I just became the proud owner of a very unappreciated Standard Sewing Machine slim line treadle head manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio. We were told she would only be good for a boat anchor or flowerbed ornament. I jabbed my husband and told him to fork over the $10 it cost to bring her home. He parted with the money and practically danced to the car. He likes old machines as well as I do!
The poor thing was almost completely froze up but now runs like a top with a couple of minor things needed. I can even see the ornate decals now that my husband and I cleaned her up. I don't know exactly what year the old girl was born. The serial number is 58676. I know the company was in business from 1885 thru about ?1929-31? then was sold to Singer. Does anyone out there know what size bobbin goes in this machine? It takes a round bobbin for this is not a shuttle. Also I am on the lookout for a faceplate. That is missing.