I purchased this originally for the cabinet and was surprised to see a treadle machine inside. It has an instruction book, attachments, 2 bobbins, etc. Looking online I have discovered that of course it was sold by Sears Roebuck, but also that it was made by the Domestic Sewing Machine Co and is a copy of a Singer #27. This would date it somewhere between 1911 and 1923. The serial number is 247418 which told me nothing.
HELP - the machine won't stay up!!! I must be missing something .