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sewing machine manual, please help!

one | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Does anyone know where I could find a owners manual for a 1940’s National Sewing machine, model rbr. I mislaid mine and need the threading and oil guides.  Thanks for any suggestions.



  1. spicegirl | | #1

    Sewusa may have a manual that you can download. 

  2. Teaf5 | | #2

    If you search google for Sewing Machine Manual, you'll find a number of sites with manuals for sale. (There are also many listed on a previous thread on this forum; a search of the forums should turn up a lot of sites.)

    The sites are very well organized and complete, and the process of buying was very easy. The one I bought online was available through the mail for $12.95 or available as a download for $7.95. Instead of waiting for the mailed version, I paid the download price and then printed it out immediately--75 pages, but very, very clear!

    1. one | | #3

      thanks. I've searched but couldn't find the correct machine, however, I did find threading and oiling chart pictures on a museum site. I just followed the pictures and all is stitching fine!


      1. spicegirl | | #4

        Good use of the "little gray cells"!

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        wghmch | | #5

        Nationals were sold more under other names than their own. As a result, you can find the IBs (Instruction Books) for them by searching more for some of these stencil names. If you still want the IB, you can find what is probably the same machine by going to <http://www.tias.com/stores/relics/> , then go to the Montgomery Ward section, go to the second page, and scroll down to the "Montgomery Ward Supreme Rotary Reversible." These machines were made both with an open face plate and a model with a door that closed over it, but all operations are the same on both versions. The one shown here has the door.Bill Holman

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