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    I doubt if you are going to find much info on that - are you needing a manual? how to work it? have you figured out how to make it zz? What are you needing?
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    I am hoping to find a manual. I see that one was sold at some point on vendio. I have a 54 necchi .. so, I may be able to figure it out, but directions would be fantastic. The button sticks a little. But, it is missing the needle clamp So, although the machine appears to run smoothly and well, I don't have the part to make the needle stay.

    To tell the truth I am not a fantastic "sewer" but love sewing machines. So, I have a collection of them that are getting ready for their new room. Here is a question, though .. I worry about what kind of oil to use and have opted for my husbands bicycle product which is an all-purpose with teflon .. any thoughts on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsmithswife View Post
    I am hoping to find a manual. I see that one was sold at some point on vendio. I have a 54 necchi .. so, I may be able to figure it out, but directions would be fantastic. The button sticks a little. But, it is missing the needle clamp So, although the machine appears to run smoothly and well, I don't have the part to make the needle stay.

    To tell the truth I am not a fantastic "sewer" but love sewing machines. So, I have a collection of them that are getting ready for their new room. Here is a question, though .. I worry about what kind of oil to use and have opted for my husbands bicycle product which is an all-purpose with teflon .. any thoughts on that?
    Your bicycle oil might get that button freed up - needle clamp parts are available on sew-classic and other sites for vintage machines. I don't know about instructions.
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    Thanks! I will have to keep looking, but do appreciate the feedback

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    Are there any markings on the bottom that would indicate a Japanese made machine? Usually J- something in raised letters on the underside of the machine? Somewhere I found a list of Japanese makers of sewing machines and what their codes were...maybe on the Yahoo group site for Japanese machines

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    Wow, beautiful machines. Mine is very simlar to BoJangles, except for the IDEAL decal.
    Here's a picture of my Old New Home. A model T No 3. It's called an Ideal. I like the 3/4 size of it.
    It has a motor but all the wireing is old, so I took the motor off and want to switch it over to a hand crank. It is light weight for an old machine and want to take it to Quilt Guild for when we do piecing.
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    What a beautiful machine!
    Billy this is old post but crossing my fingers you can help me. I have recently acquired two New Homes- # 2448632 & NP45314-thank-you. Happy Holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    Billy this is old post but crossing my fingers you can help me. I have recently acquired two New Homes- # 2448632 & NP45314-thank-you. Happy Holidays.
    dee
    Hi Dee....what do you need help with? The New Home in the bottom pic looks just like mine except your silver parts are shinier than mine. It's very simple machine to clean. I have step by step pics of when I cleaned the inside of the area over the needle, if you need me to share them with you.

    The little do-hicky, on the top, is the tensioner believe it or not. Loosen the screw for looser tension and tighten the screw to tighten your tension. What kind of cabinet is it sitting in?
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Here is a New Home 372 - it was made by Janome - it is a very nice solid machine and easy to use. I wish it had a manual anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Here is a New Home 372 - it was made by Janome - it is a very nice solid machine and easy to use. I wish it had a manual anyway.
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    I was able to email Janome and they sent me a link to a PDF manual and it was free!!! YEAH!!! great little machine.
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    We're getting close to re-assembling the treadle cabinet. I have a question about the placement of the piece of fabric (canvas?) that is on the underside of the cabinet. I really believe it was removed at one time and put back on wrong. Is the cable that lifts the front piece - has the words New Home on it - supposed to go through that piece of fabric? It seems to make more sense to me that if it is to catch threads, etc while the machine is in use, that it would just be attached to the bottom of the piece that holds the machine head. Any thoughts? I'm really looking forward to getting this put back together. The rain is delaying my painting of the base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    Here are a couple of "before" and "after" pics of my New Home.

    I am wondering if anyone knows if the faceplate comes off or not so would love to hear from someone who has this same machine. It's a Series A. I can't seem to find anyplace where it would come apart.

    The flat metal part on top is the tension! You tighten or loosen the screw to adjust the tension. I really love the Maas metal polish. Even though the metal pieces still look old they are now as smooth as a baby's bottom

    Cathy,
    Is the metal polish the only thing you used to clean her up? I'm worried about messing up my decals.

    Thanks,
    Patricia

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    Love it, did you use car paint?

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    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/3529360186.html

    here is a cool New Home for sale at a decent price....

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    Although I prefer to use my 1890 New Home treadle, my first machine I bought was a New Home in 1967 when my son was born so we could make clothes for him. I guess 1967 makes it a vintage machine. I have use this to redo car interiors and upholster furniture and all sorts of heavy sewing.

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    I have a New Home that I am just not sure what to do with it. Not attached, she came as a package deal, she does need a new motor-at least to me because the wires are bad and I don't do wiring.
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    I'm trying to decide if I should leave this alone or do Glenn's instructions? I did try to clean up the decals a little bit last night using sewing machine oil, but was afraid to rub too hard. There was already a little silvering before I started. I did uncover some decals that I couldn't see before.
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    Other pictures are here - http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17922.html

    And I finally called the Janome number and the nice lady told me my machine dates to 1911.

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    With luck she will be all put back together tomorrow afternoon. We finished putting the top together today. Need to pick up a missing washer & nut (from my before pics it was missing from the get-go) tomorrow and a new belt. Then we can put the base together tomorrow. I'm so excited!

    And only one wood screw left over! LOL

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    hey folks, I picked this up yesterday in an antique store for $15. I do not actually have a "New Home" machine but i felt that I should buy it before it became part of some steampunk display project...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Although I prefer to use my 1890 New Home treadle, my first machine I bought was a New Home in 1967 when my son was born so we could make clothes for him. I guess 1967 makes it a vintage machine. I have use this to redo car interiors and upholster furniture and all sorts of heavy sewing.

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    I have this exact same model New Home. I bought it used back in 1990 and love it. Unfortunately the spring in the tension assembly broke and I can't find another one. I ordered one from the New Home/ Janome site but it didn't work.

    If anyone here knows where I can find the right spring or the whole assembly I would be SO happy.
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    mcfay, I get my parts from my local sewing machine shop. He sales New Home/Janome sewing machines. This machines has never given me any problems and it will sew thru anything. What part of Tx are you from? I am a fellow TX born in Decatur, TX and went to NTSU.
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    I'm southeast of Dallas. I took my tension assembly that was in pieces to a Janome dealer in Mesquite and he couldn't help me. I found another one just like mine at a flea market but the tension disk were rusted. I should have bought it and I could have used my disk on the tension. But I didn't and I haven't seen the guy since and that was about a month or so ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcfay View Post
    I'm southeast of Dallas. I took my tension assembly that was in pieces to a Janome dealer in Mesquite and he couldn't help me. I found another one just like mine at a flea market but the tension disk were rusted. I should have bought it and I could have used my disk on the tension. But I didn't and I haven't seen the guy since and that was about a month or so ago.
    I am going to my local shop on Friday and I will see if he has one and if he does I will pick it up for you.
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    mcfay go to www.premiersewing.com and go to search block and search for take up spring or upper tension for New Home model 446 and see if that is the spring you need. It is less than a dollar
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    On post #63 on this thread is a New Home Model NLB. Does anyone know if that is a full-sized or 3/4 size machine? And how heavy it is. The NeedleBar site says it is made of alloy, so I'm thinking it might be fairly light?
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