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Old 09-04-2020, 01:46 PM
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I am a Quilter, but got started collecting old Trestle Sewing machines, fixing them up so they work!!! Most are gummed up or Rusty and stuck!! My Latest appears to be a Trusew, it was stuck and got it cleaned up and Working, but seems to be missing parts on the Top Thred tensioner!! Any information on how it works..
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Old 09-04-2020, 02:35 PM
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Welcome to the Quilting Board. I have a Singer 340 built in 1955 and a Kenmore 158 built in 1972 and I love both of them. I also have newer Janome sewing and embroidery machines but when I want to straight stitch you can't beat the older Singer. I hope you enjoy the Board. I have learned so much from this web site.
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Welcome from South Louisiana. I can't help you with machine questions but there is a strong group of restorer's on this board that probably can.
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Old 09-04-2020, 07:06 PM
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I am a Quilter, but got started collecting old Trestle Sewing machines, fixing them up so they work!!! Most are gummed up or Rusty and stuck!! My Latest appears to be a Trusew, it was stuck and got it cleaned up and Working, but seems to be missing parts on the Top Thred tensioner!! Any information on how it works..
I'm guessing from your description, that you may have a badged treadle machine perhaps made by National with a top leaf tension. Many early manufacturers made machines with a top leaf tension. The would sell them to different entities that would put whatever name they wanted on the machine. The different manufacturers would use similar, but slightly different leaf tensions, which will help identify who actually made the machine.

Some of the National machines can be found at http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...uttle_Machines and a couple of threads here on QB about National badged treadles with top leaf tension at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...a-t310944.html and https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...s-t309297.html

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a warm welcome from Ky. Happy quilting!
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Welcome from Michigan!
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Welcome from Southern Indiana....and have fun with your machines!
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Old 09-06-2020, 12:01 PM
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Hi Larryjoe and welcome to the board from NE Ohio.
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Welcome from Texas.
Here's a thread that was started here in 2013 with a few posts & links about Trusew machines. Hope this helps you.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...d-t225251.html
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