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Date: 9/12/12 12:12 PM

Ok, im new to this site, ive been searching for some information on my good housekeeper sewing machine model 970 & theres a number under that that is 27695. Its 2-tone seafoam green & pale 50s green! Made in japan. I cant find anything on how to thread it or put the bobbin in. Cant find ANYTHING at ALL on it! All i have found was sites selling stuff compatible w/ the good housekeeper sewing machines. If any 1 knows anything about them or have came across a site about how to thread/put bobbin in it id appreciate it SOOO much!!! The bobbin isnt a drop-in, its "hanging" vertically directly under presser foot & needle if that helps any! Thanks every1 so very much!!

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Date: 9/12/12 10:22 PM

welcome to PR! If you look here on the boards, you will find a section titled "Sewing Machines." You will get more answers if you post this question there. Here is the link: Sewing Machine
Have you searched here under machines? I know someone will have an idea-since it was made in Japan it is probably similar to others made in that era and someone will be able to help you.

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Date: 9/13/12 0:29 AM

It sounds like, from your description, that it might be like my old Kenmore? It has a metal casing for the bobbin, with a little flap on the closed side. You open the flap, put the bobbin in it, and push it into the space below the needle, releasing the flap after the bobbin-in-casing is seated.

Might be worth a try?

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Date: 9/13/12 2:20 AM

hI! Welcome to PR I am new too, I haveenjoyed it and have gained from PR as well.

Way don't you just take your machine to a local sewing machine store I amsure they would be glad to help you out. That's the begining of a relationship. To besure they would tell you everything you would need to know and inform you about there service policys. Good luck andhave fun.

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Date: 9/13/12 8:33 AM

Thanks so much all! Ill repost it on the sewing machine forum. I cant take it to a sewing machine shop, lil town! I dont think we have any around! & its also in an old Stradivaro table & it looks like its been in there for quite a long time!! Has the peddle mounted to the side for a knee peddle! Kinda cool! Ill def try that with the bobbin! I looked on the review list yesterday & said no matches found!! Crazy! Didnt think itd b that hard to find stuff on!

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Date: 9/13/12 1:22 PM

The Stradivaro table probably went with or for, an old made in Japan, 1950's-60's machine. That actually said Stradivaro on it. Or yours could even be one or like one of those. The so called named/labeled "Stradivaro" machine I have sewed on, was painted blue metal, and did have a class 15 bobbin like that. Good House Keeping was never a real sewing machine brand, or manufacturer. Good House Keeping was a ladies magazine instead. They did though give their "approval" to all sorts products sometimes, and then you might find a "Good House Keeping seal of approval" sticker on something they lent their approval to back then. For an example, my 1950's Nechhi Super Novas, have a "Good House Keeping" sticker on them. I think it probably got put on their though, once those machines got shipped to the USA, and then sold, through a distributor instead. Just because I don't think "Good Housekeeping" was ever an existing popular Ladies magazine back in Italy, were those particular machines were made at all.

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Date: 9/13/12 2:14 PM

could it be this machine?

You could probley order it from model 970
There are also several other models made that have the same manual. It looks like it might be a white.

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Date: 9/15/12 9:23 AM

Yes actually it does look REALLY similar!! I found a site that showed me how to thread the bobbin & upper thread but still nothin on a yr made or the exact manual for it but its def workin! Gotta adjust the tension on it bc its still bunching on the back a lil but works well!

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Date: 9/15/12 9:28 AM

No it says good housekeepER on it, i looked all over for another name but cant find any! Found made in japan & theres another # under the model #, 26795 or 27695. Keeps bringin up singer, so i thought myb it was like a "branch" that singer had made for a short time. Idk! So confusing! Just glad its working & sewing! Thank u all so very much! Still tryin to figure out how to post pics bc i know that would help SO much more! Thanks all again!

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