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Thread: "New Companion" treadle sewing machine

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    "New Companion" treadle sewing machine

    Have a friend that got this machine from her DS for her birthday. She has most of the manual but not where it tell what needls size she needs for it, so that is the ifo i am looking for for her, she's not on the computer at all. The cabnit is in wonderful shape and she would like to sewon it if posible. Thanks for any help!
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    ppquilter,

    That machine looks a lot like a NewHome. I suspect it "might" use the 20x1 needles. I see it has it's original needle, compare it to a 15x1. The 20x1 is a bit longer, but otherwise the same.

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    [QUOTE=J Miller;5520664]ppquilter,

    That machine looks a lot like a NewHome. I suspect it "might" use the 20x1 needles. I see it has it's original needle, compare it to a 15x1. The 20x1 is a bit longer, but otherwise the same.

    The needle thats in it doesn't seem to fit it thats why I was asking, no sure what needle size it is so will try the 20 X 1 to see if that helps her, thanks Joe!

    Anyone on here have a copy of the Hew Home manual i can get so she'll have a complete manual??? Please and Thanks!
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    [QUOTE=ppquilter;5521015]
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    ppquilter,

    That machine looks a lot like a NewHome. I suspect it "might" use the 20x1 needles. I see it has it's original needle, compare it to a 15x1. The 20x1 is a bit longer, but otherwise the same.

    The needle thats in it doesn't seem to fit it thats why I was asking, no sure what needle size it is so will try the 20 X 1 to see if that helps her, thanks Joe!

    Anyone on here have a copy of the Hew Home manual i can get so she'll have a complete manual??? Please and Thanks!
    I have a New Companion and it is made by Davis and takes 15x1 needle most Davis machines takes a Davis long or boye 10 needle. All my other Davis machines take a boye 10

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    On some machines that information is also on the slide plates.

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    Is there a flat side to those needles, like today and if so which side should the flat side go to? Any one have a threading diagram of these machines? Maybe she doesn't have it threaded correctly?
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    I'd bet all the dust bunnies in my wallet that's a New Home made machine. It is just too similar to my New Home AB to be otherwise. I don't have a good picture of my machine to post and I'm having trouble with Photobucket right now so I can't download any.

    The needles, weather 20x1 or 15x1 do have a flat shank and the flat goes to the right. And from that I can see in the 3rd picture, that needle is too long to be a 15x1. The 20x1 is only about an 1/8" to 3/16" longer than a 15x1, so the needle in it might be longer than the 20x1. It just looks too long in the pic.

    From what I can see in your pics the machine is threaded correctly, and the thread goes into the needle from the left to the right.

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    I just looked in my New Companion manual and it takes a 15x1 with the flat side to right facing the needle bar . I still say it is a Davis machine sold by Perry Mason( a dealer only) I am sending a copy ot the threading
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    Threading of New Companion (ca1910)

    Here is the threading instructions
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    I conferred with our resident Davis authority, Jon ( jlhmnj) via email, and he said:

    Hi Joe,


    It's a New Home in the picture. I believe there is also a New Companion made by Davis. Davis always has a square needle plate on there underfeeds.


    Jon
    Thanks Jon, I was pretty sure it was a New Home, but I was beginning to waver. I didn't know about the square needle plate, or I'd forgotten about it.
    I guess I get to keep the dust bunnines in my wallet .

    Joe

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