service or appraise OLD machine?
I just bought a “Kenmore Electric Rotary Sewing Machine” at an estate sale. It was so intriguing, I figured it would be a good resale even if I couldn’t keep it to use. It is housed in a sturdy, beautiful wooden inlay cabinet. It came with its original manual and all the attachments (in their original box) as well as the “Kenmore Buttonholer” (with manual) in its original, velvety box. The attachment box even has two original paper envelopes containing “Kenmore Rotary Sewing Machine Needles.” There is no date anywhere.
The machine needs to be cleaned, but it works just fine (including the light). It has a thigh “pedal” under the cabinet. Everything is in absolutely fantastic condition, including the manuals. It’s a #120.491 model, and the cabinet is a “Sears Roebuck & CO.” model as well. Both have serial number plates.
Where can I look to get this serviced (I live in central Kentucky)? I know Sears won’t be of any help. I wouldn’t mind keeping it to use myself, if I can get it serviced.
Also, any idea what it might be worth or even how to get a sewing machine fairly appraised? I wouldn’t even know who to ask to appraise it or how much they should charge.
Thank you for all of your help thus far!