Imperial sewing machine model 835 in blue, front view. Photo 1 by StaceyM.
Lovely, really! StaceyM has a really lovely blue and white Imperial sewing machine Model 835. His Mom bought it in 1965 at the downtown Montreal Simpsons. He inherited it in his teens and has been sewing ever since! What a great story!
The Imperial model 835 has a side mounted thread tensioner, allowing a slimmer and seemingly simpler needle area. The large stitch length knob is easy to see and adjust, with a huge reverse button in the middle. This is very convenient. Two buttons on the right side of the machine allow for a lighter pressure foot for delicate materials, as well as no pressure when you wish to do darning (both use the left button). The rightmost button is for regular sewing with a regular pressure foot.
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Imperial Sewing machine Model 171, front view.
This Imperial sewing machine Model 171 is complex machine, but pretty versatile. It uses 20 different plastic cams that lets the sewing machine do 20 different sewing patterns. The front also has a button hole option.
As usual, this Imperial looks like it weights a ton, so please be careful when lifting. Fortunately this model version is built into a small cabinet and therefore only needs to rotate up and into place.
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Imperial sewing machine, model 535: I have the owner’s manual for free non-commercial use download. Do you have an Imperial user manual you could share?
Readers have been kind and have donated Imperial Sewing Machine user manuals to me, so I can share them for free non-commercial use. The list is growing, though I would like more. If you have one, please consider donating an electronic copy to me. I will clean it up and host it for free non-commercial download.
Imperial Sewing Machine, Model 163M, from Pat Holland, Canada
Thanks goes out to Pat Holland, who graciously donated this Imperial Sewing Machine model 163M user manual to the internet. This took effort in taking a lot of photos of her machine and user manual. This machine is probably about 50 years old. Thanks, Pat!
Imperial Sewing Machine, Model 163M, from Pat Holland, Canada, photo 1
Imperial Sewing Machine, Model 163M, from Pat Holland, Canada, Photo 2
Imperial Sewing Machine, Model 163M, from Pat Holland, Canada. Side View, photo 3
Imperial sewing machine model 676, owned by Rachel Ryan, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
My buddy Cameron Baily in Powell River, BC, Canada, found this Imperial Sewing Machine Model 676 user manual in a local store. He was gracious enough to digitize it for me. I am able to add this sewing machine manual, along with my other Imperial sewing machine manuals, for free download. The documentation also includes instructions for a sewing machine cabinet, important information, and a warranty card. Did you know the Imperial 676 has a 20 year warranty on parts? Wow, though that probably expired in the mid 1980s! This machine is probably about 50 years old. Thanks, Cameron!
Imperial Deluxe Zigzag sewing machine, front view, Powell River, BC, Canada
As the self-appointed custodian of Imperial sewing machine information on the Internet I have had the pleasure of meeting so many like minded nice people that would also like to help others. This is how the internet should work: To reach out and help others learn what you know. A reader has sent me his user manual for the Imperial DeLuxe Zig Zag sewing machine, and I thank him for his contribution. It is free for your download.
Imperial Deluxe sewing machine, circa 1966, no model number
Tried I did in an extensive Google Search to find the model number for this sewing machine, but I could not. In fact, I could not even find a single images that was exactly the same machine. Yes, there are many that are similar, Imperials with three large knobs on the right side, but not quite. In this, the great age of the Internet, there is still objects, products and knowledge out there for us to discover and publish. This Imperial Deluxe sewing machine is one of them. I date this Imperial Deluxe sewing machine to circa 1966-1970, as compared to other Imperials in Eaton’s catalogues here in Canada. If you have the same sewing machine, leave a message for me.
Imperial 4500 sewing machine. Download the free user manual.
Excited I am to add yet another imperial sewing machine manual to my web site. This manual is for the Model 4500, the zigzag machine. I’d like to thank “RR” for the donation. Not only is there a 4500 user manual but there is also an additional handout that includes helpful tips, lubrication points and a large parts diagram.
As usual, all sewing machine manuals on my site are free of charge. The manuals are also free to distribute on condition that they are also free to download. If you download the manual please leave a comment so that if there are updates I can forward them to you.
Imperial sewing machine Model 562 for sale on Kijiji in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Since I became the self-appointed custodian of Imperial sewing machine information on the Internet I have had a slew of great posts and comments that have helped a lot of people with their old machines. This is how the internet should work: To reach out and help others learn what you know. A reader has sent me her user manual for the Imperial sewing machine, model 562, and I thank her for her contribution.