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Thread: I now have a treadle!

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    Super Member earthwalker's Avatar
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    I am so excited it's pathetic - so please be patient with me while I babble on.....

    Last night after my husband finished work we drove over an hour each way to purchase a treadle I had seen advertised the day before. I regularly drool over the amazing treadles I see on this board, and have been keen on getting one for ages but here, particularly in Western Australia, they are expensive and very hard to find.

    So here it is....model number F2131086 - From my meagre research so far I believe it to have been made in the Kilbowie factory, Clydebank, Scotland circa 1912. It cost me $100 (Aus.) and is rather tired and grubby but it appears pretty much complete. The cabinet is in need of refinishing, but has no major damage and the machine itself seems to work (haven't really had too much time to "play"). The drawer handles are missing, but it came with a heap of bits and pieces and the original book (very tattered but the cover confirms the date 1912.

    It's probably not every quilter's dream....but I am totally besotted with it....so Billy...Charlee and all the other "vintage lovers" I am sure to be reading all the treadle threads I can and humbly join your ranks as a "treadler in training".

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    Treadle bits and pieces
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    I think it is beautiful- what a great project!

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    I am sooooo Jealious.... Its beautiful. When i was 5 or 6 I watched my DGparents tear theres apart to make a entry way stand. Now knowing what it is they tore up.. makes me sick, I could be using it... I am very very happy for you.... Have lots of fun with her... :)

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    Congrats! I think it's lovely and am green with envy. :mrgreen:

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    Enjoy your new machine, very exciting!

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    Walker, that's a BEAUTIFUL machine and cabinet, made more so by your love and excitement about it. The machine actually looks to be in pretty fair shape...a bit of TLC and you'll be rockin' and rollin'!! :)

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    beautiful, thanks for sharing

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    Ooooo lucky YOU! I am so jealous :D:D:D

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    I have that same cabinet. Actually yours is in better shape than mine was. She's a beauty! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    That looks like a great machine and cabinet!!!

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