Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sears Kenmore Model 1755.... AKA George.

My sewing machine self destructed a while back after putting in many long years of faithful service. I've been looking for a suitable replacement for her and then this happened.......

Meet George!
She was sitting in Mr. Jimmy's Mom's basement.
She used to belong to his Grandma Georgina.
Mr. Jimmy's Mom heard about my loss and asked if I'd like to try to use this machine and I snapped it up. There is something special about sewing on the same machine that may have made knickers for Mr. Jimmy and his brothers. Or a sun dress for his Mom Dar.

It came with a manual and all the appropriate cogs feet and attachments.

Here is the page explaining all about the bobbin......

and another to explain about threading.

Let me know if you need me to post any more pages from this book.
It has instructions and pictures for all kinds of maintenance and repairs.

I'll have to study up a bit too. George can still straight stitch but she seems to be a bit seized and won't do a zigzag. I'll clean her up and loosen things a bit and see if we can't bring her back to sew some knickers and sun dresses for a new generation.