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Thread: Didn't realize they made these!!!

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    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
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    I was surfing on Ebay and found this. I didn't realize they still made these...Anyone for a new treadle???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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    That is cool. The Janome site (via google) says it was for the Amish but probably not too many surf ebay. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    That is cool. The Janome site (via google) says it was for the Amish but probably not too many surf ebay. LOL
    LOL, I never thought about that. I don't think they have invented a computer that does not use electricity... Makes me chuckle!!

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    My nephew lived in the Philippines and he bought one for his wife. They did not have elect.

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    That's interesting!

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    Hmmm I think I would put another $100 in and get an antique :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Hmmm I think I would put another $100 in and get an antique :D:D:D
    Same here!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Hmmm I think I would put another $100 in and get an antique :D:D:D
    Same here!! :thumbup:
    Me too!!!

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    They still use treadles in many parts of
    Asia. Lots of sweat-shops use them....they make even more profit then...no power bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    They still use treadles in many parts of
    Asia. Lots of sweat-shops use them....they make even more profit then...no power bills.
    Thats sad huh???

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    I saw these a few years ago and actually considered one for when the power is out - but then realized probably wouldn't be able to see well enough!

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    It was probably retro fitted as a treadle. There is a gentleman that does that here for the Amish. amazing, huh? With me it's the peddle to the metal!

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    Actually it's on the Janome website as a treadle.

    eta the link: http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/...Specialty/712T

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    The Amish buy and use treadle machines. Even Bernina gets converted to treadle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Actually it's on the Janome website as a treadle.

    eta the link: http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/...Specialty/712T
    I'll bet it isn't the treadle the vintage ones are huh?? Nothing beats the real thing.

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    Note, you have to have the treadle cabinet to use it..and it is not for sale.....D in TX

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    I have the real thing. However, I also have a spare treadle base and this would be useful because it has zig-zag capability. So I would be interested to see how well it functions in the zig-zag mode. I have often said I really only need a machine that sews forward, in reverse, and zig-zags. This would appear to fill those requirements. I would like to see some reviews and comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora
    I have the real thing. However, I also have a spare treadle base and this would be useful because it has zig-zag capability. So I would be interested to see how well it functions in the zig-zag mode. I have often said I really only need a machine that sews forward, in reverse, and zig-zags. This would appear to fill those requirements. I would like to see some reviews and comments.
    Could only find two at the moment..

    http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...2/product.html

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    I bought a brand new treadle at a yard sale from a couple that returned from overseas somewhere, I think Japan, and bought it there. Most machines in eastern countries are treadles. The machine they bought back was a Janome. Nice wood cabinet and shinny black sewing machine. I paid $40 for it- divorce sell.

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    Hummmmm, we do alot of dry camping in our 5th wheel...do you think......????? I wonder if my husband would notice??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnewk
    Hummmmm, we do alot of dry camping in our 5th wheel...do you think......????? I wonder if my husband would notice??
    What a great idea. I would much rather sew than fish!!!

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    I imagine there are lot's of people wanting these, especially the Amish, people living off the grid, etc.!

    Wonderful to see that the manufacturers are still making machines for those who don't or can't use electricity because it is not in there area!

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    Get outta here! How cool is that!

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    The old ones are classier looking.Like driving and antique car. Mary

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    I saw a You Tube video where a fibre arts teacher, I think from San Francisco, takes his treadle machine into the streets and sets up and repairs peoples' clothing for free. It is an ideal tool if he can't get access to a power supply. Evidently he has regulars and it appeared to be a nice project.

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