This site is dedicated to passing on information to make your experience more enjoyable.We are getting down to brass tacks now, runs to the landfill every couple of days disposing of things I held onto for years in case "I might need that some day".the head is in pretty good shape, really - it just needed cleaning.it seems there might be a slight bend in the driveshaft out near the handwheel, but after cleaning and oiling it doesnt affect the easy motion of the wheel at all, so im not too worried about it.A large number of people have discovered the benefits of older sewing machines.Whether it's because they are simple enough to maintain and repair with common handtools, or strong enough to sew thicker fabrics without hesitation, or just because they are plentiful, cheap, and fun to collect. so after a long round of hijinks, i finally have a white family rotary in the mission cabinet up and working! see, first there was this idea - i really wanted a white in this cabinet, but figured id never find one.then, i bought an old beat up minnesota model c, because it was cheap, and i really wanted a treadle sewing machine.
A lady whose Mother collects vintage sewing machines came over and made an offer on the whole lot!Here is a link to e Bay but these are current listings (7/2017).https://… -66&_sacat=0Here is a link to a site that you can ask for an appraisal and the answer comes from experts in this type of item. The condition of your sewing machine will determine the value. Fifteen years ago a person offered us 0 for the machine because the original belt was gone.However, today we were offered 0 for the same machine.There are over 160 pictures of New Home sewing machines in the Needle Bar Picture Library. 5 - Machine with a full Cabinet Case, Black Walnut, Oil Finished or Polished, as ordered.While this page is being developed please refer to pictures and information from there: New Home Sewing Machines, the Johnson, Clark & Co Album and the Gold Medal Album. 4 - Highly Ornamented and has four drawers and drop leaf. The Machine and Case are finished in the Highest Style of the Art. The improved model was designed for family and light manufacturing purposes, sewing the lightest muslins to the heaviest cloth.of course, this was immediately followed by a mission white popping up on ebay, and i nabbed it for around 0, but then had to figure out how to get the blasted thing from rural pennsylvania (where the seller, who wouldnt ship, was from) to san francisco. all the small parts that i needed to put the whole thing back together were now missing, lost somewhere in the disassembly! so now, having sold the minnesota, i was stuck without a working sewing machine until i jury-rigged this one back together, or foudn the spare parts.