1953 New Home

Old 01-17-2017, 01:18 PM
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Iris and I were hours late to an auction. I was bidding on some books. The sewing machines were already gone. Or so I thought.

Someone said one machine had not been sold. "The one in the cabinet over there. And we have a bid." I had glanced at it, but that was all. Two bids later it was mine. Friction wheel isn't all round and it is noisy, but it stitches.

Well used and clean. Another greyhound in the pack.
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:19 AM
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The one decal needs to be censored

Nice looking sewing machine.

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LOL, I think it's Nike flying in with the victory ;- )

It looks very nice, sleek lines, all in gold and lots of space under the harp. I think sewclassic has friction wheels, and as an immedeate releaf we run a sanding paper against them. Your machine has the tensioner in the same place as a model 15; I'm wondering which type of bobbins it takes?
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Mom had a New Home in early 50's, I'm sure no decals though!
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You have to let us know how it improves with cleaning, oiling and tending to the friction wheel. Water transfers like these are hardly ever in as nice condition as on your machine, so be very careful when cleaning. My old Raleigh 3 speed had this type, they are usually not protected by a layer of lacquer like gold decals on Singers. The ones on my bike is mostly gone by now. They can take ever so light wiping off and the glaze type resin polish works well to protect them (the more gritty type is dubious), but be careful with either of them.

Regarding the round decals; does it say France 1888? I wonder if its' a gold metal won at a world fair or something like that; it would explain Nike flying in with laurel wreath and flutes. There's a leaping dog there to, I don't think I have seen it on other New Home machines.

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If one goes to my profile, then to my pics... Pic #7 show a VS New Home with the "Silent Running" greyhound.
My older NHs don't have the dog. Dog is in the manual too.


This machine has a lot of wear marks on it. Cleaning will be minimal. And yes I know what you mean about old Raleigh decals. Same with the Robin Hoods or Brit Hercules ones.
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