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    New Willard Sewing Machine

    I sort of like the odd balls! This is a New Willard. There is not much information on the Internet regarding this machine. Decals are in nice shape. The last patent date is August 10, 1920 on the front slide plate. She came with a bullet shuttle and bobbin.
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    Nice machine! Now to get her shining.....!!
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    OK, you will report back how many gallons of oil and bags of cotton balls and gallons of Evapo-Rust you use .......
    .....right?

    That machine is a task I'd take on. Do you have the treadle base for it too, or just the machine?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    OK, you will report back how many gallons of oil and bags of cotton balls and gallons of Evapo-Rust you use .......
    .....right?

    That machine is a task I'd take on. Do you have the treadle base for it too, or just the machine?

    Joe
    Aye, Aye, Sarge. Will report on all materials used! It will be oil and cotton pads all the way on this one. The finishes are not the same quality as Singers. Nope, it did not come in a cabinet, but I have a couple that it may fit in. Just need to find some hinges for it.
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    Good for you...ITs a beauty!!
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    Caroline,

    I like the odd balls too. But part of my enjoyment is sewing with them. So I have to get them to that stage before I'm really happy.

    Joe

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    I've got a New Willard in a Franklin parlor cabinet-it was my first treadle. New Willards are a badged Domestic, based on the Singer 27. (27 shuttle/bobbins will work in them, too.) Yours has the more typical pansy decals, mine has funky seahorse-looking things on it. Yours will be gorgeous when it's cleaned up! Nice find!
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    Mrs Boats, your machine is gorgeous!

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    Hi Ms. Boats.
    That is a great machine. Never have seen one in the midwest, yet. I'll keep an eye out. It is sooo pretty.

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    This rusty Willard makes my (Red Eye) still stuck in the needle bar area look like it was new. I have been diligent about TriFlow and hair dryer, but she still won't move more than a tiny wiggle. Good luck with getting this machine moving, as advised, start with the oil/Liquid Wrench now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzy One View Post
    This rusty Willard makes my (Red Eye) still stuck in the needle bar area look like it was new. I have been diligent about TriFlow and hair dryer, but she still won't move more than a tiny wiggle. Good luck with getting this machine moving, as advised, start with the oil/Liquid Wrench now.
    Actually even though she is rusty all her parts move quite well. She has been oiled inside and out. And I will take it slow using a lot of cotton pads and oil only. Sarge, AKA Joe, will be watching.

    I can empathize with you about your Redeye. The refurbished 27 with the crinkle finish that I posted about a couple of weeks ago is in the same condition. It is the only sewing machine head that has stubbornly refused to cooperate. I will eventually wind up learning how to dismantle the whole thing internally. Next time I visit my OSMG I am going to ask him how it comes apart inside when one can't access it. I have put it aside to alleviate my frustration. Or re-purpose it as a door stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntieD View Post
    Mrs Boats, your machine is gorgeous!
    I agree. I like the deco decals very much. Hmmm, parlor cabinet, may have to consider looking for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I sort of like the odd balls! This is a New Willard. There is not much information on the Internet regarding this machine. Decals are in nice shape. The last patent date is August 10, 1920 on the front slide plate. She came with a bullet shuttle and bobbin.
    I gotta tell ya.....it's not New Willard it is New Millard. Google New Millard and you will see. GOod news!!!! That sucker is worth something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noiseynana View Post
    I gotta tell ya.....it's not New Willard it is New Millard. Google New Millard and you will see. GOod news!!!! That sucker is worth something.
    Gonna do that ASAP. Thanks.
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    Love the decals on it!
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    Smile Love the pansies on the New Willard (New Millard)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I sort of like the odd balls! This is a New Willard. There is not much information on the Internet regarding this machine. Decals are in nice shape. The last patent date is August 10, 1920 on the front slide plate. She came with a bullet shuttle and bobbin.
    I have one, too, a little rougher than this one but still like the look. Love those pansies! also like the oddballs! Will have to do some research on New Millard now. Wish I could get a look at one with "seahorse" things on it...glad to learn that she can take a 27 shuttle and bobbin; she came without anything. I think I paid a couple of dollars for her at a yard sale many years ago, just because I loved the pansies.

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    She is going to be really pretty when she is cleaned up and ready to go Nice find!
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    Nice decals on both of these machines! I've never seen/heard of New Millard before but I am loving the decals they used. Those "seahorses" look kind of like Chinese dragons to me. VERY pretty.

    I am looking forward to seeing the first one all cleaned up. I bet it's going to be gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noiseynana View Post
    ... That sucker is worth something.

    Ok, I gotta ask..... How did you reach that conclusion?

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    Probably because one site that pops up is one of those "what is my antique worth" garbage sites. And some totally uniformed fool said it was worth $500 or something like that.

    Most "antique appraisers" don't have a clue about sewing machines, and get the dates way wrong because of the patent dates, and also think that because they "name" is uncommon, it must be worth more.
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    I don't know if that lady is even active here anymore. This is a pretty old thread. Neat machine though.
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    I have a Willard A treadle machine in a parlor cabinet with a bullet bobbin similar to the Singer model 27. I can't quite figure out how to thread the tension spring after the thread goes through the tension wheels. Can anyone familiar with the Willard machines give me any advice?

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    I believe this is similar to your Willard.
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