Posted 5 years ago
My grandmother had a Willcos & Gibbs Sewing machine and it was stolen along with all her other belongings in CA, after she passed away, before we could get there to pick them up. I had always wanted one. Fond memories. I found this one and had it shipped. It looks EXACTLY like a Willcox & Gibbs, down to the foot pedal, which is broken. INSTEAD, the gold seal on the machine says New Home Sewing Machine Co., Orange, Mass. The foot pedal is shaped exactly like the Willcox & Gibbs, like a butterfly, but it does not, anywhere on the machine, or treadle base have the W - G initials. This is fine with me, but would love to get the base fixed. I also need a spool pin for this little machine. I am in the process of restoring both of these and hope to be able to SHOW & TELL at some point and time. Have gotten lots of advice, but this show & tell is to indicate the similarity of the two machines. I have never seen a photograph of a New Home, just sketches. Was told that I might have a rare one. Don't know, just soaking up knowledge now. I just wondered if anyone has ever seen or heard of New Home, like this one. I also spotted a Western Electric sewing machine that looked exactly like the Willcox & Gibbs. Were there patents back then and why can I know find the History of New Home now Janome and find documentation of them making this machine that looks like the Willcox & Gibbs? Thanks for the looks.