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Thread: want to learn about featherweights and treadle

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    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to begin to educate myself about featherweights and treadle machines. i am fascinated by the amount of knowledge on this board and most people seem to be in love with their machines. This maybe me something I want to add to my life but feel right now i need to "get educated"............thanks

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    Go here and start reading. Warning - it's up to over 1500 pages now. Be careful, once you start vintage machines are addicting.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1013

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    Here's a good place to look. ISMACS is a vintage/antique sewing machine group that has a ton of history about all the companies and machines.

    http://www.ismacs.net

    Here's another site that has a lot of info on the various Singer models.

    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm

    So, read and read and read. Then come to the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop thread and ask questions. You'll get good information and answers!

    Good luck. I was in your shoes not long ago, but have spent time educating myself, and have acquired the machines I really wanted after learning about them.

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    google Nova Montgomery-she has FW tips and also lots of info

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    you might also google grahm forsdyke's (sp)site in england, he has a rating system or check i think it's april1930 on ebay, she has a nice site too

    I always recommend the book, the perfect protable by nancy johnson-srebro (sp), it has a full copy of the manual plus lots of interesting info. i bought her book the nite before i bought my fw

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