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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    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?
    It is full sized. Not very heavy at all. You want one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It is full sized. Not very heavy at all. You want one?
    I'm considering it. I'm watching a couple on E-Bay. I had hoped it was a 3/4 size (like the Singer 99) as I'm looking for an inexpensive machine to take to classes. Plus I think it is absolutely gorgeous--probably not the best criteria for buying yet another machine! If you have one for sale, please PM me.
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    Dear Billy,
    I have a New Home NHR with the serial# NHR113282. When I called the number given above, they said it wasn't in their data-base. It has an unusual wood cabnet and it still sports the "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" with its own serial number and a UL sticker. The top splits evenly on top. If you can help, that would be lovely!
    Tammy

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    started this thread already, but I guess this New Ideal "D" is actually a New Home "D" in disguise....
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...d-t213087.html

    The Decals are amazing, but the construction of this unit does not seem to be altogether "Ideal" it is a very basic mechanism and the tolerances seem a bit casual. The W&W's from the 1880's I have are way better made.

    I am really looking forward to seeing how this sews once I get all of the joints freed up!

    I was posing this here because I was wondering if there is a reference database for serial numbers and such for these? (3709720)
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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


    What did you use to clean the body? It is brilliant!!
    Thanks

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    Hi.
    I just bought a New Home treadle machine (craigslist). I haven't figured out out to post photos yet, but the cabinet looks exactly like the one Queen posted in message 39, and the machine looks like the ones posted more recently by cabbagepatchkid and Minerva.
    I spent most of yesterday cleaning and oiling it (although I haven't been brave enough to try taking the faceplate off). It is running fairly well now, although still a little uneven. I have a couple of questions:
    (1) I can't find a serial number anywhere. Is it supposed to be on one of the sliding plates down to where the shuttle bobbin is? Unfortunately, both of those plates are more deteriorated than any other place on the machine. I can read "------Running" and "Trademark" (with an animal between) on the top plate. On the bottom plate, I can read "Notice" and then something about cotton needles below that. Then "New Home," "S M (something) CO," then "Orange (something)," and finally "USA." Below that is really corroded, so if the serial number was there, it seems to be lost forever.
    (2) Can anyone estimate when this machine was made? Even a range of years? I know it's hard without the serial number.
    (3) There is an empty needle case in one of the drawers that says "Boye Brand" aize 12. Would that be the correct size needle for this machine?
    (4) I've read that model A New Home machines (which is what I think this machine is) can have either narrow or wide shuttles. Where do I measure the shuttle to see what size it is? And can anyone tell me how to wind thread onto the shuttle? The shuttle winder on the front does turn when the machine is pedaled, but I don't know how to use it.
    Thanks for any help!!
    Vicki

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    just got this one,dont know what year it is.nlb508560 is the number on it.
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    Here is some information I had found and it had serial numbers with it. http://www.treadleon.net/whitesm/whites.html. Also http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/manufacture_dates.html Here you can download manuals http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/new-ho...e-manuals.html On the ismacs website, you can look up New Home and get at least some idea how old it is. Mary

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    Here is my new home that a retired lady at work just gave me. S/n 1656885 medallion shows made in West Germany. Anybody know vintage? Excellent shape. Just had to dust her out and give her a drink. Zig zag, embroidery & buttonhole option. However I have no manual and it appears the only way to load bobbin is by tipping back the head. It is cast so this is not very handy. Is there something I don't know (most likely). Also this appears to be a 3/4 size so now it is the biggest harp I own since my other 2 machines are a FW and a brother XL3750. Oh and my old ww9 treadle which I guess really has the largest harp. Still looking for that older singer with a large harp for FMQ a larger quilt.

    now the new home has a high shank foot. Where can I get a walking foot and FMQ foot for it?
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    I just today bought this New Home treadle. It is dated 1892. The decals are about gone, one of the covers is missing and the manual is in tatters- but the cabinet is cool, the shuttle is there and there was an extra spool for the shuttle and there was a box of attachments. I will need to find needles, a manual and definitely the other piece of the cover plate (the part with the patent numbers on it). Any information would be greatly appreciated.Name:  image.jpg
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    sewmom, love that cabinet. really nice.

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    Beautiful Cabinet!

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    is this thread still active. I have a hand crank and would like to discuss with someone

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    it appears to be now. hehe Discuss away!

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    I got so many sewing machines I need a "New Home".

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    This is now on my Greyhound must have list!!!
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    I'm hoping someone can help me date this New Home Greyhound. I found this serial# DA AC 56972.Attachment 364041Attachment 364042Attachment 364043

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    lady washington

    This is my new Lady Washington. Badged new home No date anywhere. bobbin plate seems to be a replacement. any on got any guess as to a general date?
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    Lady washington

    extra pictures of Lady Washington
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Herd Ewe View Post
    Does anyone here know anything about this machine?
    I have that same machine just slight differences. I cant find an instruction manual for it. Got it at a thrift store. Its a new home #351 sewing machine. beyond that i have no idea how to thread it or anything any help?

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    I don't know of any manuals for New Home. Maybe someone can post a link. I do know I have gotten a lot of good information from Muv's blogs:
    http://www.lizzielenard-sewingdesigns.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Muvandfarve?feature=mhee
    http://www.lizzielenard-vintagesewing.blogspot.co.uk
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    Beautiful machine! I have a weakness for any old machine but the dedicated hand crank machines like that are just neat! I hope to find (at least) one of my own someday.
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    For any of you that are wondering about the German New Home pictured above but quite a while ago, that's a re-badged Anker RZ made in the 1950s. I have the Free-Westinghouse version.

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    I love your Lady Washington!

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    Does anyone know how I can access the underside of this machine? I can lower it into the cabinet....it lowers backwards, face-up, into the cabinet but I can't seem to figure out how to get at the bottom or to remove it from the cabinet.

    ETA...The front of the machine seems as if it would lift up but there is something (a latch?) preventing it from being lifted and I can't find anywhere that it could be released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    Does anyone know how I can access the underside of this machine? I can lower it into the cabinet....it lowers backwards, face-up, into the cabinet but I can't seem to figure out how to get at the bottom or to remove it from the cabinet.

    ETA...The front of the machine seems as if it would lift up but there is something (a latch?) preventing it from being lifted and I can't find anywhere that it could be released.
    I figured it out! The silver button, front and center of the bed of the machine pushes down releasing the latch!!! I've been trying to "lift" that button "up" and have been oiling it to loosen it up! Hahaha...it was stiff but it did push "down" and viola`...the front lifted up!
    ~~Cathy~~

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