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Thank you sharon, whats your fav treadle?
My new project: My mom sent this to me from a FL yard sale. All her parts move except the rusted back which say's Raymond.. something Co. of Guelp, Limited (very rusted)I have the treadle stored at this time the iron legs also say Raymond.
Love the Singer 66, my friend just picked on of those up yesterday, I'm so excited for her! Nice collection!
Iíve been waiting to see a photo of your Singer 201K4 HC/Treadle. Thanks for posting it. It looks good! I got to see your Singer 66-1 ďin actionĒ at the Northeast Texas TOGA, but I hadnít seen your 201K before now. I canít tell for sure from the photo, but is your 201K4 in a straight-leg (metal) treadle cabinet?
One of my newest acquisitions is a 1948 Singer 201K4 that I picked up in Mesquite Texas. It was electric when I got it, but now has a spoked hand wheel (from a 66) and a Singer hand crank (from a 28), so I have it set up as a portable. I also picked up a 1940s Singer straight-leg (metal) treadle that I may use with my 201K4 and some other Singer heads that I have. We ran out of room for cabinets a while back, but I may have to make a spot in the house for this treadle cabinet. I donít have a Singer treadle in the herd currently, and since I like Singers, I probably should have at least one.
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My 201k-4 was bought at the Llano TOGA in 2007, it's a natural born hand crank in a bentwood case; after I wound the first bobbin the 201 became a treadled machine. The step-grands like to use the hand crank, they've not got wanted to treadle yet.
My cabinet was a freebie from my friend,Karen, I just recently swapped out the straight leg irons for another set in better condition. My set was missing a screw and just didn't turn very well despite having been taken all apart and thoroughly cleaned,greased,oiled and adjusted. My original set was the donor for a few parts for the newer set. I have 3 Singer treadle cabinets and 4 heads. Soon I'll have my Singer 115 ready to sew, my son and I just got it freed up; it was rusted inside and even came with a bonus mud dauber nest in the pillar. Soon I'll have another 66-1 red eye cleaned up and sewing; my friend got it for free and asked if I wanted it (silly girl of course!!!).
It doesn't look like your 201 has much in the way of decals and is shiny, my machine is a 1936. I prefer the Singer treadles too, I learned to sew on an electric Singer 66 in junior high school.
Sharon W. in central Texas.
Last edited by purplefiend; 01-27-2012 at 09:09 AM.
CD, I recently got a 15-96 in a straight leg treadle just like yours. I think it's a 1956 model 15. Did they make the same straight leg treadle cabinet/irons for all those years? You say yours in 1940s...so, over 10 years? Thanks.
I am also planning to put my 66-1 brown lotus decals in this same treadle base, swapping out the 15.
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