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Thread: Do I have a treasure?

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    I inherited this Singer treadle sewing machine from my grandparents. My mother says she remembers seeing her grandmother using it when she was a child. It has some condition issues, the belt is gone and the cabinet is flaking some. Inside, there was a fabulous button collection and a bunch of thread, still on the old wooden spools. There were about 6 spools of silk thread besides. :) I don't know anything about these machines and don't know what I should know to care for it or use it possibly. Any info would be much appreciated!
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    YES!!!!!!!!!!! :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D
    WOW and it was your grandmother's!!!! What an awesome treasure!!!
    Sorry I don't know the answers to your questions, but I just had to
    stop and say WOW!!! :D :D :D

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    I have to agree. WOW!!!! That is certainly a treasure! I wonder how you could have it assessed and possible insured.

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    Looks like a treasure to me. Get it working mechanically and enjoy it. :D

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    The funny part about it is that it was something that none of my aunts or uncles wanted and so the family put it on the auction. I told my dad that I wanted it and when it wasn't selling on the auction, he bought it back for $20 and gave it to me. Maybe I should do some research on it and see what I can learn. I thought I saw some real Singer buffs on this sight so I was hoping someone knew something about these machines. I'm thrilled to have it. :lol:

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    If I'm reading the serial number right your machine was made in Elizabeth , NJ around 1917. I think this is the one they call the Red Eye. there is a group called TreadleOn that has tons of info on restoring and using old people powered machines. They have an email list, yearly get togethers, block exchanges, and so on. I went to the get together near me just a couple of months ago and took the treadle that I had bought. They helped me get it running and I found the parts it needed there. I'm doing the fall block exchange on it now. These are the blocks I've done.

    I made them all on my treadle and it was so much fun! Here's their website
    http://treadleon.net/
    As soon as I finish the lap quilt top I'm working on I plan on trying some free motion quilting on mine.
    Hope this helps!

    Ginger

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    I just got an old Singer for free- yours looks even prettier than mine! Someone on here posted a link to a website where you can use that ID number to find out where and when your machine was made. I'll go find the thread and get the link for you.

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    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html

    Here you go! Enjoy your treasure!

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    oops Lisa looks like we were posting at the same time!

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