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Vintage 1942 Imperial Kenmore Rotary Sewing Machine Model # 117.591

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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Hi, I'm not that familiar with using computer sites, but I'm learning slowly. My Grandmother just passed away and I received her "Imperial Kenmore Rotary Sewing Machine", Model Number 117.591, in a beautiful cabinet that it folds down into. My house is packed right now, so I haven't taken any pictures as of now, but I could get relatively quickly if need be.

    As far as I know, My grandmother was still using it before she passed, and everything worked great. I even have the original Operating Instructions, Manual, fold out photo of were everything is on the sewing machine, etc... My Grandmother Kept EVERYTHING, but she also took care of everything she owned.

    I would like to know any information that anyone might have about this antique, and even a rough estimate on how much it would go for, if that's possible.
    As I said I have not had time to photograph, this sewing machine is the identical one without the cabinet, but, I just took it from another site.

    If you have any information at all on this You could either give me a call at (586) 415-2883 and ask for Ann. Or, you could E-mail me at, but, like I said I am not that computer savvy.

    Thank-You for any information you can provide, or even help me to find a site that I could find info about this at.

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    1. Bernadette Bernadette, 10 years ago
      Hi Lisa,
      The model of machine dates to 1942. They were made by the White sewing machine company and sold by Sears. Nice machine. Value - 20th century electric machines don't have a great value - could be anything from $5 to $150 depending on the condition of your actual machine and cabinet, accessories, where you live etc.
    2. Lisa288 Lisa288, 10 years ago
      Hi Bernadette, Thank You for responding about my Imperial Sewing Machine. This was the first time I ever asked a question on the internet. Just wanted to tell you I appreciated you answering me. Thank-You
    3. stefdesign stefdesign, 10 years ago
      It looks like a beautiful machine. I have my Mom's sewing machine, dating from the late '30s. It's a special treasure to me, I'm sure this means a lot to you too! How wonderful that she took such good care of it.
    4. Ray788, 4 years ago
      Would u happento have a manual for the imperial kenmore sewing machine 117.591
    5. janeevon, 2 years ago
      Ray788 I realize ur comment was a while back but I do have that machine and the manual, Im trying to find out how to use it and got curious on what yr it was from, I also have the manual for the de lux rotary model number 117.552. I got lucky and rented a house that the previous owner had made everything this woman was amazing made her own nails, tacs, screws, outlets, lights like the mounts that we put the bulbs in, and the landlord left her stuff there he ddnt want it when he needed his house back and i was able to take it w me, ....... and for the main poster you can you tube just about anything but im sure by now she knows that but just incase, i kno the feeling of not being great w pc's
    6. janeevon, 2 years ago
      oh ray my point was if u still need it ill take pics of all the pages and then email the phtos for you if that helps any

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