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Ericka

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As I'm sure many of you know, Singer used to have a lot of different parts manuals on their site.  I think the list of manuals was intended to be mostly for industrial machines, but there were many household machines that were mixed in there, too.  The manuals were removed some time ago, but I spent some time last night using the Wybck Machine (mis-spelled on purpose in case there are any prying eyes that might cause trouble) to go back and retrieve that weblink and downloaded quite a few manuals that I wanted.  If anyone else wants to do the same, here's the weblink that takes you to the manuals:

https://web.archive.org/web/20060331095024/http://parts.singerco.com/IPpartCharts/

Enjoy!  Maybe I'm being paranoid about mis-spelling "The Machine", but I figure better safe than sorry and losing these forever.

BTW, there was a parts manual for the Singer 24 machine that showed both the tin layout of attachments and the puzzle box layout of attachments.  The parts manuals never show the green Singer boxes that contain the attachments, but there was one of those made for the 24 machine, too.  For machines that would have only had attachments sets in the green Singer boxes, the manual just shows what parts were included in the entire set, which is given a number that would have been stamped on the green box.

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Thank you for bringing this up.  I just found out about the archive site about a month ago.  There are some others that are available as well.  I have also found that parts and instruction manuals are interspersed in a group.  I don't remember which, but remember looking through them all.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190820165603/http://parts.singerco.com/CPpartCharts/  
can drill down further.
https://web.archive.org/web/20190822013848/http://parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190820161643/http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190727205100/http://parts.singerco.com/IPpartCharts/

Superior Sewing also has some for domestic interspersed with industrial.  I like supsew ones - if different from the singerco (which they have some of the singerco ones). 
Henderson Sewing does, too. 
manualslib.com have some of the singerco one. 


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Ericka

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Thanks for the additional links, Janey.  I think I had one of the other links, but it seemed pretty similar to the one I posted.  It's hard to get to the sites if you don't have the exact name of the website that originally had what you're looking for.  I'll check out some of those and see what I find.  Still looking for a couple of puzzle box manuals.

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Hey Guys, the Australian Singer site still seems to be up and has lots of manuals

https://singerco.com.au/support/manuals/ 

I am grabbing anything faintly interesting .. 

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Hi Leecopp.  Those are good basic instruction manuals for Singer machines.  I thank you for the link.  

But I think this thread from 2016 was talking about service manuals for Singer machines?  Nowadays in 2020, many people want to find service manuals for their vintage or antique machines, whether they are Singer, or many other brands, so that they can fix & take care of them themselves.   

I am new to this forum, but not new to vintage Singer or other brand sewing machines.  I joined to get the White VS manual that another person told me was in this Victorian Sweatshop Forum



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Ericka

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Hi, Maria
Yes, the link that I posted and the ones that Janey posted are for service manuals rather than instruction manuals, so they've been much harder to find since Singer took them off their website.  But now we have another link for Singer's instruction manuals - thanks, Lee.  Maria, you may already knows these links if you're interested in older machines, but thought I'd throw them out here in case you or others might need other brands of older, hard-to-find instruction manuals.  I haven't found the service-type manuals at these links, but have found a few parts manuals.

The NeedleBar site has a good number available here:

http://needlebar.org/main/manuals/index.html

Also, the Smithsonian site has quite a few, but can be difficult to search.  But it sometimes surprises you with a gem.  Here's a link to search their site:

https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/CF/index.cfm

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Many manuals are still available at https://www.singer.com/support
although some of them are .PDFs of the web version.

Including other brands! I found the manual for my White 764 "Fair Lady" there.
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Hi, Alwen,

The manuals available at the link you gave are the User's Manuals and not the Parts Lists that break out every part that is included with the machine and shows a picture of it and the part #.  The User's Manuals have remained on Singer's website after they removed the Parts Lists.  I wish I knew why they removed those parts manuals.  It would've been more helpful if they had added to that section rather than remove it entirely.  Oh well, at least we can still access it for now.

Glad you were able to find a manual for your White there, though!  That's surprising.

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White manuals have been available on the Singer website for years. Just type a W in front of the model number.

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