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 Worcester New Climax

Worcester New Climax: Serial No. 3656838.

This machine was made in America by the New Home Sewing Machine Company.  The firm was established in 1882 but prior to that New Home had been the brand name of Johnson, Clark & Co, Orange, Massachusetts which had been established in 1860 making sewing machines as The Gold Medal Sewing Machine Company.  The New Home Sewing Machine Co. was taken over by the Free Sewing Machine Company in 1927. It continued to use the New Home brand name but Free itself was taken over by National in 1953.

New Home introduced its Climax range of sewing machines in 1893 which it badged for various retailers.This machine was produced around 1916 and badged for Kays of Worcester.  Kays are a large United Kingdom Mail order catalogue company.

The Case of this machine is shown on the Cases & Bases Page

Thanks to G Forsdyke for identifying the manufacturer