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Amatino

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Good morning!

A customer wants a date on her New Home sewing machine. We're stumped! Anyone know how to date a New Home or recognize this model? It's a Type F Light Running serial #NL3606081

I wish everyone had records like Singer! [wink]

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Are you sure of the serial number?  Could it be NLB606081?  The model would be NLB  There is also a LN model a little earlier according to https://www.janome.com/siteassets/support/faqs/orange-ma-and-rockford-il-dates-of-manufacture.pdf

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Just ball-parking a year based on that. 

Last serial number 962,367 - first serial number 130,000 = 832,367 units produced
Production from 1946 through 1953 = 8 years of production
832,367 units over 8 years of production = ~104,046 produced per year

1946 - 130,000 - 234,046
1947 - 234,046 - 338,092
1949 - 338,092 - 442,138
1949 - 442,138 - 546,184
1950 - 546,184 - 650,230 = This machine

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Thanks, you guys!

Re the model info, the Light Running is on the arm at the top, Type F is on the base, and the serial number is also on the side. 

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hmmmm.  I am totally out of my element here with this era of machine but if I am reading the posted listing correctly

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It sure looks like an NLB to me. I don't know what the "type F" is for. I know the New Home serial numbers are often hard to read. According to the pdf that I posted a link to, indicates that it would have been made between 1946 and 1953. The manual for model NLB can be found in three parts at http://ismacs.net/newhome/new-home-sewing-machine-manuals.html

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Sorry about that.
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I would have to agree with Steve's post #5 that this machine would be approximately "1950 - 546,184 - 650,230 = This machine"

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Thanks so much, guys! Really appreciate the help.
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