“New Home”. ca. 1900.
The New Home Sewing Machine Company came into existence around 1882, an American enterprise that emerged from the reorganized Gold Medal firm. It was one of a number of companies that started after the disorganization of the Singer, Wheeler & Wilson, Grover & Baker sewing machine combination in 1877, which had controlled patents covering several of the essential features of the sewing machine. The “New Home” machines were quite popular–an 1880 company report predicted they would sell 400 units per day that year. The company offered twelve different styles and prices ranged from thirty dollars and up depending on the cabinet style. The trademark of the New Home Company was a greyhound with the inscription “Light Running New Home.”