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Thread: Model 15 Treadle

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    Model 15 Treadle

    I have been talking to a lady that has a treadle machine for sale. She says it has the model #H362638, when I look it up the number shows it is a Model 15 made in 1906, do any of you have this machine? I wanted to see a picture of it before we drove several miles to look. I am confused because I thought all machines made that early had the long suttle, the picture I found shows the class 15 bobbin on the side like the 15-91 electric. Any thoughts on this?

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    san-sing,

    The Model 15s were introduced prior to 1900 and were manufactured at the same time as the long bobbin machines up to WW II, or there abouts.
    It will look pretty much like any common Mdl 15 but will probably not have the reverse / back tack feature found on the later ones.

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    Thank you. Do they have the class 15 bobbins that go in the bobbin case at the left end?

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    san-sing,

    Yes, after about 1895 if I read correctly they used the common Class 15 bobbins.
    Go to ISMACS: { http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ist/index.html }
    Click on the "Classes from 1 to 99" section and scroll down to the 15s. There is much information and some pictures as well.

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    Last edited by J Miller; 03-21-2013 at 12:20 PM.

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    I think I will go take a look, I had never heard of a class 15 treadle. It has a nice looking cabinet( she didn't send a pic of machine) she wants $60. The top of the cabinet has some water damage to the veneer, which is common. I think we could fix that.

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    I looked at the machine, it had the long shuttle, and the bullet bobbin case was missing. It had a lot of rust. The cabinet was beautiful, but had water damage to the top. I decided not to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    san-sing,

    The Model 15s were introduced prior to 1900 and were manufactured at the same time as the long bobbin machines up to WW II, or there abouts.
    It will look pretty much like any common Mdl 15 but will probably not have the reverse / back tack feature found on the later ones.

    Joe
    Joe, do you know the year the back tack feature was introduced? I am looking at a model 15 from (supposedly) 1939. Another member thought it would have the reverse feature, but then another source said that feature wasn't introduced until 1950. Not sure where to get a conclusive answer on this! It would be cool to have that feature on a model 15 treadle.

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    In my collection I have a 15-90 with the belted motor and a 201-2 both with reverse and both manufactured in 1935. I don't know if the reverse feature was introduced at the same time for all Singer models.

    Hope this helps,
    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Joe, do you know the year the back tack feature was introduced? I am looking at a model 15 from (supposedly) 1939. Another member thought it would have the reverse feature, but then another source said that feature wasn't introduced until 1950. Not sure where to get a conclusive answer on this! It would be cool to have that feature on a model 15 treadle.
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    No I really don't. I have a 1936 vintage Mdl 15-91 and it has the reverse lever. But I don't know when they introduced it.
    Much of the information I have comes from ISMACS.


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    Thank you both! That's really interesting to know

    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    In my collection I have a 15-90 with the belted motor and a 201-2 both with reverse and both manufactured in 1935. I don't know if the reverse feature was introduced at the same time for all Singer models.

    Hope this helps,
    Cathy
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    frudemoo

    No I really don't. I have a 1936 vintage Mdl 15-91 and it has the reverse lever. But I don't know when they introduced it.
    Much of the information I have comes from ISMACS.


    Joe

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