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Old 12-20-2020, 06:47 PM
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I was gifted a treadle sewing machine. I wanted to restore the machine for use not for resale. The drone says Eldridge and on the back it says Improved Elderedge B. I canít find a serial number on it. I would greatly appreciate any and all help. Any resource information also. Thanks in advance
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Old 12-21-2020, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Demack375 View Post
I was gifted a treadle sewing machine. I wanted to restore the machine for use not for resale. The drone says Eldridge and on the back it says Improved Elderedge B. I canít find a serial number on it. I would greatly appreciate any and all help. Any resource information also. Thanks in advance
Welcome. There is a section here on Quilting Board for vintage and antique machines. https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...thusiasts-f22/ with a sticky on cleaning vintage machines at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...v-t167789.html There is a tutorial about reviving the wood cabinet at https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...s-t109859.html

There are a few threads that have some more information about the Improved Eldredge B at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...l-t256162.html https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...e-t217295.html and https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...l-t298335.html

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Old 12-21-2020, 09:49 AM
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Welcome to the QB form SE Michigan! OurWorkbench has given you all the relevant information to finding the best way to restore and find out about your machine. This member is a very handy person to have around. Best of luck on your restoration project. I hope to see you around these parts a great deal. Again welcolme to the QB.
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Thanks for the information, checking out the links
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a warm welcome from my safe place at home in Ky.
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Thank you, I am in Illinois and presently quarantining. I assist my elderly parents and both have been hospitalized with covid. I am being responsible and not seeing my children or grandchildren till after the new year
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Keep water away from any decals it may have or it will turn them silver.

Use only sewing machine oil on parts that move our should. be prepared to clean and oil for a while before it gets loose.
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Thank you for your response. I am presently waiting for a new belt scheduled to arrive today. I hope to be using it soon
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Old 12-29-2020, 07:34 AM
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Be very careful when you punch or drill the hole for the belt staple. Serious acupuncture is a real hazard.

There is a special made set of pliers for punching and cutting them.
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