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Thread: ideas about the richmond treadle

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    Can anyone provide information about this sewing machine that has passed down in my family? Other than the "Richmond" name there is no other identifying information on the machine. Some of the paper with it seems to indicate that was sold through the Charles William Stores. I would like to know when it was made, what company manufactured it, and what type of needles it takes (they seem to be flat shank and longer than a normal needle). The needles with the machine are stamped B Eldredge. The belt that drives the treadle is actually a spring---any special care needed for that or any associated problems with a spring rather than a leather belt? It works fine and is in very good condition, so I hope to be able to clean it up and use it! Thanks for your help.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

    Don't know anything about it but someone else may! It is a beautiful cabinet!

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    i can't help you but it is a pretty machine.

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    Wow, your machine is in great shape.. Decals look perfect.

    We have a couple of experts on this board, hopefully they will see your post and weigh in on your machine.

    Welcome from Kansas..

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    Pretty machine, and cabinet too~

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    Can't tell you much about it other than it was manufactured by National and badged with the name Richmond. That circular chrome access medallion on the front is a dead giveaway.

    The spring belt may be a bit louder than leather, but it will work fine and never wear out.

    You can probably manage with a standard sewing machine needle, but you'll have to "cheat" it down a little bit. The original needles are a skotch longer than the current standard needles.

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    Welcome from Washington !

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    Welcome from TN! You may be able to find out some information on treadleon.net this site has lots of information on treadle machines. You have a very nice looking machine and cabinet.

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    Beautiful machine! Here's a link to the vintage machine shop on this board. Think someone there will be able to help you.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1013

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    look like it was never used, gorgeous...

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