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Thread: I think it is a Red Eye Treadle

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    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
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    I think it is a Red Eye Treadle

    As I'm really clueless, is this a Red Eye? And what are the possibilities of finding a plate cover?? Also, where can I find a belt for this treadle?

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    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
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    Well, I didn't mean for sooo many copies!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Not sure which Singer it is - what is the Serial Number?
    You can find the belts at almost any sewing machine shop - not sure if Joann's sells them or not. I got mine at the local Sewing Machine repair shop - it cost about $8.00, but that was several years go. Just they are not that expensive. It was leather and rather a pain to push the metal thing thru the leather. At least then I knew what the ahl was for when I found it in a drawer of the machine.

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    It is a Singer Mdl 66 red eye. One of 50,000 allotted June 22, 1910.

    The slide plate and belt as well as bobbins, feet, attachments, lube and oil can be had at Sew-Classics.

    Joe

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    You'll love her! She's like my "Miss Nancy" I restored in January.
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    Here is a pic of mine, his name is Mr T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Here is a pic of mine, his name is Mr T.
    Wow! That parlor cabinet is fabulous. I am surprised the machine has so much wear to the decals. I always thought folks rich enough to afford the parlor cabinets did do much sewing - LOL! I do like how a well used 66 treadles - nice and smooth!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummer Lady View Post
    You'll love her! She's like my "Miss Nancy" I restored in January.
    What's the blue treadle belt made from? I love your machine, I have one named Ruth, 1916.
    She lives in a franken treadle, top is Singer, the treadle irons are Elgin. It all works beautifully together. Sorry the 2nd picture is so blurry, but wanted you to see the pretty irons too.
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    We just restored a red eye back to a treadle that had been converted to electric. It sews like a dream. Now all I need is time to piece instead of longarm quilting. But which machine should I choose to sew with? There are getting to be a lot of options around here!
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    Here is a link to one of my favorite videos about the model 66 treadle:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi8a_OHUv1M&feature=plcp

    At approx. 5:10 minutes into the video she explains why some of these machines are missing their bobbin plates and also shows how to put one back on.
    ~~Cathy~~

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