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Thread: National 2 Spool Treadle Sewing Machine

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    National 2 Spool Treadle Sewing Machine

    Hello everyone! I hope I am posting in the right place. About 6 years ago, my mother-in-law gave me a National 2 Spool Treadle when she moved. She said it had been in her family for ages but didn't have the room. I am an avid seamstress and she thought I might like it. However, I have never really been into older machines (not for any good reason, just sew for my kiddos and have no use for it) and do not find the style of the cabinet my taste. Long story short, I have used it as a decorative piece of furniture in my home. I finally decided I don't have the room for it and was going to sell it. My problem is that there is hardly any information on them as far as what a fair asking price would be. I found a few pictures and it appears that the cabinet is original to the machine (not sure if they are even interchangeable to other cabinets???) and not sure if I should sell it as a set locally or take out the machine and put it on Ebay? Any help would be amazing!!! I can take pictures if it helps too. I am thinking she said it works but I have no idea what I would even do to see! As far as I can tell, the only thing that appears missing is the footplate and rod that connects it. I might have the attachments (they got separated from the machine...) but no manual. Please help anyone!

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    Sorry, I can't help you with a price. Most of the treadle I see on Ebay are listed as local pickup only. They are heavy and large, it is expensive to ship. Finding the attachments would be a plus. Yes, posting pictures would help.

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    Does it have the spool can with it? If not, then the machine is basically decorative. The cans are very expensive and hard to replace and typically worth more than the machine, from what I understand.

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    Have you checked with your mother-in-law yet. She might not want it to be sold off. Maybe she would want it back, or maybe she would like to keep it in the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Novice View Post
    Have you checked with your mother-in-law yet. She might not want it to be sold off. Maybe she would want it back, or maybe she would like to keep it in the family.
    I thought that too so I asked her....she said to do whatever I want with it and she doesn't want it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Does it have the spool can with it? If not, then the machine is basically decorative. The cans are very expensive and hard to replace and typically worth more than the machine, from what I understand.
    It does have the spool can (the metal casing underneath is what you are talking about????). I just took a few pictures so will load those in a few.

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    I added pictures but they are waiting to be approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgett View Post
    I added pictures but they are waiting to be approved.
    "approved"??? I have never had to have a pic approved.... hmmm

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    maybe since she's a new member...though I know for one I would love to see this machine. A two spool is on my now very very short want list. Just about everything else has been crossed off )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    "approved"??? I have never had to have a pic approved.... hmmm
    It gave me a message saying it had to be approved by moderation. I will try to repost them...

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