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ke6cvh

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Hello group,

  I saw on a google hit on a forum folks asking about 148 class Kenmore machines.  Someone responded that in their "blue book" it was made then with year and details.

  So I googled the blue book.  Several questions on different forums with most saying the sewing machine blue book was eBay looking under completed listings.  

  But then I found another who claimed it was a book and had been out of print for several years.  I looked on eBay for the book then I looked on Amazon books but no joy.  

  So the question is does it exist?  Does anyone have a copy?  It sure may be really helpful for Jim/SteelSewing with his research/documentation as well as others.   Interesting to hear feedback on this elusive mysterious blue colored (yes the one post said it really was blue color) book.

Best regards,
Mike
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jon

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Hi Mike,

The Blue Book exists.  I've seen them offered for sale on ebay but have never examined one in person.  They are 1980's vintage and suggest trade in values which were very little at this time for vintage machines.

Jon
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ke6cvh

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Hi Jon,

  Yes, the estimated value would be worth very little but  comprehensive list of machine models by manufacturer and potentially some basic information of each model such as years(s) made, internal stitches, front/side loading, type of bobbin, size full or 3/4.  I brought this up thinking it would be helpful to fill in some of the voids for Jim's work documenting White machines.

Best regards,
Mike

Edited for a question.....do you see what kind of information is in the book?  Also, is it a Kelley publication (makers of auto blue book) or do you know?
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