Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Anyone know abt Domestic D Treadle

  1. #1
    Super Member hobbykat1955's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    2,643
    I posted on the Vintage Machine site topic but no one responded so I thought I'd try under main topics...

    I have a chance to buy a 1876 Domestic D Treadle in great condition for 50.00...needs new belt...no rust on the machine. Cabinet in nice shape...
    Was unable to open the plate to see the bobbin or if there even was one...Anyone know what type of bobbins they take?
    Was unable to see the underneath of the machine since it was being held in place in the cabinet by a metal plate..I'm assuming they look the same as a Singer and just need grease and oil.
    Can anyone tell me anything abt this machine...did google very limited information...

  2. #2
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,590
    Blog Entries
    3
    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.

  3. #3
    Super Member hobbykat1955's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    2,643
    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.

  4. #4
    Junior Member Diamondrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    The Bluegrass State
    Posts
    194
    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.

  5. #5
    Super Member hobbykat1955's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    2,643
    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......

  6. #6
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,590
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    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!

  7. #7
    AbbyQuilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Monroeville, PA
    Posts
    579
    Blog Entries
    1
    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
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  8. #8
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,590
    Blog Entries
    3
    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
    Thank you! That's exactly what I meant! Pictures beat a 1000 words! :thumbup:

  9. #9
    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    Posts
    3,203
    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
    What a beautiful machine

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    65
    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'

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.