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Ismacs International Collectors Society has a fantastic list about this sewing machine. They have put together a listing of different sewing machines and model number. It helps you to know how old the machine is.
To find your model number, look on the base of the sewing machine or on the bottom. There should be a plate there with a string of 5 numbers. Some of them are preceded by a letter in front.
I just bought a vintage New Home Light Running sewing machine. It's in a beautiful wood cabinet with 3 drawers on each side and a double table top. (1 opens to the left and the other to the right) The only numbers I can find are on a stamped plate behind the neck of the hand wheel. The numbers are NHR 113588. Is this the model number or serial number? If it's the model number where do I find the serial number or vice versa? How can I find out when it was made? I have searched on the internet for 2 hours straight and I can't find anything about this machine.
ISMACS International has a site that will help identify the sewing machine make and model. There you can also find all the manuals you need for each of the different machines. ismacs.net/
On the plate of the machine, it has a sting of 5 or 6 numbers which is normally followed by some letters. The letters can be before or after the number. This is your model number on the sewing machine. Now that you know this number you can go to the site I have listed above and find the manual for the machine and other information about this machine.
It is possible your machine was made around 1892 but you can send your question to Ismac's and they can tell you something about it.
They will need several pictures of the machine and the number plate.
They are very good and may also be able to help you with a manual (if you need one) and you can always contact them in the future if you need help with your machine.
You will have to join but you can join their message part for free.
You can post your photos on Photobucket or Facebook or any other free site that will let anyone see the images (not on a private site.)
If you love your machine you will never be disappointed with the information and help you can receive from this group.
They are not interested in selling sewing machines and will not discuss value but will discuss anything else about vintage or antique machines.
I am looking for a manual for a New Home sewing machine. The model number is either 1945371 or model 915.
You can find what you need on Sewingpartsonline.com Manual down load $9.99 or Hard copy $14.99 item#lBW915
New Home was bought out by Janome. You can contact them at Janome.com.