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Thread: "Occident" hand crank/treadle machine

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    Member Sitkaquilter's Avatar
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    "Occident" hand crank/treadle machine

    Hello Everyone,

    I have just become the proud recipient of an "Occident" vintage machine. She is in pristine shape and has both treadle and hand-wheel capacity. Of course, I still need a table and belt for her, as well as a needle that is longer than the currently available Singer needles.

    Has anyone out there heard of this brand? I have done several on-line searches and have only found a couple of mentions of the name, but no info regarding the machine(s).

    I will attempt to post pictures, but am fairly computer-illiterate.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sitkaquilter
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    Sounds interesting, would love to see the pictures! The only thing I know is that the term occident refers to the west, as opposed to orient/east. That doesn't help much, but I'm curious to see what info others may have.
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    Ismac's needle list says it was made by National, but this is not always 100%.

    Jon

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    Congrats!!!!

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    Never heard of that name before. We need a pic.
    Sewbeadit
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    Would one of you please tell me just how to get a picture to the Board? How does it get to a particular Thread?
    Sorry to be so illiterate..,.I would love to show all of the this Beauty.
    Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway.
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