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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    I was treadling a little bit on my Davis NVF last night, and it is just amazing how easy it treadles. It really wants to go fast. And the quality of it's stitches is wonderful...very straight, even and tension is great.
    From what I understand, these machines were engineered to produce 1200 stitches per minute....at 12 stitches to the inch, you should be able to sew 100 inches, or 2 and 3/4 yards per minute. Pretty speedy for a treadle! (Can't recall where I read that at...maybe Jon will know?)
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    I've heard that too. Sounds like an idea for a new sport---treadle racing. Coming soon to the Olympic games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    I've heard that too. Sounds like an idea for a new sport---treadle racing. Coming soon to the Olympic games.

    Jon
    Maybe not the Olympics....but what fun would that be at a TOGA?
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    I got the two spools - it looks pretty doggy right now - the spool holder looks very good... there is part of a manual and some attachments with the machine - the cabinet has been 'refinished' but missing some of it's wood pieces - I'll have to do pics tomorrow
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    I've heard that too. Sounds like an idea for a new sport---treadle racing. Coming soon to the Olympic games.

    Jon
    Could set a timer for one minute and see who sews the farthest
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    Local bike shop doesn't sell Tri-Flow but does sell Pro-Link which is similar according to the owner. Has anyone heard of this oil and has anyone eever used it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Local bike shop doesn't sell Tri-Flow but does sell Pro-Link which is similar according to the owner. Has anyone heard of this oil and has anyone eever used it???

    Chris
    You can order it online from many places, Sew Classic being one. I've never heard of that and wouldn't chance it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Could set a timer for one minute and see who sews the farthest
    I can just see it now...a bunch of folks with souped up treadles, glaring at each other as they pump their legs as fast as they can!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I can just see it now...a bunch of folks with souped up treadles, glaring at each other as they pump their legs as fast as they can!!
    water bottles in hand...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Racing stripes and sponsor logos on the machines

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