Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: 1891 New Home Sewing Machine

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    Just wanted to know if anyone may know what the value of this machine might be. I paid $75.00 for it.
    Attached Images Attached Images



  2. #2
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124
    ask billy
    lostn51( i thiink)

  3. #3
    Super Member icon17's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Washington,State
    Posts
    1,689
    Ask Billy ' lostin51 ' something like that is his user name 8-)

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    I new to this, so how do I get this to Billy.

    Thanks

  5. #5
    Super Member sak658's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    down Houston way...
    Posts
    1,528
    Blog Entries
    1
    Go up to top and click on search, put in lostn51 and click on his name and there will be his profile, and you can click on PM and write him a message and click on send. We will answer you back...

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    Thank you so much for your help !

  7. #7
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    click on user list and put his name in the search there :D:D:D
    She is a beauty!!!

  8. #8
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,299
    Looks like it needs a belt. Billy told me that one can be made from a 6' leather boot lace. Cut it to fit then hand sew it together with heavy thread or cord. I've bought the lace but haven't made a new one yet for my own or for my friend's.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    thanks for the info

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    Thank Amma, She news some TLC, but for being 119 years old, she still looks pertty good.

  11. #11
    Cyn
    Cyn is offline
    Super Member Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville NC
    Posts
    6,761
    Blog Entries
    17
    Nice machine!

  12. #12
    pookie ookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Trifid Nebula
    Posts
    1,305
    Oh, that's cute!

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Bikini Bottom
    Posts
    5,746
    You paid a fair price for the machine and I love the cabinet! That and the fact that you have the accessories to go with it maes it that much better. :thumbup:

    Billy

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    Thanks

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    So, I didn't get ripped off?

  16. #16
    Super Member grammyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    2,488
    I don't know about the machine, but the cabinet is well worth that. New Home is a good machine, my grandmother had one (not a treadle). I think you got a great deal, she is beautiful.

  17. #17

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    If I wanted to restore this machine, is there anywhere I could get details of the art work on the machine.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    What's a treadle? I really don't know anything about sewing or sewing machines. I just like old antiques. When I paid 75.00 for it I wasn't sure if I got a deal or got ripped off.

  19. #19
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Bikini Bottom
    Posts
    5,746
    Quote Originally Posted by smhardison
    What's a treadle? I really don't know anything about sewing or sewing machines. I just like old antiques. When I paid 75.00 for it I wasn't sure if I got a deal or got ripped off.
    The treadle is the power source of the machine, the cast iron stand it is sitting on. If you bought it for the an investment then dont expect a huge return. Sewing machines are one of the worst investments to make. Their value is going up but very slowly. Now antique autos is a whole 'nuther ball game!

    The reason to own an antique or vintage sewing machine is because you enjoy using them or you like the memories it brings.

    Billy

  20. #20

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    Yea, I really wasn't planning on trying to resale it. Just wanted to know if you thought I paid to much for it. Was the original art work on these machines hand painted or were they decals. If they where decals can they be purchased anywhere.

    Thank
    Sam

  21. #21
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Bikini Bottom
    Posts
    5,746
    they were decals and as far as I know they do not reproduce them for the machines.

    Billy

  22. #22

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    thanks for you reply Billy. Do you now of any web sites that may show detail of what original decals might have looked like. I have a good friend who is a great artist who said he would hand paint it on the machine if I could come up with some picture of what the original decals looked like.

  23. #23
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Bikini Bottom
    Posts
    5,746
    The NeedleBar.org would be my first choice, then ISMACS, but you can always try the Smithsonian.

    Billy

  24. #24

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    12
    Thanks, again

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.