Got two more

Old 08-05-2013, 05:47 AM
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picked up two more machines.paid $40.
a 1951 singer model 127 and a westinghouse type f. dont know the year.it's a nlb508560
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:01 AM
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Awesome machines!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:39 AM
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The New Home NLB takes obsolete needles, CC1221. And the handwheel turns backwards to sew. I was lucky to find one with a couple of needles. There are ways to modify regular needles but I have not done it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:23 PM
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I think it's neat that the needle shape is a decal on the bed! There is a guide on how to grind a 15 x 1. They eye has to be at the right height -- the overall length is not as important:
http://myperfectstitch.blogspot.com/...r-classic.html

This Free-Westinghouse looks a lot like yours and this fellow also grinds down needles:
http://thinmansewing.blogspot.com/20...d-me-home.html

I wonder if you can use a too-short needle (like a 24 x 1) and experiment with not sliding it all the way up into the needle bar.
Here's a needle chart from ismacs:
http://www.ismacs.net/needle_and_sha...lat-shank.html

Nice finds!
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:03 PM
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The New Homes are great machines. Be careful of the sewing bed, they can crack easily if they hit abruptly. I think the machine is aluminum so they are quite delicate. Other than that very nice.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:26 PM
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Great finds! Congratulations!
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:50 AM
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Congrats on the great finds!
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