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OLD Good Housekeeper Sewing Machine
Need help identifying & setting up!! PLEASE!
Mrs.Mac
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Date: 9/13/12 8:53 AM

My dad had a friend that was gonna throw away an old good housekeeper sewing machine & the stradivaro table its mounted in!! Thought "shouldnt b too hard to find an online manual & find out stuff on it!" WRONG! Looked on the review page for sewing machines & said no matches found, asked on a regular forum & they said to post it here, so her i am! Its 2tone sea foam green & pale 50s green (if that helps at all), has a knee peddle mounted in the cabinet & a BELT connecting power to actual machine! The bobbin case, u dont just drop it in there, its like "hanging" under the needle w a couple fingers that swivel out. Havent messed w it too much because i didnt wanna take a chance & mess somethin up! If any1 could plz help me figure this thing out or find some site that can help me set it up thatd b AWESOME!!! Thanks!!

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Date: 9/13/12 9:41 AM

If you google it some videos and other sites come up with some information. I had never even heard of that brand.

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Date: 9/13/12 10:03 AM

I believe it may be a Japanese machine. They made some good machines, there is even a Yahoo Group for these machines. You may be able to get some information there.

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Date: 9/13/12 10:32 AM

Ok. What would really help is a no. Ususally you can find them in front of the machine when you lift it up or under or in the back. It should say model %%
does this sewing cabinet look like the one you have.

With the good house keeping machine is usually a japan one made. A picture of it would help to. Under the front or back or underside should give the model no. Would love to see it.

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Date: 9/14/12 9:04 AM

Well im not sure how to post a pic of it! I thought of that & tried but cldnt figure it out! Yes, its a japan model & model # is 970 & had a 26795 under it, no letters. I looked on google, thats my goto site for nething im not sure about! "Dont know about it, Google it!" is my brothers saying! The stradivaro cabinet doesnt have drawers, it has the top the flips to the side & the piece that comes up & lays down for the machine to set on & has the front that opens & has a couple spool holders & has the knee peddle mounted to the side. Ill try to post a few pics of each. The power supply mounted to the back of the sewing machine is what really surprises me! Not sure when they started puttin the motors IN the machines but its crazy lookin to me! Ill try to figure out how to post some pics of both! Thanks so much again!!

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Date: 9/14/12 9:25 AM

Yeah i tried adding it to my photo album but im havin trouble bc its not from a computer, its from my phone! No clue! Sux!

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Date: 9/15/12 12:49 PM

I have a machine (good housekeeper) and the description seems to match mostly like the one I have , even same coloring . Bought it at a flea market for $20.00, best deal i ever made! After checking around with not much luck on how to thread the side mounted tension, I finally just put it side by side with my singer and used the process of elimation and got it to work. Runs like a charm now and can sew through 6-8 layers of leather or blue jean fabric. It is probably a much better machine than any of the newer ones that are being sold right now. I oiled mine good and changed the belt ($2.00) and it didn't need much more than that. There is a video on you tube that I found very helpful also. If I can help u anymore with anything just email me @ midwife007@hotmail.com. Thanks, Adele D.

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Date: 9/15/12 5:30 PM

You need to upload photos to a hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket and then link to them or insert the image into your post. Have a look at the instructions posted in this thread by nicegirl.

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Date: 9/16/12 9:05 AM

My work around for pics from the phone is to email the picture from my phone to myself. Once it's attached to the email, I can save it to my computer, and from there, upload it to a photo storage site online.

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Date: 9/16/12 10:19 AM

Thanks so much every1! Gonna try the photobucket thing, i dont have internet hooked up to my computer so i use my phone for internet, pics, everything! Ill def try all ways! 1s gotta work!! Yeah i def need to oil it w somethin! The only thing im have trouble identifying on it now is right above the "fabric selector" & under the "stitches per inch" wheel is an "adjustment mechanism" that is numbered 1-5 & has 2 metal adjusters on either side of the main that u can split apart & the white main 1 moves between, what is that?!? Theres no name or lable, i cant tell if its doin nething at all to the stitches!! Drivin me crazy! AND theres like a lil wheel by the fabric selector that doesnt do nething,im guessing it might b for the thread when ur winding the bobbin. It def sews! Faster than my singer model 774! Wow nevermind my HUSBAND just figured out the switch! Needle postition! Geezy! Ill def try to get some pics up & adele if u dont mind i might just send u a few for now. My husband is gonna c if he cant get them to load on here for me! Thank u all so much again! Uve all been really REALLY helpful!!

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