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Thread: Anyone know abt Domestic D Treadle

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    Try the Vintage Machine thread. Billy is a wonderful resource...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm

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    Something else to keep in mind on some of the old treadles - the hand wheel works in reverse and will need to be turned away from you instead of toward you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrose
    Something else to keep in mind on some of the old treadles - the hand wheel works in reverse and will need to be turned away from you instead of toward you.
    Thats how it is on mine. In fact when I first got my singer treadle I kept messing up because I learned and was use to the domestic

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrose
    I don't have any information for you but I'd be tempted to take a chance on it. You might be able to tell if it is rotary (round bobbin) or vibrating (long narrow bobbin and plate) by looking at the slide plate. I have a late 1800's treadle that can use class 15 and class 66 bobbins in it in addition to the original ones that came with it.

    The plate on mine lifts up it doesn't slide - just wondering if
    the domestic is the same way.
    another good pt...never thought of lifting...only sliding...will give that a try...thanks...I did notice the plate is narrow so I'm thinking it might be that bullet type now......
    Don't be afraid of the bullet types because some types are readily available--just look on ebay. PM Billy (lostn51) here on the board--he'll probably know which one that machine will use and how available it is. I think the clue is if you have one plate it's probably a round bobbin but if you have 2 long plates it'll be a bullet type but ask Billy. I'm by no means an expert!
    It had two long plates....that I know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Does it look like this machine in the picture?

    If so then the bobbins are not easily found nor are the needles the needles are more then the bobbins but still it can be a challenge and expensive if you really want to use it


    If it doesn't look like this then I dont know what you have

    but here is my Domestic from 1880
    The one I looked at was 1876 Domestic D...difference is the top middle tension thing...It was a big round pipe looking thing...I did find all their models on google and yours was there and the one I'm considering was there.
    In fact, the person who owned it was asking if anyone knew how that tension thing worked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannymom
    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    I don't know anything about this brand but treadles are usually easy to fix up/maintain. My only caution for you is to find a way look in the bobbin area and make sure one is there. Some of the vintage machines use the bullet type bobbins and certain ones are really hard to find.
    Thanks never heard of those...I'll make sure I pry open the plate...I tried to open but couldn't...but will make sure if I buy I get it opened before committing.
    if the throat plate is large, look for an indent towards the end - there may be a spring push thing - push that and the throat plate should now be easy to remove...

    it may or may not be a Singer 15 clone -
    make sure the pitman rod on the treadle base pedal is not broken - if you pedal and everything appears to work ok, then it should be fine....

    turn the hand wheel and see if everything appears to move ok...

    These machines were all made back in the day when things were supposed to last (that's why they are still around!) - not disposable like 'nowadays'
    I did work the treadle pedal and it moved easily and wheel turned...no belt attached...I hand turned the wheel of the machine and needle went up and down easily...no rust anywhere to be seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi
    Try the Vintage Machine thread. Billy is a wonderful resource...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm
    Did try and no one answered...my posting...I think if your not part of their group...you get ignored

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    Thanks ladies...so many good tips...didn't know abt hand wheel working in reverse...it did turn forward when I tried it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi
    Try the Vintage Machine thread. Billy is a wonderful resource...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm
    Did try and no one answered...my posting...I think if your not part of their group...you get ignored
    The postings in that group is so large it's hard to keep up. Did you see how many pages there were? You should PM Billy (lostn51) directly. He usually gets back to you pretty quickly--if not, that means he's probably out of town but he always gets back to you. :D

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    okay I looked up the Domestic D

    I can tell that it does take the shuttle type bobbin what one I dont know.
    I dont know how the tension works maybe see if it can be unscrewed to loosen and then a way to tread it

    If you have not found this here a a web site with a picture
    http://www.kelsew.info/Domestic/dome...lsnolinks.html

    Go down to Domestic D

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