I found this New Home sewing machine at a thrift store yesterday. I'm still trying to decide if I should go back and get it. I'd love a hand crank, and, I'm trying to figure out if this machine could be turned into a hand crank. The serial number is 3070826. I called Janome (they sell New Home machines) and the lady said that IF the machine was made in Orange, Mass, it would date to 1910. Orange made machines from 1890-1930's. She said the machines made in Rockford, IL (1932-1953) didn't have serial numbers like this one's. The machine has been electrified at some point. I think it was also moved to a different case, as this case doesn't look like one from 1910. I wonder if it was a treadle machine
originally? The shuttle is in the machine, and the
machine turns easily. The decals are beautiful, where
they can be seen. I don't know what damage is under
the 'pin strap'. Hopefully it isn't too bad.