sewing

Another New Arrival


OK – when I said yesterday that I *may* have bought a machine yesterday, I should have added that I actually did.

In between rearranging the craft room to put Grace in her permanent position, I did a little bidding on eBay.

So our little room now looks like this (don’t mind the mess!):

Grace in situ

Oooh what’s that box on the floor?

Novum Mark 3 Sewing Machine

Meet (the yet to be named) Novum Mark 3:

Novum Mark 3 Sewing Machine

Novum Mark 3 Sewing Machine

Novum Mark 3 Sewing Machine

I bought this for the grand sum of £15.09 on eBay today and as the seller was local to me, he very kindly agreed to deliver it for an extra few pounds! So including delivery and a manual I downloaded online, we’ve paid £25.

The machine dates from the fifties – it belonged to the aunt of the wife of the gentleman who sold it to me and may have in fact belonged to her grandmother. However it hasn’t had a good deal of use over the years. It’s very clean, all things considered and is in excellent condition. It also weighs a TON! There’s also a new motor on the back:

Novum Mark 3 Sewing Machine

Novum Mark 3 Sewing Machine

It also comes with a very new looking foot pedal. The only other thing I know about this machine, is that it is a Singer 15 clone and it comes from Ireland:

Novum Mark 3 Sewing Machine

Novum were bought by New Home, who were then purchased by Janome. Other than that, there’s not many records about Novum machines – so the year of manufacture etc, may remain a mystery.

The machine also came with a load of bits and pieces:

Other Novum bits

Lots of feet too, including:

  • Adjustable Cording Foot (no idea!)
  • Cloth Guide
  • Binder
  • Hemming Foot
  • Gathering Foot
  • Darning Foot (I think)
  • We’ve not sewn with the Novum yet – as far as I can tell it won’t need a service – just oil and a new light bulb – the rest of it looks amazing. So we’ll get all of that sorted before we use it heavily.

    This machine is going to be Trev’s – he wants to learn to sew too and I thought it would be lovely to get him his own machine so he can get it set up how he likes.

    I’m also on the hunt for some more attachments – not actively purchasing now as I’m skint until payday at the end of the month, but more keeping an eye out and putting together a list of stuff to get.

    Of course I’ll now have to leave it a little while before getting another, but now we’ve got lots of ideas for how to do up our little room and get everything sorted 🙂

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    4 thoughts on “Another New Arrival

      1. Thank you! I’m actually very jealous of your beautiful Singer – gorgeous decals and it’s a treadle! I wish I had room for one, so I might have to settle for a handcrank. I love those old tables and machines.

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