Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Domestic treadle

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    2

    Domestic treadle

    I've been lucky enough to have been gifted a Domestic D fiddle based treadle vibrating shuttle treadle sewing machine. I consider lucky because it came with a velvet lined tin box with Domestic marked attachments, and an original paper manual. My problem is that while I am very familiar with my Singer 15-91's Andrew my 201-2, this is my first contact with a treadle, let alone a Domestic brand machine. I applied to Needlebar and was granted access but my password doesn't work and I'm "not authorized" to change it. (And yes I wrote an email to Alan which is still yet to be answered). So, if anyone can shed light on my machine or when it was made, or if you have one and want a digital copy of the user manual, let me know. I'll make the manual available to any member of this site for no charge. ~scott

  2. #2
    Super Member dublb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    5,155
    I hope you figure it out!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    459
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpirate09 View Post
    I've been lucky enough to have been gifted a Domestic D fiddle based treadle vibrating shuttle treadle sewing machine. I consider lucky because it came with a velvet lined tin box with Domestic marked attachments, and an original paper manual. My problem is that while I am very familiar with my Singer 15-91's Andrew my 201-2, this is my first contact with a treadle, let alone a Domestic brand machine. I applied to Needlebar and was granted access but my password doesn't work and I'm "not authorized" to change it. (And yes I wrote an email to Alan which is still yet to be answered). So, if anyone can shed light on my machine or when it was made, or if you have one and want a digital copy of the user manual, let me know. I'll make the manual available to any member of this site for no charge. ~scott
    My DH baught me a new electric Domestic sewing machine in 1959. After using it for 20 some yrs. I thought I wanted a newer machine, so I sold it. Ever since I have been sorry, but now I don't have room for more machines, but I would just love to see one again. When I saw Domestic on this thread , I just perked right up but yours is a treadle. Do you know if this was a machine made by the White co.? I think if the one I had is still around, it probably still works.

  4. #4
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,510
    Blog Entries
    6
    Scott, sending you a PM about Needlebar....will see if I can help you get in!
    I don't know much about the Domestic machines other than they were bought out in 1924 by White, but they were maintained as a subsidiary (according to ISMACS)

    I did find this website in a search....looks like the "D" on this page was made AFTER 1910, because of the last patent date on the machine:
    http://www.kelsew.info/Domestic/dome...lsnolinks.html
    Last edited by Charlee; 02-23-2012 at 05:55 PM.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Western MA
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Scott, sending you a PM about Needlebar....will see if I can help you get in!
    I don't know much about the Domestic machines other than they were bought out in 1924 by White, but they were maintained as a subsidiary (according to ISMACS)

    I did find this website in a search....looks like the "D" on this page was made AFTER 1910, because of the last patent date on the machine:
    http://www.kelsew.info/Domestic/dome...lsnolinks.html
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpirate09 View Post
    I've been lucky enough to have been gifted a Domestic D fiddle based treadle vibrating shuttle treadle sewing machine. I consider lucky because it came with a velvet lined tin box with Domestic marked attachments, and an original paper manual. My problem is that while I am very familiar with my Singer 15-91's Andrew my 201-2, this is my first contact with a treadle, let alone a Domestic brand machine. I applied to Needlebar and was granted access but my password doesn't work and I'm "not authorized" to change it. (And yes I wrote an email to Alan which is still yet to be answered). So, if anyone can shed light on my machine or when it was made, or if you have one and want a digital copy of the user manual, let me know. I'll make the manual available to any member of this site for no charge. ~scott
    The Fiddle Base was made in 1880- to I think about 1900, I have one from 1880s It is a beautiful machine, but is the only one that I have seen or heard of that turns clockwise at the hand wheel. It can be hard for some people to get used to. Mine has many attachments that I am trying to figure out, it does embroidery, and I have a partial original book that I have taped back together. Hope you enjoy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.