I have these wonderful old sewing machine manuals in perfect or near perfect condition. I’m finding that it’s not always that easy to find manuals for machines that are 25 or 30 years old or older. I told you about the Domestic machine that I ended up owning again after selling it to a friend in my first garage sale? Well, it’s got the original manual!! Plus a manual to a completely different machine that I’ve never even owned. Obviously the person who owned my sewing table had a White brand machine. So I have a White Zigzag Machine manual for model # 565.
I’m sure you’re wondering why this is of any significance. Well, I can scan them and sell copies for anywhere from $10 to $20 depending on how scarce they are. Time to do some Google searching. I know when I was searching for the manual for the Wards machine I have it was impossible to find. I found one for a model number that is just one number off. That will do, but it’s not quite the same as having the one for YOUR model. I wasn’t even able to find the manual online for the Domestic machine either. I’m sure someone out there somewhere is needing the manuals for these two machines.
Occasionally they are available for free download like the manual for the Grand Duchess is. But even that is for the next model and we had to make do with it.
There are only two places of damage to this manual. Someone cut it with decorative scissors and the pages were slightly stuck together at the binding.
Other than that it’s in mint condition. This is why the manuals are so important to have:
They spell out the maintenance for your specific machine. There are slight differences in each machine. With the older ones it’s even more important to make sure you clean and oil them often. Though being not computerized makes them easier to work on and fix, why not avoid that expense if you can.