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Thread: New Home Vintage Sewing Machines Club

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    Hi.
    I just bought a New Home treadle machine (craigslist). I haven't figured out out to post photos yet, but the cabinet looks exactly like the one Queen posted in message 39, and the machine looks like the ones posted more recently by cabbagepatchkid and Minerva.
    I spent most of yesterday cleaning and oiling it (although I haven't been brave enough to try taking the faceplate off). It is running fairly well now, although still a little uneven. I have a couple of questions:
    (1) I can't find a serial number anywhere. Is it supposed to be on one of the sliding plates down to where the shuttle bobbin is? Unfortunately, both of those plates are more deteriorated than any other place on the machine. I can read "------Running" and "Trademark" (with an animal between) on the top plate. On the bottom plate, I can read "Notice" and then something about cotton needles below that. Then "New Home," "S M (something) CO," then "Orange (something)," and finally "USA." Below that is really corroded, so if the serial number was there, it seems to be lost forever.
    (2) Can anyone estimate when this machine was made? Even a range of years? I know it's hard without the serial number.
    (3) There is an empty needle case in one of the drawers that says "Boye Brand" aize 12. Would that be the correct size needle for this machine?
    (4) I've read that model A New Home machines (which is what I think this machine is) can have either narrow or wide shuttles. Where do I measure the shuttle to see what size it is? And can anyone tell me how to wind thread onto the shuttle? The shuttle winder on the front does turn when the machine is pedaled, but I don't know how to use it.
    Thanks for any help!!
    Vicki

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    just got this one,dont know what year it is.nlb508560 is the number on it.
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    Here is some information I had found and it had serial numbers with it. http://www.treadleon.net/whitesm/whites.html. Also http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/manufacture_dates.html Here you can download manuals http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/new-ho...e-manuals.html On the ismacs website, you can look up New Home and get at least some idea how old it is. Mary

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    Here is my new home that a retired lady at work just gave me. S/n 1656885 medallion shows made in West Germany. Anybody know vintage? Excellent shape. Just had to dust her out and give her a drink. Zig zag, embroidery & buttonhole option. However I have no manual and it appears the only way to load bobbin is by tipping back the head. It is cast so this is not very handy. Is there something I don't know (most likely). Also this appears to be a 3/4 size so now it is the biggest harp I own since my other 2 machines are a FW and a brother XL3750. Oh and my old ww9 treadle which I guess really has the largest harp. Still looking for that older singer with a large harp for FMQ a larger quilt.

    now the new home has a high shank foot. Where can I get a walking foot and FMQ foot for it?
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    I just today bought this New Home treadle. It is dated 1892. The decals are about gone, one of the covers is missing and the manual is in tatters- but the cabinet is cool, the shuttle is there and there was an extra spool for the shuttle and there was a box of attachments. I will need to find needles, a manual and definitely the other piece of the cover plate (the part with the patent numbers on it). Any information would be greatly appreciated.Name:  image.jpg
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    sewmom, love that cabinet. really nice.

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    Beautiful Cabinet!

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    is this thread still active. I have a hand crank and would like to discuss with someone

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    it appears to be now. hehe Discuss away!

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    I got so many sewing machines I need a "New Home".

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