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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    I had the Olde English in my hand at the store today. I wasn't sure about whether to go with the light or dark. I think dark will cover more blemishes, but it a moot point for now. We are starting a 12 inch snowfall. I'll be grounded tomorrow.

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    For those of you still looking for Liquid Gold, you can get it with FREE SHIPPING from the manufacturer this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    You did great on the deal and they offered the shuttle machines even into the mid 60's. Kenmore had one in 1965.

    Billy
    Wow Billy this site is so educational!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Nancy the New Home Sewing Machine Company started out in 1879 so you might want to look at the plate one more time and be sure of the number. I have the companies production records and I can date it for you but I need a good number to work off of.

    Billy
    Billy, this is the SS # NHR 114370. I did find out that New Home started using a number in front of the serial number in 1930. I think Janome bought New Home out in the 60's? That means my machine has to be sometime in between!

    I haven't had time to take pictures -- busy all day with horses and Christmas decorations!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter

    Nancy,
    I have a New Home treadle made in 1891. Call this number and they can give you the year of manufacture.
    1-800-631-0183
    Mine is a flat tension, vibrating shuttle, Series A and I was lucky enough to find the manual on Needlebar.
    There is a picture of mine on page 466 of this shop.
    Judy
    Wow Judy, my New Home is much newer than yours. What a beautiful machine and cabinet! My machine had a motor, now missing, and had to be made after 1930 because of the serial number preceded by letters.

    Your machine is much prettier, but I like mine too!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    My 319 came in a cabinet just like this one. It's a darker color.I really like it because you have plenty of leg room.[/quote]

    Trish that is a really neat cabinet. I have never seen one - in person - like that. When I got my Rocketeer, 501A, it was in a cabinet that had the little feet like that. During that era everything had those feet -- dinning room tables, end tables, seems like everything did!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter

    Nancy,
    I have a New Home treadle made in 1891. Call this number and they can give you the year of manufacture.
    1-800-631-0183
    Mine is a flat tension, vibrating shuttle, Series A and I was lucky enough to find the manual on Needlebar.
    There is a picture of mine on page 466 of this shop.
    Judy
    Wow Judy, my New Home is much newer than yours. What a beautiful machine and cabinet! My machine had a motor, now missing, and had to be made after 1930 because of the serial number preceded by letters.

    Your machine is much prettier, but I like mine too!

    Nancy
    Nancy,
    The serial number on mine is L054685. So even in 1891 they used a letter before the numbers. Thank you for the compliment on my machine and cabinet. Took a lot of work to get it to that point.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter
    The serial number on mine is L054685. So even in 1891 they used a letter before the numbers. Thank you for the compliment on my machine and cabinet. Took a lot of work to get it to that point.
    Judy
    Really, that just goes to show we can't believe everything we read! I read that New Home didn't put letters in front of the serial numbers until 1930. Now, I am even more interested in the year of my machine. I will have to call that number on Monay and find out what year mine was made, although, I know it is not anywhere near the age of yours.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter
    The serial number on mine is L054685. So even in 1891 they used a letter before the numbers. Thank you for the compliment on my machine and cabinet. Took a lot of work to get it to that point.
    Judy
    Really, that just goes to show we can't believe everything we read! I read that New Home didn't put letters in front of the serial numbers until 1930. Now, I am even more interested in the year of my machine. I will have to call that number on Monay and find out what year mine was made, although, I know it is not anywhere near the age of yours.

    Nancy
    It seems like a lot of the serial numbers for the various machines are lots of guesswork as far as when some of them were made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Quote Originally Posted by patdesign
    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    My featherweight box has a very musty smell, as well. How do you get rid of that smell?
    Here are several things you can do:
    1. Open the case up, remove the machine and give it a good wipe down with a disinfectant like lysol spray. Dry it out and let it sit for a few days before returning machine. In the meantime check to see if the machine has acquired the odor, if it has then you will need to change the inside felt oil drip pad to a new one (find these online easily).

    2. If the above does not work, the next steps are to pack the case full of newspaper and place in a hot car trunk for about a week, I have often changed the paper inside every other day when the odor is bad. Since it is not summer, an alternative is hanging one of those work lights inside and letting the heat kill off the micro organisms, however the newspaper ng works well even with out the car trunk, just takes longer if it doesn't get hot.

    3. To keep the odor from returning place a new box of opened safeguard (ONLY) soap in the box inside the case and close up the case with deodorized machine, and it will keep the case from getting that awful smell. There are other things to do, but these are the easiest and usually one or a combo of several will do the job. I have probably owned over a hundred featherweights over the years (I sell them)and about half of them had to be de-odorized. :)
    Why only safeguard? My featherweight case came with a bar of lever 2000 inside and I'm assuming they've kept it in there for years. It's in a ziploc that is not zipped. I like the lever 2000 because it's what dh uses and I'm used to the smell (I'm very sensitive to perfumy smells)
    The Safeguard seems to combat the odor better, and the box is left open so that the "fragrance" of the safeguard can permeate the case. Havent tried Lever, but maybe other anti bacterial sops would work. :)

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