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Thread: CL listing for Damascus Treadle

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    CL listing for Damascus Treadle

    DH surfing CL again. Found a Damascus Treadle for $60. Looks dirty but decent. Is a Damascus something I would want to add to my collection? Haven't found much info on them. Know about Damascus Annie and her yahoo group, but I don't want to join if I'm not going to own one. I have too much to learn about the machines that I already own. Any help would be appreciated.
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    DollyO

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    I think it all depends on what your plans are. Are you just wanting something to display? Are you looking for something to sew with?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Probably display at this time.

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    Those display nice. For sewing I would prefer something else.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Those display nice. For sewing I would prefer something else.
    That will give me something to think about. Even though, I haven't sewn w/the ones that I have, I like to have functional things. I have a Franklin VS and a Standard Treadle.

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    I have one that belonged to my Great Aunt Mae - 1925. I used it a lot when I first got it and if I make a quilt by hand I use it to sew the binding on because according to the Amish it is still considered being hand made if you use a treadle machine. They were sold by Montgomery Wards - it was my understanding it was the MW brand - but I cannot be sure. My grandmother had that one (because Auntie Mae came to live with them towards the end of her life) and she had a Singer which my great grandmother used, she was a seamstress and milliner. I took the Damascus because it had the book and some attachments. My aunt still has the Singer.

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