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Date: 9/1/12 1:52 PM

A neighbor is enticing me with a relative's estate machine(she was the original owner) a kenmore 117 I think a 552 version. I have found a little online that is was made by white. It is in a cabinet and has all the attachments,manual, wooden spools and 5 bobbins. Should I wag it home,clean and get it serviced? Thoughts? I need another vintage like a hole in the head but I am worried about what will become of it. It is very clean and in a compact wooden cabinet. Anybody like these 117 or familiar with them. I told her I wanted to meditate as my sewing machine real estate in the house is about taken up at this point. Lol!

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Date: 9/1/12 2:42 PM

Is it free? WOW...take it home. I don't know the model off hand, but it's a classic Kenmore....should be good.WAIT - 117.552? What year? Check on needle type and all that too.
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Date: 9/1/12 3:08 PM

such enablers on here. Free yes but I think I would pay her the $25 she gave for it if I took it just because I am like that about stuff. She needs it gone as her adult daughter is moving and returning her bedroom suite to live with her. I found a little online-Made between 1938 and 1954 by white for kenmore. It has a crinkle finish and looks very manly as machines go. It is really almost creepy-nice little manual, 25 or so wooden spools, attachments, old needle books which I suggested she keep and use. I actually knew the little old lady that it belonged to who died 10 or 12 years ago. It looks to have been used for a little mending and hemming not a lot of sewing. I think it uses a home sewing machine needle but the manual should tell that and it is with it. I have such a weak spot for the older machines and everyone on here is so good at enabling.

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Date: 9/1/12 4:43 PM

This sounds similiar to the 117.95 my sister has. Double check those bobbins as they are getting very hard to find. ... otherwise they sew like a dream. ... Tough Stuff cleans the finish very nicely too & then it will sparkle.

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Date: 9/1/12 5:11 PM

Neat to know. I am thinking if youngest daughter wants a simple starter machine, this might be a candidate. There are 5 bobbins with it or I think 6 as the bobbin case had one in it. Maybe she'll rethink this as she thought it was a vibrating shuttle machine as there was a bullet bobbin with it. I find most people today think these machines are useless as if they don't work. Thanks for the tip on the tuff stuff. Dh is being hard to convince I need two vintage machines in one week and I still haven't figured out where it is going to find a spot here.

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Date: 9/2/12 8:49 AM

Mama sewed on her 117.551 for over 50 years.

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Date: 9/2/12 3:38 PM

Wow! I think you just threw me over the edge. That is really neat to hear. Drats I was waffling on getting it.

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Date: 9/2/12 6:52 PM

My sister has been sewing with her 95 for 40 years... & a seamstress had it before that. They are sure solid....

Not that I am enabling you to get it now...

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Date: 9/2/12 6:54 PM

Bless your heart - I would pay here as well.I didn't know it was in such nice shape. And you know the "provenance" as they say! Have fun!

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Date: 9/3/12 7:49 AM

Yes you are enabling-no question about that. Lol! I appreciate the enabling however.

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