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    Picked up at the side of the road...

    My brother-in-law found this Kenmore by the side of the road, and asked me if I wanted it. I've never collected machines before, but this looked in good shape and is in a cabinet that is also in good shape. I haven't had time to look at serial numbers or test it or clean it up. Can anyone tell me anything about it?
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    Looks like a nice machine & cabinet, and you can't beat the price. Let us know how well it sews. I can't help with model or anything about it sorry. Lots here who can to be sure, they'll be posting soon, 0;-)
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    I can not help with info on machine. It looks quite nice!!!

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    Can you tell us the serial number on it? If you tip the machine back, it should be on a plate underneath... would look something like XXX.XXXX

    Nice looking machine and cab!
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    NICE find!!! Enjoy your new vintage lady! Congrats!!!

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    Nice looking machine and cabinet.

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    Congrats on your "new" machine. I have an old Kenmore and it never fails me. Hope she purrs like a kitten

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    Great score!! There is a Yahoo group called Vintage Kenmores to which I belong. You can find all sorts of info on there.

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    What a great find.

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    I never see anything that nice at the side of the road. Usually just torn up dirty couches. Sorry not much help. I would guess and mid 60's vintage. Looks like it may be able to do some decorative stitches. Look under the latch on the top, it could possibly take cams to make fun stitiches.
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    Terrific find!
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    What a lucky find !!!
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    It looks like my first sewing machine that I got in middle school, mid-1960's. It had cams that were inserted to do the decorative stitches. I took several tailoring classes on that machine when I was 12. I made a plaid, box-pleated wool skirt and matching wool lined tailored jacket. Lots of good memories made with her. Gave her to a young friend who did not have a machine when DH gave me an electronic machine for my birthday 40 years later. Unfortunately, he doesn't get the concept of 'collecting' sewing machines. Best of luck with your new baby. With a good cleaning, she'll be as good as new.

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    Shes beautiful... Im jealous..

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    Looks like a 16. I had a 54 which is similar, but lavender and cream instead of green and cream. Very heavy machines! Hopefully you got the cams, then you can make decorative stitches. If I remember, it uses "E" cams, flat double-sided. It is a very striking machine and strong. Happy sewing.

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    On the side of the road???? How fortunate.
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    What a great find. I never find anything good on the road side. One hint for you if you don't already know this. The front of the cabinet should swing open and act as a support under the open leaf. The hinges alone are not enough to securely hold the leaf when it is open. Don't want anything bad to happen to this beauty!
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    that is actually a very nice machine! Congrats!

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