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Thread: Opinions?

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    Ok, so I picked up this white sewing machine for $20 and have it torn down. The cabinet is nice and before I tore it apart it ran stiffly but not well enough to sew.

    I noticed it has the ability to be motorized or run as a treadle. Any opinions as to weather or not I should leave it electric or turn it into a treadle?

    Cheryl

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    I enjoy the nastalgia of a treadle, but it is also very relaxing to sew on too.

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    Which ever way that you will use it the most is how I would go. I have a treadle, hand crank and electric machines. I tend to use my hand crank and electric the most.

    Oh.. and by the way, beautiful machine.

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    Beautiful decals! I would turn it into a treadle or hand crank.

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    A serious collector would probably be aghast at the idea of 'turning it into' anything but what it was 'born as'. I know this because my husband is an antique record player and antique radio collector. Several times I have suggested that he convert one of the larger antique radio's (that don't work) into a cabinet for storage. The look of HORROR on his face - I do manage not to laugh out loud most of the time!

    Do whatever makes you happiest. In the end, that is all that really matters.

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    Though I have a fondness for treadles, I would probably keep it as it is. It's a gorgeous machine!

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