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    Old 11-11-2011, 08:34 PM
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    I just got my new toy all cleaned up and trying to figure all the things out. It's my 2nd old one and I'm not really looking to start another collection of anything. It's an electric New Home sewing "T" NO 3 Lit Special. It appears to be in good condition but very well used. I was hoping the "Lit" meant it had a light on it somewhere but no. I thought it was missing a belt but the dealer I bought it from said it wasn't...motor works but doesn't engage with the wheel so I am thinking he is wrong. There are 2 holes under the wheel but nowhere underneath for a belt to go through. The only information I could find on it says it is a 1926 but the carving on the ends and the wiring seems a little earlier. So, I'm just full of questions and I would like to get it running but not sure where to start.
    My other one...my first old one... is an oak 1917 Redeye Singer 7 drawer treadle in really nice condition which just needs a belt. The one that came with it appears to be a brand new one but haven't convinced my son to try to hook it up for me. I have directions...love the internet for that!
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    Old 11-12-2011, 05:47 AM
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    Sounds like you will need to put a belt on your New Home. What type of cabinet is it in....regular (for electric) or a treadle cabinet. The two holes under the wheel makes me think that it may have been used as a treadle machine at some point in it's life. Can you post some pictures?
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    Old 11-14-2011, 11:30 AM
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    Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Sounds like you will need to put a belt on your New Home. What type of cabinet is it in....regular (for electric) or a treadle cabinet. The two holes under the wheel makes me think that it may have been used as a treadle machine at some point in it's life. Can you post some pictures?
    Thanks, did not realize someone had answered this....thanks. Assume it is a table model because carrying case is original..everything matches up and motor appears to be original also...slot matches up to attach. Cord hooks up with tin splicer and two cords connect to pedal and plug and wiring seems even earlier than 1926. Holes go all the way thru except a piece of veneer is missing down the center.
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    Old 11-14-2011, 03:06 PM
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    Is it sitting on a treadle cabinet top, in the first picture? Even if it isn't a treadle machine it will still need a smaller belt that will attach from the hand wheel to the motor. You can see the thing that is sticking out the side of the motor in the 2nd picture. When you step on the foot control to run the motor, then the thing sticking out (with the belt around it) will spin and this will make the belt turn the hand wheel which will then make your needle go up and down. I hope this is clearer than mud!

    I'm not sure why the dealer said that you don't need a belt because you do need a belt. Do you have more pictures from a little further away so that we can see the whole machine?
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    Old 11-14-2011, 04:03 PM
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    It is sitting on an oak treadle machine which may have confused you...sorry. I'm sure the case is complete but cannot explain the holes. I think you are probably right about the smaller belt so will try to figure how to get one on. When I bought it, my concern was the motor which works fine when the dealer plugged it in. Thanks for your help.
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    Old 02-20-2012, 04:27 PM
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    Lynn, did you ever figure this one out?

    Your machine runs using a "friction wheel", and somehow, (I need better pictures, please) that rubber wheel needs to make contact with the handwheel when the motor's running...
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