My SIL who was going to give us the treadle machine that's been slowly rotting away in her garage has been talking about putting a different head in the treadle base and keep it on hand as a fall back when there is no electricity or it's rationed .... her words, not mine.
I'm still wanting that treadle machine and base, a 7 drawer base with 9W in it, and I was thinking about putting together a package for her as a trade if you will.
Oh, supposedly the machine is a 9W by the serial number, but in an email this morning she says it's been motorized. She didn't say how, the 9W has no motor boss on the pilar.
OK, here is her criteria so far:
Easy to maintain
Uses standard easy to get needles
Uses standard easy to get bobbins
Has a set of attachments with it
Can be treadled in a Singer cabinet
I'm going to add;
Is a ZZ machine with a few satin and stretch stitches
Is ALL steel inside
Is a Singer machine - parts are easier to come by
So, what would you recommend? Nothing fancy, nothing really modern, but nothing really ancient either.
PS: As far as the accessories I do believe I can cover her needs in that department from my stash, so that's no problem.