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    I hadn't seen this thread before but it wouldn't have mattered as before Friday we didn't have any New Home machines. Now we have three...

    The one that arrived Friday is a curious case. It was apparently made for New Home in West Germany and sold in Michigan in 1955 - it came with the original receipt, manuals (one for a New Home zig zag and one for a Free Westinghouse zig zag), part list for model CZ and NZ and lots of attachments. Unfortunately it also came with a broken bobbin winder bracket - part number G33004, or the whole assembly is number G34066 if someone has one lying around For the moment the bobbins can be wound on a different machine so that's not a huge deal as far as usability is concerned. After doing some scrounging around I'm pretty sure it's just a rebadged Anker RZ minus the pin cushion. The RZs seem to come up more often - though still not what you'd call frequently - so I'm hopeful of eventually finding a bobbin winder bracket replacement.

    Yesterday we picked up a New National by New Home model 4477 apparently made on Mayo 18, 1904 (at least that's what the stencil says.) Fun looking machine but it's missing the shuttle. The person we bought it from had a shuttle from a different machine to test it with and it appears to work just fine.

    On the way back home from picking up the 4477 we stopped at an antique store and found another one, which happens to look a lot like Cathy's from the previous post except it was electrified and in a (cheesy) case rather than in a treadle base.
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    One more tidbit about the zig zag machine. I just measured and, though I can't be sure without trying it out, it may well fit a Singer cabinet! Some of the Anker versions that I found while looking around were treadled.... Hmmmm....

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    Interesting. How did you get your pictures to all load on one window??? If I do that everything collapses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Interesting. How did you get your pictures to all load on one window??? If I do that everything collapses.
    Miriam,

    I use the Go Advanced button, then Manage Attachments. In the Manage Attachments screen I choose Upload files from your Computer, pick a file, press Upload and repeat for each picture. The downside of doing this (at least on the iPad) is that I haven't been able to mingle text and photographs yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Miriam,

    I use the Go Advanced button, then Manage Attachments. In the Manage Attachments screen I choose Upload files from your Computer, pick a file, press Upload and repeat for each picture. The downside of doing this (at least on the iPad) is that I haven't been able to mingle text and photographs yet.
    oh is that it. I can get a pic to come up some times - more than one pic - no way.
    I'll try again.
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    This one looks some what like a clone but there are some differences. I like the machine. It came in a bentwood case!
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    I was just doing some research and it seems the New Home shuttles/bobbins fit the New National. Tried it out and it seems to move freely but I'll have to actually get it threaded up before I can say for sure that it's working with the other shuttle.

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    I think many of the New Homes shared the same bobbins, shuttles and needles. I have a NH Mdl AB and a Greyhound New Home Mdl 30 that are completely different machines yet they use the same bobbins, shuttles and needles.
    I'm fairly sure they use the same bobbin winder too.

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    That New National is beyond beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanofNJ View Post
    That New National is beyond beautiful.
    It was the least expensive machine we got that day, too. The slide plates are corroded badly enough that they no longer meet properly and they're loose. It looks like the ones from the Type A that we got that day fit, though, so they shouldn't be too bad to replace if we decide to do so. We also need to find a shuttle and bobbins for it - does anyone have a reliable source for these? Fleabay (understandably) seems rife with Singer versions but sparse on other brands.

    Once this machine is cleaned up I think it's going to be a bit of a showpiece.

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    I am so glad I found this thread...I posted my New Home on the other thread and have not received any info at all. Ya'll seem to know more about it ...so I am posting my little beauty here. I cannot find a serial number or a model number anywhere on it. It does have 2 medallions with nekkid ladies on it! The cabinet is in really good shape and I found her on San Antonio's Craigslist for $40.00. She is beautiful and clean, no rust anywhere and sews smoothly and quietly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings View Post
    It does have 2 medallions with nekkid ladies on it!
    That's what I came to check out!

    It looks like an NLB. Needlebar might have more about that as well.
    http://needlebar.org/cm~nb/displayim...um=153&pos=158

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    The manual for the NLB is at ISMACS
    http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/manuals.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings View Post
    It does have 2 medallions with nekkid ladies on it!
    It's beautiful! My 11 yr old DS would be sitting in front of it, all the day long, just to look at the medallions....lol!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    I went to both sites...And the machine on the Neddlebar site looks just like mine..madallions too. I can;t figure out where they get the serial number. I found two numbers on the Westinghouse motor. 9562773-c and NP45213. Any ideas?

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    I have 3 of those machines - I never looked for naked ladies though... I was thinking about donating them to missions... maybe CL would be better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have 3 of those machines - I never looked for naked ladies though... I was thinking about donating them to missions... maybe CL would be better...
    Miriam! Wait! I need a bobbin case!

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    My sister surprised me last night with a sewing machine...a New Home ( I don't know much about it yet...except) It has a bobbin and bobbin case and they fit my other machine! She found it for $5 at a thrift store!Name:  new home.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    My sister surprised me last night with a sewing machine...a New Home ( I don't know much about it yet...except) It has a bobbin and bobbin case and they fit my other machine! She found it for $5 at a thrift store!Name:  new home.jpg
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Size:  392.2 KB It's pretty dirty. It's shiny only because I started wiping it down with sewing machine oil to clean it up. I called Janome and they said it was made between 1934 and 1942. Rockford, IL. Model AC.
    I betcha it has some pretty nice internals. Clean it up - see Glenn for sprucing up the finish.
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    I will. I have a back log of quilts to complete, but as soon as I'm caught up, I'll be working on this one. I was so excited when she brought it over. She was talking about a Singer she had when she was in high school. 1965 ish...it was black, classic Singer, but she got rid of it and got a "new" Kenmore. I would love to find a machine for her. She doesn't remember the model or much about it, just that the ones I've collected now are reminding her of that long gone machine.

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    I figured out the timing for my New Home Light Running treadle today. It didn't have a bobbin case when I got it, so I really didn't know if it would ever sew. It was locked up when I got it. The rods and bushings in the bottom of the machine were not moving. After taking it apart and soaking the parts in PB Blaster, I put it back together.

    Using a picture I took before I took it apart, I adjusted the bobbin "spinner". It took a little tinkering, but it is now sewing. It still needs a proper belt, but it's working. I have a rope in place of a leather belt and it slips a bit, but it's working well enough to try it out. I'm so surprised that I was actually able to get it to work. I had serious doubts for this machine for such a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    I figured out the timing for my New Home Light Running treadle today. It didn't have a bobbin case when I got it, so I really didn't know if it would ever sew. It was locked up when I got it. The rods and bushings in the bottom of the machine were not moving. After taking it apart and soaking the parts in PB Blaster, I put it back together.

    Using a picture I took before I took it apart, I adjusted the bobbin "spinner". It took a little tinkering, but it is now sewing. It still needs a proper belt, but it's working. I have a rope in place of a leather belt and it slips a bit, but it's working well enough to try it out. I'm so surprised that I was actually able to get it to work. I had serious doubts for this machine for such a long time.
    You may find over time that you do not need to take a machine apart so much just to clean it.
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    It looks like it is in great shape, very good, enjoy

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