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    help from SouthAmerica

    Dear everybody,


    I am from South America (Uruguay) and I am writing to you because I have a sewing treadle machine, a very old one but I do know nothing about it. What I can tell you is that this machine was in my grandparents house for more than 60 years. It belonged to my grandmum, who had it for her own for 60 years, she passed away 5 years ago and my mum think this machine was of her grandmum before mine.


    Some features of this machines are:


    1) The brand name, printed on it: VERTEX sewing machine Co. Like Singer's machines the brand name is tipically painted and embossed along the top. I know is possively a copy of a Singer treadle machine but does anyone know anything about the Vertex Treadle sewing machine?


    3) Like all vintage machines it was manufactured in metal. It is black with gold writing, lettering or designs all over it and looks just like the old singer machines. It comes in a cabinet of wood. The badge on the machine has 2 lions on a shield sides, the shield has 4 quadrants and inside each one a crown. Another red big crown is over the shield. There are several attached pictures of the machine in this e-mail.


    2) I found the serial number under the machine on a grey sheet of metal.


    4) It move up and down and it is in perfect appearance and perfect conditions. It doesnt make a noise when is working and it works very well! My grandmum always keeped her treadle sewing machine ready for use.

    I dont care about the commercial or monetary value of this machine, if it has. I know there are several badged machines all over the world and this one seems to be one of them. Anyway, it has another kind of value since it belonged to my family. I want to know something about the years of the machine, although approximately, something about the brand, anything you know. I will appreciate some help.


    Best regards

    María

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    welcome from se Texas -- what a wonderful treasure -- someone on QB will be able to help as there is a thread for vintage machines --
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    Hi! I will post my message in that thread for vintage machines. Thanks a lot! Maria

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    Welcome to the board from Minnesota! I have a former exchange student who now lives in Uruguay - what a small world!
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    Welcome from New York. Can you post a picture of the machine? That would help out a lot I am sure.
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    Welcome from an Uruguayan in Florida! Enjoy your machine. I wish I could have taken my grandmother's treadle machine when I came.
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    Hello Maria and welcome from northern California!
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    Welcome from Illinois! I have several vintage machines but not a treadle. However, we have others here who know a lot about them. I'm sure someone can help.

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI USA good luck finding the information you are seeking

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    What a treasure you have!! Would love to see a picture of it!!

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