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Thread: treadle sewing machine

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    oh you need to use it!! It'll be great!!

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    It's a Singer and as I understand per the serial number, etc. it was pretty common in its time. Seems to all be intact. We're going to try using it. Definitely going to keep it because it makes it special to have that connection a great grandmother we never knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flour Sack Mama
    It's a Singer and as I understand per the serial number, etc. it was pretty common in its time. Seems to all be intact. We're going to try using it. Definitely going to keep it because it makes it special to have that connection a great grandmother we never knew.
    Looks like you have a 66-1 Red Eye! I have one just like it in the same cabinet. You'll love it!

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    I would be ecstatic to find a Red Eye with decals in that good a condition! :)

    The 66 is behemoth - but it sews through anything. And what fun it is to be able to sew stitch by stitch - when you're applying lace, for instance, or sewing a "y" seam.

    Treadles are great fun - congratulations on getting one of your own! :)

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    They sew beautifully and are a joy to use.

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    Thanks for the great tips. If I can just get my other chores done this weekend I hope to spend some time with it.

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    You're right! It's solid. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm optimistic about it running. We oiled and tried it a bit, but something is still not running smoothly enough. I started to get that smooth rhythm going, then something stuck and stopped. So, I think it's back to square one with oiling it, etc. before really trying to sew. We've had to set it aside for a while because my husband and I both have too many projects always going at once. But when I have an hour without constant interruptions, I'll get back to working with it again. I can tell already what you all mean about the addiction part. I appreciate the quality so much, that I'd be tempted to rescue another one from a yard sale, for the right price:)

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