New National Hand Crank

Old 06-01-2017, 09:42 AM
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I found this machine at an estate sale. I will have to clean it up, it is in a wooden case, the bottom has some damage but the top is in excellent shape. Do any of you know the history of this machine, I think it was made by New Home, but I don't know what year. I need to know what kind of needles it uses. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:59 AM
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Can you post a picture?
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:50 AM
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A picture and serial number would help. It might be really hard to read the serial number, but maybe if got at estate sale it had some other things with it and maybe a tag with the serial number?

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The serial number is 2507841, it has the long shuttle. I am unable to take a picture, my camera or computer is on the blink. I think my computer is too old.
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New National models were made by more than one company. White & New Home... possibly others also.
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If it is a New Home it will take 20X1 needle but you can use a regular 15X1 by cheating it down in the needle clamp. I do this all the time and it works perfectly. I have 20X1 needles but to save them I use 15X1 in all my New Homes. You will not be able to see the diff in the stitch.
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Like this one?



This is made by New Home, and they made this model over a long period of time . If it's got nice decals, it's almost always going to be a later made machine (like 1920-1930). Mine is a later machine.

This machine also came in a wood case with a different hand crank setup.

Here is a link to a needlebar picture with a writeup that gives some info about dating the machines.

http://needlebar.org/cm/displayimage.php?album=153&pid=6420#top_display_me dia



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If it is a New Home, and based on the serial number found at http://janome.com/siteassets/support...anufacture.pdf it appears to be a 1904 model A or E (I'm guessing E since it didn't have an Alpha start per http://needlebar.org/cm/displayimage..._display_media ). It looks like there were several types of A and maybe E. A good place to start looking would be http://needlebar.org/cm/thumbnails.php?album=153

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It looks like the picture of Macybaby's, but it doesn't have a base like that. It is in a wooden case, but the bottom needs some work. The top is in perfect shape. It was froze up, I have it moving, but it is hard to turn. I'm still working with it. Thanks for the info about the needles.
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