Bruce Treadle Machine First Bunch of Pics
Here are pics of the Bruce Treadle Machine at my mom's house. She purchased it in the early 70's mainly to redo the cabinet. The machine had the warranty signed May 1915, the manual, some bobbins, and a several attachments. No doubt it needs rewired, so I haven't plugged it in to see if the motor works. Just moving the handwheel it moves freely, but haven't tried winding a bobbin and sewing to see if it makes a stitch. Some of the decals are stating to wrinkle. When I was opening the cabinet to take the pictures, my 19 yr old DD wanted to know how I was going to get the machine out because "it looks like it weighs a ton". I laughed and told her to watch. As I opened the lid and the machine came up, she yelled "that is so cool!" She was amazed that opening or closing the lid moved the machine. I've read the tutorials posted on cleaning vintage machines, and will bring this one to my house to work on before long. I hope that no parts are needed, as I can't find anything about these machines online.
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