Authorized reproduction of the users / instruction manual for an American Sewing Machine Company sewing machine. It may be treadle or hand crank operated and is based on the Singer model 12 and 13. It has a transverse shuttle which means that the bobbin and shuttle travel in a straight line from left to right and right to left or in other words; parallel to the user. This manual applies to all of the machines named American that are seen in the illustrations from this manual and are shown in this listing. Click on the image to the left of this description to view them. The manual has basic user information as well as some troubleshooting and quite a bit of attachments information. This manual is over 120 years old so it is a bit rough and has been taped but it is complete and copies nicely.