:33 PM
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What are the numbers on the plate that is showing just under the ledge on the front? I have a few that look similar to this machine. Did you get any manuals along with your new treasures. Were there any accessories?
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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench
Nice lucky you.

How did you get the thimble to balance like that on the bobbin?????
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Janey, I believe the bobbin and the thimble are resting on a thread spool pin.
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Originally Posted by elnan
Janey, I believe the bobbin and the thimble are resting on a thread spool pin.
Thanks, had to look again. I see that now.

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What a score for you! Three new machines. Hard not to love a Kenmore.
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The Kenmore looks like a 148.13101, which was manufactured in Japan by Soryou. It is a low shank, class 15 bobbin zig-zag machine. It does stretch stitches, has drop feed dogs, and sews through denim layers like butter. It is a lightweight machine and could be mounted into a Kenmore cabinet. I hope you got the buttonhole attachment, etc. with. If you didn't get a manual with it, you'll probably be able to find a pdf manual online. These metal Kenmore machines are easy to maintain. Congratulations on your score!
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I forgot to add that I think this was made between 1973 and 1974. I love the vintage green color.
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Originally Posted by SewingSew
The Kenmore looks like a 148.13101, which was manufactured in Japan by Soryou. It is a low shank, class 15 bobbin zig-zag machine. It does stretch stitches, has drop feed dogs, and sews through denim layers like butter. It is a lightweight machine and could be mounted into a Kenmore cabinet. I hope you got the buttonhole attachment, etc. with. If you didn't get a manual with it, you'll probably be able to find a pdf manual online. These metal Kenmore machines are easy to maintain. Congratulations on your score!
THANK YOU. Yes, it is a 148.13101. SN: 65306. No Attachments or extra bobbins. BUT the bobbins look like ones I have in my stash But it's very clean. No smoking/no drinking home so it's really nice. I hope to take it for a ride this week. I did manage to find a "manual" but the photo doesn't look quite the same. I just needed to know where to oil. I'm excited about having it in my stable.
Green is my favorite color so I'm double jazzed.
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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench
Nice lucky you.

How did you get the thimble to balance like that on the bobbin?????

I don't think I have one of those Kenmore's. I tried to read the model number, but couldn't. You can find the approximate year the Kenmore was made by checking http://www.searsarchives.com/history.../sewing_id.pdf It looks like it is a short shank, but can't tell if it is left homing or not.

You might want to push down on the pressure regulator down before you try to sew with it AMHIK

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I'm

Thank you for the machine dating site. I was so excited I forgot to include the Model 148.13101 SN: 65306. I'm very gifted in Thimbles. I just put it over the little spool pole, upside down, so it wouldn't get lost. LOL
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