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Thread: New Home Vintage Sewing Machines Club

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    Glad you figured it out - that type of release is common on a lot of non-singer machines. Many are in cabinet that the machine and frame tips back - and without a latch on the front end - the machine would tip out of the frame.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    THANK you SO much! I've been searching for info about my machine for months! Just yesterday decided on the model number (letters), but had no idea where the serial was! Hoping to find a bobbin and bobbin case so I can put it back in use.

    Thanks again!

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    I apologize for the above post. Thought I was replying to a particular post, not to the thread. Oops!

    In this thread, post #69, quiltingweb posted a pic of where the serial number could be found on the NLB. I'd been searching for that for AGES! Now, if only I could find a bobbin and bobbin case for it.

    Anyone have a date (or range) for serno: 486435? (I'm fairly sure that third digit is a 6, not an 8, but the plate is pretty scratched up.)

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    I guess I can join this club. I have recently acquired a "New National" class?, Model? "US" hand crank machine.

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    It really was pretty clean and working, but I have done some more. I don't have a "glamour shot."
    It took some research to figure some of the things out about this machine. I forgot to take pictures from all angles before I took it apart to do some more cleaning.

    HOW NOT TO PUT THE NOSE PLATE ON!!!! It is upside down in this picture.

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    I'm not sure that this wheel with inside gears and handle are original to the machine. Two reasons I think that is that the tag indicates that the hand wheel is supposed to travel counter clockwise to sew which is not the way the hand wheel travels when sewing. The other reason is that the handle does not rotate as the wheel is turned.

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    Fortunately the Serial Number is on the tag as I had difficulty trying to figure it out by looking at the imprint in the back of the pillar.

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    To find out when this machine was manufactured by New Home, I called 1-800-631-0183. I had trouble navigating the automated answering system and left a message in the general mailbox. I hadn't heard anything back for a couple days so I called again. I'm not sure who or where, but finally got a "real person" and they transferred me to a "customer service" mailbox (which wasn't an option when I called prior). I got a call back and was told that they couldn't help as they only had information about "New Home" machines, not "New National." I told her that it was a "New Home" machine as that was on the decals on the bed of the machine. Where it was manufactured (Rockford, ILL) is on the front slide plate. She looked and sure enough "US" was a model manufactured 1936 to 1942. She then explained where I could find it on the Janome site. To save time explaining you can find the link to the pdf for machines made in Orange, MA or Rockford IL, on this page http://janome.com/en/support/general-support/faqs/ The link is near the bottom of the page where it says "Antique Machines" Based on the number given in the list, I would suppose mine was probably manufactured in 1942.

    After cleaning the rust on the leaf tension. I put it on this way, as the thread groves were on the bottom. The picture is taken from the back of the machine.

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    I did get it to sew after some adjustments to the tension screw. I ran out of bobbin thread and managed to get a bobbin filled, but probably not quite right seemed a little loose, as I couldn't figure out the right thread path from the spool to the bobbin winder. While looking for instructions on how to wind the bobbin, I happened across this site - http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/...dventures.html (which also has a picture of the correctly placed nose plate) I thought I may have gotten the leaf tension on incorrectly. I don't think so. Kind of interesting that whether the notch is in front or in back, it can still sew. I don't remember where I found instructions on how to wind the bobbin. It said to wrap the thread from the spool pin around the tension screw once. I don't know if it meant to wrap completely around or just behind the screw. I'm think maybe just behind.
    Oh, something else about winding the bobbin, before I took the bobbin winder off to clean a bit, the tire would stay in position on the inside of the hand wheel. After cleaning, I had to hold the winder so the tire would stay connected to the hand wheel. Should I put a spring washer on the screw to attach the winder??

    Janey, Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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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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    www.sewusa.com has a lot of manuals for New Homes.
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    I just picked up a New Home Treadle for $30! I cannot get to it right now to clean it up or try sewing on it due to a broken leg...dang, dang, dang. But here is a picture. I had wiped a little oil on the head at the top just to see how the decals were looking. Pretty good I think. The cabinet needs a little bit of adjustment and repair. I will be sewing on it soon I hope. I love sewing on a treadle. This makes number 3.
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    Got this one, cleaned it a bit. Haven't sewn yet.
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    So you want something prettier? How about my GF's parlor cabinet New Home?
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    Heal soon.

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    And if you like a smaller machine...
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    Love your parlor model. Very pretty. I've been on one leg since Sept. 12. Got two more weeks till I have x-ray to see if I can start using my foot. Looking forward to it. My other New Home is an MC7500. I have worn the touch pads on it all smooth and shiny from my fingers pressing on them and worn the feed dogs down till they wouldn't push the fabric (no teeth left on them). Luckily I found replacement feed dogs. Used the thing for commercial use for 5 years along with all my other sewing for fun. Not considered vintage tho. 27 years of hard use and you can't kill it. Good machines.

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    Now that's an interesting looking New Home! Electric with a long bobbin! So ugly it's cute!

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    Our Workbench...That New National hand crank is adorable! Very pretty!

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    That is a lot of use to wear down feed dogs. wow. Hope the x-ray goes well

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    One more New Home. Still in the PT cruiser when I took the first shots.
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    Hello. Do you know what year model this is? My husband just brought one home to me.

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    I haven't dated my New Homes. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyM View Post
    Hello. Do you know what year model this is? My husband just brought one home to me.
    http://janome.com/siteassets/support...anufacture.pdf

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