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Older Bernina Hi, My Name is Laurie, I have recently obtained a Bernina 530-1 from ny Grandmothers estate... From what I understand, it is a very good machine, but certainly I am looking for a manual for this machine, but having no luck any suggestions?? Thanks, Laurie

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Go to the BerninaUSA web site, select Support, then scroll down to Out Of Print Manuals.

I have several Bernina 530 models (made mostly in the 50's and 60's) and they are wonderful machines, but then I love mechanical things! Plus, I love the green and cream colors!

Just be sure to clean and oil it regularly to keep it working well.

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Hello Laurie

If you are still looking for a free of coast manual for the Bernina 530 (530-1 and 530-2 are idendically in handling and using) I can send you the free link.

With regards from Switzerland


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