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I bought a treadle!

Old 02-27-2009, 12:12 PM
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I also own a treadle machine. I purchased it at an antique store. I think I only paid $40. If you have any Amish or Menninite communities within a reasonable distance of you they probably have persons who service such machines. I live just south of Hanover PA. There is a machine dealer there who is a Menninite. He actually services treadle machines. I purchased a new belt from him. He even had it in stock.

I doubt if I will ever use it but it is in working order if the need ever arises.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:23 PM
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That's on my someday list- to own a treadle sewing machine. I wish I had my Gram's, she taught me to sew on it. Such fond memories!

Was looking at my Dad's last night to see if he might have one of Gram's glass eggs she used inside socks when she darned them. They are gone. Darn! (Literally, haha)
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:17 PM
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I have an 1891 Singer Treadle machine that has a puzzle box of accessories. They are so neat! Now if I just had more time to use it. :)
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:38 PM
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Wow. A treadle. How cool is that. Can't wait to see a picture.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:42 PM
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Ok, I'm jealous!!
Congrats on your new machine!!!
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:47 PM
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Me too..jealous! Envious and all that good stuff:)I have been looking for a bargain for quite awhile here. I had one that was in such sad shape I sold it on a deal to a guy that repairs, etc. This one was someone's plant stand years ago and the wood was ruined! As far as belts, he told me they keep them conditioned using mineral oil and if the belt is too stretched, they remove the staple in it, cut it the right lenght and put it back. I'll find one sooner or later...I want it to use when the electric goes out in an ice storm...:)Skeat
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:20 AM
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How fun! Mine needs cleaning! It was my grandmother's. She gave it to me when I was in high school. I was the only one that had my project in on time for Home Economics class. We had power outages and no one else could sew :!: It took a little getting used to-working the feet and guiding the fabric. Good for the legs.....I should get it working - save a trip to the gym :!:
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:32 AM
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:D Emily,
My mother-in-law, who did professional alterations, has a Singer treadle and uses it more than her other Singer. She has better control for slow stitching especially. It will be great for your piecing. Keep us posted.

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:55 AM
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Here is a link to the pictures :)
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:22 AM
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Congrats on your new baby!! Can't wait to see pictures.
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