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Date: 02-03-2006, 08:32 AM (1 of 10)
Hello all

I recently purchased a sewing machine that I found at a local goodwill store, the machine looks good and is in excellent condition the only problem is that I dont know how to thread it would anyone out there help me out here if you any documentation or manuals that you email me a copy of I would greatly appreciate it.

Manufacturer is : Montgomery Ward & the Model # : UHT J1987
I cant seem to get anywhere on the web with this model #

Thanks all

Member since: 02-03-2006
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From: pretnichols
Date: 02-03-2006, 11:21 AM (2 of 10)
Don't know if this site has what you need, but I found them to offer a lot. They'll also answer questions too. Maybe you can find your model on this site.

I'm sure others will be along with more suggestions. Hope this helps.

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
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Date: 02-03-2006, 12:04 PM (3 of 10)
Thanks for the info, I did check that site nothing there however I did email them about it

Thank you so much
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From: bridesmom
Date: 02-03-2006, 01:04 PM (4 of 10)
Did you try Sewing Manuals ( . If they don't have something, when Tom or Bill come on line, they're sure to have an answer for you,
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: debsews
Date: 02-03-2006, 04:04 PM (5 of 10)
I doubt if this will help you but if you haven't email them you might see if any of these machines look like yours. Sometimes the manuals are very similar between models.
Good luck.
User: debsews
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From: Tom Land
Date: 02-03-2006, 11:11 PM (6 of 10)
I really don't know where to send you for this book. Maybe Bill will have an answer.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
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From: Kylnne2
Date: 02-04-2006, 02:31 AM (7 of 10)
You might want to try Sew4less on line for a manual for the machine.
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From: wghmch
Date: 02-04-2006, 01:57 PM (8 of 10)
The machine was made by the Happy Sewing Machine Co., but your chances of finding a specific IB are very slim. Three places that sell copies of IBs are Cindy Peters at "Stitches In Time," Linda Winkens at "Relics," and Sew USA. Sometimes with these fairly generic Japanese machines, you can find a book for some other machine that is very close.

Bill Holman
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From: paroper
Date: 02-04-2006, 03:39 PM (9 of 10)
The top of most machines thread pretty much the same, they just put the guides different places. Usually you go across and down, up and down again starting on the right and moving left or starting on the end front and moving toward the back. The take up lever is usually near the top on the last drop to the needle. On the other hand, the bobbin is a little more difficult. If you can find a model similar to your machine, you can probably "wing" it, provided you can find a manual. Using those rules, I usually don't have a problem threading a strange machine. The placement of the needle can also be a little different from model to model.

As far as I know, Wards didn't make their own machines but did as Sears and had the machines made for them. My mother had an old brown Wards machine that was really nice (with the knee lever). Sometimes when companies do that the contract for the sewing machine (or whatever) may change often. Mom's wasn't the prettiest machine and it only sewed a straight stitch but it sewed very well. My grandmother was thrilled to give up her treadle when Mom bought a Touch and Sew and offered it to her in 1960's.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: Kylnne2
Date: 02-05-2006, 02:09 AM (10 of 10)
Way back when before I went to the Singer stores, I sold Wards machines for almost 5 yrs. Their models varied in features and quality and they do thread the same as most machines. They are not complicated in any way.
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