See someone got a bargain on my Davis----no roadtrip
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Someone mentioned antique malls- I've only been to one, once, with Mizkaki, who is a very bad influence. I don't think they have antique malls around where I live. The one I saw really was fun, but the machines were a bit overpriced. Cathy said the one machine had been there every time she had stopped for years. There's one very dreadful antique shop in town here, but she prices her machines about three hundred dollars or more, or she rips the cabinets apart and makes table out of them. Then she sells the treadle heads for $25, except they rarely sell. I think i have bought one machine from her. Whenever you suggest a lower price, she looks over her glasses and says "that machine is very OLD" as thought that settles it. I ask now just to hear her say it!
here is the patient, prepped, marked, and consented for the procedure:
Skip- what would be a nice way to join the two pieces underneath? Laura
Laura, I am not sure what pieces you want to join underneath. I know what you are trying to do, but can't see it in the pic. Explain Lucy!!!
Last edited by Glenn; 06-10-2012 at 04:36 PM.
Glenn W. Cleveland
My 9W-7 is now in it's semi-new home, the Frankin treadle base.
The machine's iron was damaged in transit before I got it. At the same time the top was badly damaged too. Fortuitously the machine was unhurt.
I cleaned up the machine and wrapped it in plastic till it had a home again.
Today after working on the mower then mowing the yard I built a parts treadle.
The iron legs were from the original 9W-7 cabinet. The center part was from an iron set we got from our LSMG. One of the legs around a wheel broke so I took the center and bolted it to the 9W-7 legs.
Then I attached one of the new Singer pressed wood treadle tops also bought from the LSMG to the bottom assembly. A few more repairs to fix some stapled parts that were coming apart then into the house and down in the basement. NO room upstairs.
I have the 9W-7 in the cabinet now, fits like it should. I've got to put the center pivoting drawer back on and find my belt I've had for the machine, then put it all together.
After that I'll post some pics.
Now, I have 4 fully functional treadles.
Singer 66-4 - Treadle 1
Singer 66-4 - Treadle 2
Franklin 1911 - Treadle 3
Singer 9W-7 - Treadle 4
Too bad I can only use one of them at a time .....
Last edited by J Miller; 06-10-2012 at 06:40 PM.