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« on: May 30, 2007 07:27:27 PM »

A while ago I was in a car crash and all of my things were spewed all over the high way. Everything was collected except for a few sewing books and my sewing machine. My sewing machine was totally destroyed beyond recolonization.

the crash was several months ago, and ive been borrowing sewing machines from my family since then. But what I really want/need is a another sewing machine like my old one. But I cant remember the Model number or even the company.

heres what I do remember:

~Had 3 settings, a straight stitch, a longer straight stitch and a zig zag stich.
~White case but a brown plastic strip where you identified the stitch setting
~Made of metal, but was not cast iron (might have been made of aluminum mixture because it sure as hell  crushed easily under a truck. But it was still significantly heavy)
~Electric but had hand crank
~Bottom loading Bobbin
~was possibility a singer?
~was most likely  from the 1960's to 1970's
Here is a really awful picture of my old sewing machine when it was back at my dorm room. Hence the ramen cup near it. Tongue

any help identifying the machine would be greatly appreciated.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007 06:29:34 PM »

It sounds like a Kenmore 175 or 174...something in that vintage...Mine was TOL and new in 1973...they had several models and were a staple in the Sears line until about 1978 or so when they changed to a contract with Janome.  I don't know how quickly they phased out the line.  In the beginning there were only a few of the Janome machines in the line (at the time they were made by New Home). 

The greenish-beige case with the burl front is what makes me think that was the machine.  The feet and accessories came in cases that looked like books and had a snap on the side.  There are usually a few in the line on E-bay...check there and see if that is what it was.  It was a fantastic machine, if it was!
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007 06:43:36 AM »

Did you ever find out what it was? I'm curious now. I was looking around, and the Singer 247 looks pretty similar to what you had (http://www.sewingonline.co.uk/machines/singer247/). I don't think that's the exact one, but I'll keep an eye out!

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007 10:43:02 PM »

 Grin Grin


It's your exact machine!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 07:18:26 AM »

Well for 14.99 I hope you were the one that bought it!! Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007 06:47:01 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin YAY

thank you guys so very much
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