Dating your old kenmore sewing machine

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If you have a separate question and want it to be recognized as being your own, I would suggest that you start a new thread.

Remove extra pieces from the machine, like thread, bobbin casings, the needle, the presser foot, and the stitch plate.

Wipe the various compartments with a small, stiff brush to remove lint, and put a few small drops of oil on the moving parts of the machine.

According to Sewing Machine Repair Tips, condition can have a dramatic effect on value.

You machine will fall into one of these categories: The next factor is the desirability of the machine. Just because a machine is old does not make it a valuable antique.

To get an idea of how much your machine might be worth to buyers, keep an eye on similar Singers at the following websites: Current sales values can give you a clue about value, but sellers can ask anything they want for a machine.

That doesn't mean the machine actually sells for that price.

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Preparing to Oil the Machine Cleaning the Machine Oiling the Machine Community Q&A Your sewing machine will work better if you oil and clean it regularly. Most sewing machines require you to remove the fabric lint and threads that accumulate with each project and then apply drops of oil.

Newer machines are considered vintage, but they can still be extremely valuable on the collectibles market.

To find out when your machine was built, call Singer toll-free at 1-800-474-6437 or visit the Singer Machine Serial Numbers: One Letter Prefix or Two Letter Prefix page. You can find it stamped on the right side of the machine.

Most machines require oil in in the bobbin housing unit, the shuttle hook.