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Thread: I did it! My first Treadle has been purchased.

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    Joe, I have a question for you. The White Rotary machine I bought was made in 1911. The book that came with it is for a model R40 White rotary electric sewing machine. Any sugestions on what to look for for a manual? ThanksName:  PC230056.JPG
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    Carol,

    That's a nice machine. I've seen a bunch of them on GW recently, but haven't gone for one.

    Just as a thought your machine is a rotary, so the manual you have will most likely work for it even if it is a treadle.
    The head is not different, only the method of powering it.

    I really don't know where to look for White manuals though.
    You could try Relics { http://www.tias.com/stores/relics/ }
    or ISMACS, I don't have their link handy.

    That's about all I can think of right now.

    Joe

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    Joe,

    You said "I've seen a bunch of them on GW recently, "

    what does GW stand for? I'm always looking for new sources to find vintage machines since I don't travel well.

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    GW = Good Will. Good Will has an on line auction site. It's been a money pit for us, but we've got a bunch of goodies from them.
    Sewing stuff:
    { http://www.shopgoodwill.com/search/s...umbs=on&page=1 }

    Home page:
    { http://shopgoodwill.com/ }

    Hope you got deep pockets .... .

    Joe

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    i know you are so excited over your new machine im happy for you

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    You'll have fun with it-you'll probably have to be told to let it be and come eat unless I miss my guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvQuiltin View Post
    Joe,

    I found a 7 drawer right here in my little community. I has a beat 66 head and a few chips in the laminate on the section that holds the head. You know, when the top is opened to the left, there are a few chips on the furthest right hand edge just to the right of the metal belt thingy...they want 350. what ya think?
    Holy cow thats way way too expensive. I haven't paid more than 150 for any of my treadles, and that one in particular was in pristine condition and a rather rare machine and cabinet. if you can't find a decent cabinet in your area you can piece one together from ebay. Cabinet pieces are all over the place and rather abundant, from the irons right down to the screws.

    I agree with everything Joe said. You can even buy the class 66 bobbins at walmart, but if you can find the vintage metal ones they're better. These are fantastic machines that will sew you a great stitch once you get her up and running. You found a really beautiful one at that! Out of the more than 75 machines I own, I don't have a red eye or a sphinx.

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    350.00 that is crazy...I have one in in the cabinet that is in very good condition....if they start getting 350.00 than I will be selling mine...since I have two... ; ) I only paid 75.00 for one and the other was free.

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