Sewing Machine Model and Serial Numbers?

Where do I find the model number and serial number on a Good Housekeeper Deluxe 30 sewing machine? I just bought it and would like to see if I can find a manual. I'm new to sewing so I will be practicing on it.


Thank you,
Cindi from Maine

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By trina (Guest Post)
February 12, 20070 found this helpful

Don't fret, pretty much all sewing machines have the same things. buy yourself a generic sewing book and figure it out , or check out yard sales or thrift stores which have quite a few actually. Good luck

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February 13, 20070 found this helpful

That is nice that you are going to practice and teach yourself, I did...however, you WOULD find the manual very helpful, even though machines are somewhat alike, when there is a difference, there is a difference and you need the manual. I would call a local repair shop and ask them where on the machine you could locate the Model and Serial # and then work from there...ask again on here and do a Google search for sewing machine manuals.


If you can find the company, they may be helpful.
I got a very, very nice used Viking, minus the manual and the company copied and mailed me free of charge the majority of the pages to the manual...which I truly needed. Good luck. Also, find a friend who sews and use her brain, that is what I did with several friends.
B. Wilson

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By Marc (Guest Post)
November 4, 20070 found this helpful


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By guest (Guest Post)
November 4, 20070 found this helpful

I just recieved an old sewing machine with the number at the base. Trying to figure out the manufacturer. Thank You.

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By Barbara D. (Guest Post)
December 10, 20080 found this helpful

Do you have a manual/parts list for this machine?

burton32 AT

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January 24, 20140 found this helpful

I have that same machine and I can't find a manual. Have you had any luck?

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February 4, 20180 found this helpful

I have a labeled Good Housekeeper. It is a Deluxe model. The model number is a "Precision Manufactured" model 1305.


I have three of these type Japanese class 15 clones.
At the base of the pillar post, on the left, and near the front edge; there should be a chromed fabric selector switch. If there, it is a 1948 to 1965 15 class clone made in Japan.
The model numbers are either on the front pillar badge area or under the motor mount screw on the side. Look for it. It could be under the front edge when tipped up. Note any casting numbers and letters on the frame underneath.

The manual for these types of "third party" department store machines is found on under "Electric Sewing Machine". A penciling in 1305 told me it was the right manual. It works for most any 15 clone that straight stitchers and has the introduced new reverse stitch lever.


There are two manuals with this title. The original one in 2012 was posted on but is long gone. Manualslib has a VERY similar current 2018 posted manual with no model numbers in their listing. Search for that phrase above, not a model number. will let you know if it is a pre-WWII American made real Singer machine.

I own a tan Precision 1305, a red labeled Gimbles, and a teal Morse. They are all about the same.

Here's something you won't find very easy. There are TWO bobbin case types for these clones and original Singers. The Thread guide arm or tang can point to 11 o'clock or 1 o'clock. In general, the clones take a 1 o'clock class 15 bobbin case from Joann.


How do you tell? If the thread is spooled over the bobbin case in a CW direction, it takes a 1 o'clock to prevent the thread from snagging on the thread latch you lifted and grabbed to load the bobbin case into the race and hook's pin or post. If it's CCW sweeping across the case, it takes the 11 o'clock pointing thread guide arm. Makes sense to me.

I have restored 8 landfill bound machines for family use and they all work. "HEAVY METAL" (25 pounds plus) all metal machines, even if frozen up from sticky oxidized oil, can be fully functional at top speeds and never miss a stitch.



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