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    Junior Member Siodach's Avatar
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    trying to ID this cutie

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    Hi all, I'm hoping to pick your brains, to identify this wee machine.

    Of late I've been volunteering at a small community museum, giving their wee collection of VSMs a bit of spit and polish. So far they've all been Singers. DH and I disagree on whether this one is a Singer or not - he thinks it is, I'm not so sure .

    It has no oval Singer badge, there are no Simanco numbers on the parts, no obvious serial number, and no 'Singer' on the decals, although there is the faint impression of one letter there, but it's so faint the DH and I also disagree on what letter it is .

    The only number I can find anywhere is etched into the chrome of the near-side shuttle cover, the number being 3311393.

    I'll put some more pics into the comments. fingers crossed someone recognises what this is .

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    Thank you in advance.
    Kate
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    A couple more pics, including one alongside my Featherweight, to show scale. (I do have the shuttle and a couple of bobbins .)

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    It may be an early New Home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
    New Home is what I would have guessed if I knew enough to hazard a guess. But I really don't, so I didn't.

    Cari
    Lol , love this - my first smile of the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Thank you Jon, this is exactly what I need, now to get down to some research

    And then some cleaning too .
    I think this one will go back to the museum with an info card attached.....

    (And Model T is not just for cars then he he)

    Cheers, Kate

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    So according to ISMACS this little girl is from 1882.

    136 years young. Hope I look as good when I get to that age

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siodach View Post
    So according to ISMACS this little girl is from 1882.

    136 years young. Hope I look as good when I get to that age

    Glenn got it. I don't think she's quite that old. Closer to 1912. Still looks spry for over 100.

    https://www.janome.com/siteassets/su...anufacture.pdf

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Glenn got it. I don't think she's quite that old. Closer to 1912. Still looks spry for over 100.

    https://www.janome.com/siteassets/su...anufacture.pdf

    Jon
    Yep you're right, I must have looked up a six-digit number instead of a 7-digit number. Makes quite a difference...
    And now that's two websites I didn't know existed that you've introduced me to. Thank you .

    K

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    Just wanted to say I think that's a sweet little machine!

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    What is leaf tension? And how does it work? Is that the thing on the top of the machine? Inquiring minds do need to know. LOL. Love the little machine.

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    What. A. Beauty.! Please share the polished up images when you get it finished.
    What a fun occupation you have, thanks for sharing.

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    Alva stitcher. I just posted a new thread for leaf tension.
    "Sacrifices must be made." Otto Lilienthal

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    Oh she is beautiful! Please post a picture when you've completed your magic on her!

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    I don't have a clue as to what it is, but I LOVE IT!! Some of you lucky folks just find the most interesting machines. I am PEA GREEN with envy.. PEA GREEN I tell you.
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