Manuals For Older Sewing Machines


November 5, 2019

I am looking for a Dressmaker 400z manual. It was made by Euro Pro and is a school model, heavy duty with all metal parts.



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November 5, 20190 found this helpful

It is not a manual, but good instructions with pictures are here

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November 5, 20190 found this helpful

Since this is an older and not so common model you may have trouble locating a manual.
I would try contacting the company and see if they can supply one for you.


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November 7, 20190 found this helpful

On this site you should find what you are looking for. They have a lot of manuals and yours is one of them.

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November 8, 20190 found this helpful

There is a site that has a lot of vintage sewing machine manuals but the manual for your machine is not available.

You can check this link to be sure:


Your model number is in the drop down list but if you go to their answer you will find this comment:

"There are no products matching your selection at this time. Check back later, though, as we're always adding more products."

I believe you will have to contact the company to see they have any of these older manuals available.

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February 23, 2016

I'm looking for an owner's manual for a Younker's badged sewing machine model W-40 and was wondering who the manufacturer was.


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February 23, 20160 found this helpful

I happened across your user name again as I was reviewing some of my older posts. From there I read quite a few of your replies and answers to post usually asking for help.


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February 28, 20160 found this helpful

The Younker's sewing machines appear to have been (and apparently still are) by New Home (Janome) - try either site for manuals.

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January 23, 2015

cover of manualI have a Nelco model N-250-B-3 and I cannot find a manual to purchase anywhere. I can find one for the B-4, but I need one for he 250-B-3. I cannot even find proof that there ever was a 250-B-3 made except for the fact that it is sitting right here in front of me. I have the original manual, but it has gotten wet and all the pages are stuck together.

By James N.


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January 26, 20150 found this helpful

Yea for Sandi! Another thing you might try is steaming open the stuck pages. Either do a search engine run ('steaming open stuck pages') or:


Boil a large pot of water, wear gloves or use BBQ tongs to hold the stuck pages over the steaming pot - once all the pages are unstuck, blot dry with paper towels and lay a piece of waxed paper between the pages until dry.

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May 23, 20161 found this helpful

I have the N-250-3 but lost the Manual! Ur version does exist! I recognize your manual with both models in the instruction book. Mine has GOT to be in the house somewhere- but I remember it's the same as the one you have that's stuck together. If I find it (which is how I found this site-looking for the manual) I'll be back and will scan and notify you here and send to you. I love my machine. Got it @ 1970 or so.

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September 29, 2013

The bobbin holder fell out and I can't repair it. Is there a free PDF manual for the Nelco 4-A?

By Pam from Lafayette, LA


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October 7, 20130 found this helpful

There isn't a free one online, sorry to say. You can purchase one from several sites (Google using the name and model number followed by sewing machine manual) for under $15USD.


There are also a few YouTube videos on using the machine, one of those might have a section on the bobbin case system that will help you.

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March 31, 2010

I need information about an old "Good Housekeeper" or "Good Housekeeping" sewing machine. I am having trouble threading it. It is model 712-B.

By marie from Gresham, OR

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April 4, 2019

These vintage sewing machines were manufactured in Japan and are still popular today with collectors. This page contains information for finding an instruction manual for a Nelco sewing machine.

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