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Thread: Fun Time Today - "New" Treadle

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    JJs
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    ... and a 'bonus'....

    found a Pfaff 30/31 treadle on Craig's list not too far to drive so called about it yesterday and DH drove us to pick it up - I don't know about the cabinet - if it's 'storebought' or what but it's REALLY really neat - small and the whole thing is surprisingly light - DH and I carried it...

    it needs cleaning and oiling really bad but it's not grossly dirty... and it sews great. It's the 30/31 so the feed dogs don't drop. I asked the woman if it had all it's goodies - she said yes - but guess what....
    but the bobbin case is there and the regular foot etc

    There was also this nasty dirty, really gross 1927 Singer 66 that had been electrified somewhere along the road - so I took all that off and put on a handcrank. This one really needs a good cleaning but should be fine - it's not froze up..
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    'nother picture of the Pfaff and one of the singer
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    I love the cabinet!! What a nice find.

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    What a great find. She is a beauty. I love that cabinet.

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    Love those old machines.

    I have a 1930 model 66 Singer that runs like a dream in the cabinet I got off Craig's list
    in a cabinet. The cabinet is the original, and needs some work.

    I also have a 1937 model 201 Singer also in the original cabinet. Runs good also, but squeeks. It was bone dry when I bought it, but I cleaned it up and oiled it. Apparently it needs more oil.

    What a good day you had and such great finds!

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    doesn't the cabinet look like about the 50's style with the laminate on the front....good find....

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    Wow, nice find, enjoy your treadle

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    doesn't the cabinet look like about the 50's style with the laminate on the front....good find....
    My 1930 and 1937 machines in the original cabinets also have laminate. I thought when I bought them that they didn't use laminate that early, but they did. In fact a "Vintage Sewing Machine Group" which I also belong to tells you how to restore the laminate on the cabinets, which I need to do on one.

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    so this looks a lot better but the next thing is to get it out of the gross carrying case it's in... I think it's waaaaaaaaaay beyond cleaning..
    so DH has this stuff called PB blaster that I used on the moving parts inside - yesterday the wheel wouldn't even turn - today I can run it with just my finger :lol:
    inside is all cleaned up and oiled...
    the black is kinda past being pretty but with the hand crank on it my daughter loves it (she's handicapped and can't use an electric - they run too fast for her).... she tried the 28k but wasn't too thrilled with the long bobbin part :roll:
    she likes this.. we've got an empty cabinet this will go in and it'll go in her room and maybe she'll finally get her quilt done!
    now I can work on the pfaff
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    WOW!!! Lucky you :D:D:D and your hard work paid off...she really shines now!!!

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