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Thread: New Home treadle_? Model and approx age

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    New Home treadle_? Model and approx age

    Hi all,
    Anyone have knowledge of this machine's age and model? Picked it up this morning from CL posting. There are a ton of attachments and tid bits in the drawers but I haven't had the time to go through it all yet. Her bonnet, table and drawers are in pretty nice shape:-) A little 'Glenn' elixer and she'll be a looker for sure.

    I did a quick search without much results with the exception it must be an 'older' gal because of the square corners.

    She was a bit tight but a touch of oil and a minute or two of coaxing, she's turning pretty sweet like.

    I am anticipating getting this gal cleaned up, machine, cabinet and treadle then give 'er a go. Want to hear her sounds. Be a bit yet, we're still on the tail end of all the 'wedding' hoopla.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Oh, she was a freebie :-)

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    I don't know the model number but she really looks like my New Home AB. Was probably made in the late teens to early twenties. On the back should be a screw, maybe two holding a cover on. Remove it. The insides should look like the inside of my machine:
    My new project: New Home mdl ?????
    Oil, oil, oil, oil, and grease the gears. Tri-Flow grease worked wonders to my machine.
    Will probably take 20x1 needles that can still be had:
    http://www.sewingshop.com/singerindu...dles-20x1.aspx
    It might be you can short seat a 15x1 too. I can do that with mine, but it sews sooooo much better with a 20x1 in it.
    I don't know what size bobbins yours takes, but mine takes a Boye #3, same as my New Home Greyhound.

    Nice machine, love those flowers on the bed. Are they mother of pearl inlays?

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    Whigrose and Joe,
    To date your New Home machines call 1-800-631-0183 which is Janome but they have the old records for New Home. You'll need your serial number. I have two New Home coffin top treadle sewing machines which are dated 1882 and 1891. Both have the square bed corners rather than round.
    Judy

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    Judy,

    Thanks, I'll do that tomorrow.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter View Post
    Whigrose and Joe,
    ...You'll need your serial number.
    Judy
    Hi Judy,
    Where do I find the serial number? I have looked but haven't seen anything.

    Thanks,
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    Whigrose,

    The serial number is on and or under the front slide plate on my two New Homes.

    Joe

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    Google New Home Sewing machines - I found the age of mine with teh serial number -mine was made in 1917. Was my grandmothers - and the machine she taught me to sew on.
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    Joe and Judy,
    Yesterday I didn't see the numbers on the plate- they are so small but walking past the machine this morning the light was just right to show indents and sure enough it was the serial number-119,298. According to the info on ISMACs website, this machine dates around 1879.

    The young woman who gave her up said her mom loved to have old machines as decoration. Yes, that is mop inlay on her bed. Gave her some oil and she is now moves very smoothly.

    Thanks for the help folks.

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    You are now the envy of virtually all old sewing machine collectors--your machine is a MOP, or one that has Mother of Pearl on it as a decoration. Lucky, lucky, lucky! Enjoy.

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