unknown rustly pawfoot hc vs

Old 01-28-2020, 09:23 AM
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So I bought another oddball. I have no idea what it is yet. It lived in Mexico for a while. Shuttle and bobbins are missing, other bits, too. But isn't it cute? If/when I get it spinning, the handcrank should go much faster than a Singer. Any idea of who built it?.

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Old 01-28-2020, 09:31 AM
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I have no idea of who manufactured this baby but I do know that the restoration is going to take a bit of time to compete. I for one want to see it when you have it finished.
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What a cool restoration project, well done Leon!
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So I bought another oddball. I have no idea what it is yet. It lived in Mexico for a while. Shuttle and bobbins are missing, other bits, too. But isn't it cute? If/when I get it spinning, the handcrank should go much faster than a Singer. Any idea of who built it?.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it is probably a New Home. The leaf tension and nose plate remind me of my New National. https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...e-t283436.html and https://www.quiltingboard.com/7682943-post152.html

The open back reminds me of the VS2, I think it is. There is a New Ideal that has a partial open back. Needlebar picture library is AWOL so can peruse it to see if there is another machine with the open back.

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You continue to Amaze me Janey.and John. Mine does indeed have the two pin clutch release and the center tilt release.


Perhaps I will add a picture of the back once I re-install the back cover. You caught me, Janey.I took it off to oil very dry bits inside. I stil lhave not found the serial #. Maybe Thursday.
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Seeing such a neat machine like this makes me want to start collecting, but I know better. I am so totally un-mechanical that it is pitiful. I will have to just enjoy your finds and see the wonderful results when you get through with them.
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What a pretty machine. I am in awe of what you people know how to do and I have learned so much from you. It will be fun to see your progression.
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... Perhaps I will add a picture of the back once I re-install the back cover. You caught me, Janey.I took it off to oil very dry bits inside. I stil lhave not found the serial #. Maybe Thursday.
Actually, I knew that. I meant that the New Ideal only had a partial cover that opened. I double checked the New National and it has a cover that would open the back like yours.

If the New National is any indication of serial numbers, even if you do find it, it will be really hard to decipher.

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I agree with Janey, it looks like a New Home to me also. Keep in mind that New Home produced that "model" of machine over a very long period of time, and there were some changes over the years. I have one that is very close to the end of the production run (like 1920's) the seller was advertising it as from the 1890's. I knew exactly what it was when I bought it.

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I am hoping it is close to a start year, but I really don't care. I didn't pay a lot of money for it and it is a great puzzle. hmmm time to go soak the slide plates again.
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