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Thread: Picked up another one.. What is it?

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    Picked up another one.. What is it?

    Well I picked up another one and am stumped again. This one is cast iron and I can't find any markings on it, may due to age and some pitting. It is completely bound up but I'm thinking it can be corrected with a little work. I did some research but have not been able to find any with a flat flywheel and ceramic style hand crank. Any thoughts from the experts? TIA

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    i don't know but it sure is cool. oddly enough, i really really really like the bent thread spool holder! bent but still standing!

    what are your plans for it?

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    Looks like she's been in a barn for a while. I'd put my chips on New Home as the maker. Have fun fixing up.

    Jon

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    Jon - looks good for an early model U New Home/New National
    http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...ewnational.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Jon - looks good for an early model U New Home/New National
    http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...ewnational.jpg

    Wow.. Thanks so much for the info. Now to figure out how to deal with her. I've never dealt with a unit this old before. Not sure how i'm going to proceed. Honestly, it looks really neat the way it is but..... I don't know. we'll see I guess

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    If it's similar to ours (which is the later model with the more typical hand crank arrangement) it will use the same shuttles/bobbins as most of the VS New Home machines out there. Ditto the slide plates if you wanted to replace the rusty ones. Needlebar shows this for needles:
    Interchangeable Needles: 20x1 - Boye 4 - Schmetz 35:11 - Free BB - Brewer G - Torrington R - European 712

    Not so easy to find.

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    I don't know what it is, but I'm looking forward to seeing it after you rehab it. Be sure to post a picture.

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    I was cruising thru Craigslist or ebay and seen one that was in real good shape and they wanted a lot of $$ for her. I had a New Home but could not find needles for it.I gave it away to some one who wanted her more then me.She had her Mom send her needles all the way from Austria.

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    I appreciate the feedback. Does anyone know the best thing to use to unbind the parts. I'm assuming the first thing I'd go for (WD40) isn't it.

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    You could do a lot worse than WD40 but you might try a hair dryer first The heat can loosen/soften old grease as well as causing expansion of openings.

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    heat & sewing machine oil and patience. work a little bit at a time on it. i used a hairdryer on one i just bought to melt the lubricant that was gunked up inside.

    for shiny parts i used simichrome paste from a local hardware store here. i can't see if you even have shiny parts on that machine, but you might.

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    Have you tried TriFlow yet? It's a penetrating oil with Teflon in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billod View Post
    I appreciate the feedback. Does anyone know the best thing to use to unbind the parts. I'm assuming the first thing I'd go for (WD40) isn't it.
    Tri-Flow oil first, if that doesn't do it, then a penetrating oil such as Liquid Wrench. Then heat.

    Tri-Flow can be had at Sew-Classic or most bicycle shops.

    Joe

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    that is so different-love it
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    not all Tri-flow has teflon
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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