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".
Treadle bits and pieces