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Thread: 1875 Treadle Machine has new home - Mine

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    Senior Member olebat's Avatar
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    This Domestic, #3, Vibrating Shuttle, Fiddle base treadle machine was donated to me last Wednesday. I am in search of a date. The number stamped under the (missing) shuttle slide is 88703. According to the manual I located and downloaded, it is really a quiltersí dream, for it will do free motion and embroidery. WOW! Of course, none of this will be possible until I locate a shuttle, attachments, and some sharp needles. Currently, everything seems to move nicely. It needs a cursory cleaning, and little more than routine oiling, and ATTACHMENTS. The belt needs to be tightened, but does not appear to be too brittle.

    I'm all ears and eyes hoping someone on the board can enlighten me with a dating link. (Preliminary research indicates about 1875) Iím also looking for a shop which carries vintage parts. This beastie has consumed a lot of my time and energy this week, with only a few positive results.

    Thanks for anyone with experienced guidance. Oh, Iím not alone. Another board member just got one too, but that one may need more of an overhaul than mine.

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    So cool congratulations.

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    Wow!!! she is pretty....I love fiddle tops!

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    Very pretty!! Love those old gals!!

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    Here's a link to a shop that carries treadle supplies. Nice people: http://www.purplemoosedesigns.com/index.html

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    Have you gone to the machine shop section???
    That is ONE gorgeous machine! I'm envious :D:D:D:D

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    Nice machine, congratulations.

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    Thanks, y'all. There is a flurry of activity over there in the sewing machine shop, but I haven't gotten any answers from the experts. Looks like these old gals are starting to pop out like the measles. My house is just not big enough!

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    Just discovered this site. Have never used them but appears she found a motherlode of original unused antique parts.

    Domestic was amongst the list of the machines these parts would fit.


    http://www.victorianbonnets.com/anti...chineparts.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Just discovered this site. Have never used them but appears she found a motherlode of original unused antique parts.

    Domestic was amongst the list of the machines these parts would fit.


    http://www.victorianbonnets.com/anti...chineparts.htm

    Indeed! You're a jewel. My note of inquiry is "in the mail".

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