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Old 06-11-2021, 12:49 PM
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Hi, I'm new to the group, I'm from Lancashire, England.
I have just inhereted a new to me vintage sewing machine and I'm looking for anyone who knows anything about this brand, and any advice on bringing it back to life. Its a 'New Sterling' foot treadle machine, I can't find a single you tube video on how to use it or maintain it.
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:53 PM
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Welcome to the group from Nevada . I'm not your ga l-- I only wish I owned a treadle, but you'll get lots of info from board members over the next few days. Enjoy the journey!
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:04 PM
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Thankyou, I will look forward to hearing back from everyone 😊
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:57 PM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I might compare yours against a Singer to see if they are similar. Most antique machines can be brought back to life but needles may be a problem.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:14 PM
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Welcome to the boards! I did some looking but not much finding other than pictures, some of them are gorgeous. You might want to post in the vintage section,
https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...thusiasts-f22/

I did find a person looking for information (sadly not much was shared) from this site back in around 2011.

There were also Japanese made Sterlings much like my Remington or the Morse's you see, they liked western culture sounding names.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:29 PM
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Welcome to Quilting Board. There is a forum here for vintage and antique machines at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...thusiasts-f22/ You might try posting a picture of your machine there. 'Back in the day' there were a few manufactures and if a company bought so many machines, the company could put any name on that they wanted. Consequently you will see the same machine with several different names on it. Needlebar used to have a great photo gallery that was fun to browse to see many of the machines from various manufacturers. It still is a good resource for some information about antique machines. There were many badged machines and Needlebar compiled a list of lots of them. I found New Sterling was used as badge name for both National and Free. It is possible that it could have been by either or by another company altogether.

Possibly someone could identify which manufacturer of your machine if you post a picture at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...thusiasts-f22/
We like pictures. In order to post pictures on Quilting Board, you will probably need to reduce or compress the picture to a file size that is smaller than 2MB. How to post images can be found at https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...020-01-17-.pdf
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I have found that only the big red "Reply" button or "Quote" work to give me the paper clip icon to work for adding pictures.
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Some additional info regarding reducing images at post #4 and images for the scroll and upload button can be found at #5 of https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...d-t312607.html

Or simply - Make sure pictures are smaller than 2MB
Click on red "Reply" button
Click on the paper clip icon
Click browse - choose picture/s. (only 5 allowed per post)
Once they show up as being loaded, Scroll over to the right side and click on "Upload"
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Old 06-12-2021, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
Welcome to Quilting Board. There is a forum here for vintage and antique machines at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...thusiasts-f22/ You might try posting a picture of your machine there. 'Back in the day' there were a few manufactures and if a company bought so many machines, the company could put any name on that they wanted. Consequently you will see the same machine with several different names on it. Needlebar used to have a great photo gallery that was fun to browse to see many of the machines from various manufacturers. It still is a good resource for some information about antique machines. There were many badged machines and Needlebar compiled a list of lots of them. I found New Sterling was used as badge name for both National and Free. It is possible that it could have been by either or by another company altogether.

Possibly someone could identify which manufacturer of your machine if you post a picture at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...thusiasts-f22/
We like pictures. In order to post pictures on Quilting Board, you will probably need to reduce or compress the picture to a file size that is smaller than 2MB. How to post images can be found at https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...020-01-17-.pdf
Don't forget to scroll over to the far right to find and click on the "Upload" button.

I have found that only the big red "Reply" button or "Quote" work to give me the paper clip icon to work for adding pictures.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...p-location.jpg

Some additional info regarding reducing images at post #4 and images for the scroll and upload button can be found at #5 of https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...d-t312607.html

Or simply - Make sure pictures are smaller than 2MB
Click on red "Reply" button
Click on the paper clip icon
Click browse - choose picture/s. (only 5 allowed per post)
Once they show up as being loaded, Scroll over to the right side and click on "Upload"
After the pictures show up as being attached, you can close that window and go back to the screen to finish posting your post.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
Not affiliated with off-site link(s)
Hopefully these should upload now
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