Borletti New Home 2000 Zig-Zag NSMCO 70 Sewing Machine!

  • Sold for: Start FREE Trial! or Sign In to see what it's worth.
  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 23,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction

Welcome and thanks for looking! We at GNL Designs Vintage hunt around New England for great antiques, collectibles and items for your home and business. We bring them to you on eBay just the way we find them. Take a look at our other other listings by checking out our eBay store. We try to have a large variety of items, something for everybody. We ship Worldwide. Thanks again for coming to see us.
Presenting :

Borletti New Home 2000 Zig-Zag NSMCO 70 Sewing Machine S/N ZZ34792 Machine, cabinet with integral chair, manual, and lot of accessories The machine itself is marked as follows: Borletti New Home, with the greyhound and Light Running logo NSMCO Model 70 The manual indicates this is a Fratelli Borletti Model 2000 Rotary ZZ (which I believe stands for zig-zag), made in Italy Thanks goes to a fellow eBay member for the following info: "A tiny bit of info on this machine: National imported this Borletti machine so they could offer a zig zag machine. National had already been selling it's 3/4 size machines to the Free Sewing Machine Company which made the New Home machines. The Free Sewing Machine company purchsed this machine from National and badged it as a New Home. Free had purchased New Home in the late 1920's and by 1930 all machines with the New Home name were Free sewing machines. National did not merge with New Home as New Home was just a name owned by the Free Sewing Machine Company." I was able to determine that Borletti machines were marketed in the U.S. under the New Home name, at least during the 1950's when the 1102 was popular. The Borletti product was apparently one of the first modern looking sewing machines. It may be appropriate to characterize it as mid-century modern in design. The designer of the 1102 (which came out in 1956 and had a rounded rather than flat end) won industrial design awards for it. So I think this machine is from the mid- to late-1950's. The dark olive (or maybe avacado) certainly suggests this to me. The cabinet is clever in that it has an integral chair that slides into the cabinet and becomes part of it, so that it looks like a finished cabinet when it's all closed up. The chair upholstery matches the sewing machine and I believe is original to the machine (and vice-versa). T is also a matching parts box included. The chair has two rollers under the front edge to assist in it rolling out from under the machine. Under the seat is found a pile of various parts, pieces, thread, and accessories as well as the manual. See the pictures for what is included. The machine has two power cords coming out of it that plug into a duplex outlet mounted inside the case. A knee control is mounted to that outlet, as is a power socket on the back. A power cord plugs into your wall outlet and into that socket in the back. Everything except the power cord appears to be all original. When closed up the cabinet measures 21" wide x 17" deep x 31" high overall

Condition : GNL Designs Vintage specializes in old dusty antiques and collectibles which will generally have light cosmetic marks, grime, scratches, dings and such from time in use over the years. Anything unusual will be noted below.

Great overall. Minor scratches and similar marks can be found and t on the cabinet and chair. T are a couple of small spot gouges on the front as well. The machine, which looks great except for a rub to the left side of the New Home logo, powers up and seems to be running fine. A piece of cloth was stitched by the previous owner to show this. I found out that if you have the plugs switched in the outlet inside the cabinet the machine will run continually when plugged in. Switch them and the light is powered all the time and the machine runs when you use the knee control. The only issue is when I go to rotate the machine down into the cabinet to put it away it slips out of its mounts. One socket the mount slips into has a set screw but the other doesn't, so this is an issue that will need to be dealt with unless you want to take the ma...

Items in the Worthopedia are obtained exclusively from licensors and partners solely for our members’ research needs.

Relevant Articles

Recent Tools articles
Tools | Worthpoint
  • 19
    Nov

Worthologist Von Ferscht Helps Brings Chinese Export Silver Back to Light in China

[caption id="attachment_2521407" align="alignright" width="230"] Worthologist Adrien von Ferscht in Beijing at the opening of the Chinese Export Silver exhibition in September 2014.[/caption] WorthPoint Worthologist Adrien von Ferscht has been at the forefront of research for Chinese Export Silver over the past five years, as his copious writing and publishing on the still little-known subject has dramatically changed the...

Read More
  • 18
    Nov

Only Known U.S. Poster for Lon Chaney’s ‘London After Midnight’ Could Bring $50,000

[caption id="attachment_2521401" align="alignright" width="265"] “London After Midnight” (MGM, 1927), starring Lon Chaney, The Man of a Thousand Faces, is considered to be one of the “holy grails” of lost cinema. The only known U.S. poster from this movie is up for sale at Heritage Auctions and could bring as much as $50,000.[/caption] DALLAS – The only known copy...

Read More
  • 13
    Nov

For Video Game Collectors, Acquiring Atari’s E.T. is the Ultimate Dumpster Dive

[caption id="attachment_2521375" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Workers literally sifted through a mountain of trash looking for Atari’s detritus and found it. Thus, the legend of the Atari landfill was confirmed even if the scope of the find didn’t quite match up to the myth.[/caption] Back in April, an excavation crew dug up the fabled “Atari landfill” in Alamogordo, N.M., where...

Read More
  • 13
    Nov

The Postcard Time Machine: Postcard Producers Played on Leather’s Uniqueness

[caption id="attachment_2521366" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This sweet angel on a leather postcard was mailed in 1907. Like most leather cards, it’s slightly smaller than standard size, measuring about 4.5 inches by 2.75 inches. Made of deerskin, it is very soft and supple. The red color would have been added after the image was completed. Cards like these can easily...

Read More
  • 12
    Nov

Only ‘Double’ RAF Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded to Indian Pilot under Gavel

[caption id="attachment_2521359" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The medals and other items belong to Roy Air Force Squadron Leader Karun Krishna “Jumbo” Majumdar, including the only “Double” Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to an Indian pilot, will go on auction on Nov. 26 at Morton & Eden in London. Majumdar is considered the “Father of the Indian Air Force.”[/caption] LONDON – The...

Read More
  • 7
    Nov

American Estates are Gaining Momentum: Will Yours Keep Pace?

Freedom of speech; freedom of religion; freedom to peaceably assemble. The American Bill of Rights was created as a framework for American Society. But the real gem created by the Founding Fathers—the one that truly separated American society from British society—isn’t part of the Social Studies curriculum of any American public school. The hidden gem? Determining how wealth...

Read More
  • 7
    Nov

Comics Speculator: McFarlane-Signed Amazing Spider-Man #300 Cover Art to be Sold

[caption id="attachment_2521354" align="alignleft" width="266"] The original cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #300 (Marvel, 1988), by drawn and signed by Todd McFarlane, is hitting the block at Heritage Auctions on Nov. 20-22. This issue introduced the character Venom.[/caption] This week on the Comic Speculator we’re taking a look at a couple of stories bouncing around the Internet that will...

Read More
  • 6
    Nov

‘Stay Extraordinary’ Coke Bottles may be Unique, but are they Collectible?

[caption id="attachment_2521339" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Coca-Cola recently launched a Diet Coke ad campaign in Israel with two million unique bottle designs in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Are these automatically collectible or valuable?[/caption] When Coca-Cola of Israel announced it was packaging more than two million bottles of Diet Coke, each in a differently patterned shrink-wrap coating, I thought...

Read More
  • 3
    Jan

How to Identify an Early Production Steiff Bears (1892-1929)

[caption id="attachment_2501712" align="alignright" width="300" caption="An early Steiff Teddy Bear, circa 1909."][/caption] Nothing is more exciting for a Teddy Bear enthusiast than discovering or owning an early Steiff (button-in-ear) brand cub. Steiff launched its charter catalog of playthings in 1892, but it was not until around 1902 that the “modern” five-ways-jointed Teddy Bear as we know it was introduced;...

Read More
  • 3
    Jan

Fighting Against the Misuse of the Rare, the One-of-a-Kind and the Antique

[caption id="attachment_2501706" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This ring, made from a piece of silverware, may be rare, if you are considering it only as a piece of jewelry, made by a specific person. But the pattern was mass-produced and there may be hundreds or thousands of these rings out there. You just don’t know."][/caption] How can you tell a true...

Read More