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Thread: 1874 project treadle

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    1874 project treadle

    this would be fun to polish up a little....would it be hard to find parts?

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/atq/3546537426.html

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    I'd say the cabinet is worth the money, esp if there are parts inside. See if they will give you the model and serial#, does the treadle work, does the needle go up and down when the handwheel is turned. Does it have the shuttle and bobbins? I believe it's a Wheeler Wilson, so do a search of the rest of the Board for other folk's experiences with this make/model, and look at Steve Heeter's WW restoration thread he just started. I'm not as afraid of rust as I used to be after seeing what he did with a Howe recently! Once you have the model #, check EBay for the missing plate and see if there are lots of other parts easily available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    this would be fun to polish up a little....would it be hard to find parts?

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/atq/3546537426.html
    I think the cabinet is a lot nicer than the head, which dates to the 1890's. Wheeler Wilson 9's are common so parts are easy to find, though bobbins and original needles expensive. Around $50-75 seems fair, but less is better still. You'd have a nice sewing machine when your done if you decide to buy this. Good Luck.

    Jon
    Last edited by jlhmnj; 01-25-2013 at 11:14 PM.

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    thanks for the good advice guys...but, I guess I'm going to have to save my elbow grease for another project. It seems this one is not for me after all.

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    if she turned I'd have picked it up for that price. Those are really nice machines to sew on, and the cabinet is not the common one you see on a #9. I paid 90 for my WW9 treadle in similar condition but the cabinet isn't as fancy.

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