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    Careful cleaning those decals- the gold can be washed right off them. There are some great tutorials here for cleaning and oiling. I'm sure someone can post links directly to them for you. Your machine looks lovely. Tell your husband they are like the old VW's- easily changeable parts, hard to kill, great for tinkering with with. Have Fun!

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    Beautiful treadle machine. I am looking for one like yours. Gorgeous.
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    That machine was used and loved, you can see it in the wear. On the front of the cabinet you can see wear in the wood, perhaps from the material with pins in it being fed from a ladie's lap up to the needle. And on the front part of the machine you can see where decals have been worn off, might be from the sewer's arm working back and forth feeding a baby blanket quilt up to the needle or child's clothing. I can see the wear on the top from a pin cushion that at one time was wrapped around it where the sin in Singer is. Of course we all know there is no sin in a Singer, only the word. Upon closer inspection I bet you can see more places on the cabinet and machine that tell a story about her past. I love to inspect machines I get and find their little secrets, from the foot peddle to the spool holder.
    And remember, a lot of fabric was recycled back then, too small clothing was taken apart and reassembled to make something to fit a growing child. Many shirts and dresses made their way into a quilt for a child where the only sourse of heat was a large fieldstone fireplace. Yep, you do not have "just a sewing machine there" wonder where all that material for the quilt you display it in front of, came from. One could write a book about your beautiful machine.
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    SWEET have my GM Singer. Looks just like this one/

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    My "new" treadle looks just like yours. Even the same cabinet. It was so froze up, I could not get it to turn or even see if the bobbin holder was present. Swabbed some kerosene on it and oiled it good and now it moves!!. It's so rusty though I don't know if I will try to use it or just drop another head into the cabinet.

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