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Subject: Kenmore 95 1948 rotary in maple cabinet - help please Date: 6/13/10 11:42 AM

Just got a call from a gal that's selling a kenmore sears roebuck 95 sewing machine made in 1948. Model num 117 959. Says it's in a maple cabinet. I haven't gotten there yet to look. She wants 180.00 for both pieces also has manual.

She says it's in mint condition.

I have no knowledge about this machine. Soolip are you on to help??? Is this worth so much???

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In reply to RockNRoll <<


Date: 6/13/10 1:59 PM

Here's a picture of this model:


I think $180 is quite high. Everyone has a different idea of what mint condition is too. Mint to one seller could mean it's not broke in half.
I would guess in this case that mint would mean a perfect cabinet with no water stains, a shiny machine and, for this model, having the stitch cams and other accessories would be very nice. I still would not pay $180 for it. It was nice of her to think of you first.
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Date: 6/13/10 2:15 PM

That looks like a nice machine. She orig wanted 200. I have no idea what's included maybe she's throwing in a 100 gift card to my lqs For 180? Lol

I may call her and say if you go significantly less I will look at it..perhaps 80.00?


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Date: 6/13/10 5:50 PM

I would probably go as much as $100 if it is absolutely mint condition with everything with it. That earlier post looked like a nice sm. Is it straight stitch only? Good luck with your new purchase if you buy it.

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Date: 6/13/10 7:08 PM

It has a lid on top to indicate it would take cams so I'm sure the dial on the front is the width adjustment.

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Date: 6/13/10 7:12 PM

SHe won't go any lower. Oh well. I will keep looking

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Date: 6/13/10 10:12 PM

The model 117.959 that I am familiar with looks very different from the picture posted by Karen149.

It is a very old style rotary manufactured by White for Sears. It uses an obsolete front clamping presser foot system and hard to find large flat White rotary bobbins. This model makes a loud "thump, thump, thump" noise as it sews and will likely need a new friction wheel because most of them do.

Trust me, this really is not a machine in which you should invest more than $15. The maple cabinet...I don't know....$35 tops.

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Date: 6/13/10 10:58 PM

Quote: crankyoldlady
The model 117.959 that I am familiar with looks very different from the picture posted by Karen149.



It is a very old style rotary manufactured by White for Sears. It uses an obsolete front clamping presser foot system and hard to find large flat White rotary bobbins. This model makes a loud "thump, thump, thump" noise as it sews and will likely need a new friction wheel because most of them do.



Trust me, this really is not a machine in which you should invest more than $15. The maple cabinet...I don't know....$35 tops.

good to know!! I called her and told her that she was over charging. She refuses to lower her price. I will find one, i just gotta keep looking. I am not sure if i should go with a kenmore, pfaff or singer vintage.

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Date: 6/13/10 11:07 PM

Here is another picture of the 95 posted at the bottom:

Kenmore 95

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Date: 6/13/10 11:13 PM

good thing I passed, i will keep looking.

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