Nope! You're not seeing double folks ! I do indeed own 2 vintage 'Novum New Mark IX' sewing machines. And, you could consider them "Sisters" rather than "Twins".
|My two vintage Novum New Mark IX sewing machines.|
LEFT: Low-Shank model, RIGHT: High-Shank.
My fav machine (on the R) is the High-Shank model (bought back in August 2010 for under £26.01 inc. delivery). On the L is my newer purchase the Low-Shank version. I think that I call her "*Leslie" - I bought her in April 2013 (for £57 inc. postage).
Leslie's Hook timing is out - so she won't stitch, but her light, motor etc. all work just fine.
So, I've printed off a tonne of stuff from the Web and I'm having a bash at fixing her.
Wish me luck!
*Leslie = L for Low, and S for Shank!