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Thread: My 1st Treadle

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    Oh my, my, my, my, my. Beautiful, beautiful.

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    i am going to try and learn to use mine.

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    :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    Very nice looking...enjoy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy463
    Do all of you who have these machines actually use them and how or why? Or are they strictly for decoration?
    Peggy
    I believe most do use these machines. I also want a Model A truck before I pass....and I do plan to drive it.

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    Wow, she is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisseau
    Can anyone tell me the significance of the copper plate on right side of machine and the birthdate of treadle.....someone said it made it special but I can't find anything on this. Thanks everyone.
    Most of the badges on Singers were brass...to find one of copper is somewhat unique, but not totally rare... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy463
    Do all of you who have these machines actually use them and how or why? Or are they strictly for decoration?
    Peggy
    I haven't used mine in many years due to space and other new options. I do keep in mind that they have the best and most consistant stitch of all my machines and concider them an option when working several projects at the same time.

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    Beautiful...simply beautiful.....
    When I was a young girl a neighbor lady passed away, and her daughter wanted me to have her old treadle....and I said at the age of 10, why would I want that old thing....one of my biggest regrets of my life...maybe one day ....

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    She is absolutely gorgeous!

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    I grew up using a treadle and its still my favorite, bar none. Enjoy!!

    delma

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    Oh my - that looks so much like the treadle I got from my grandmother (the incidentally my daughter sold at a yard sale before her father and I knew it....). Enjoy - it's beautiful and a wonderful treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy463
    Do all of you who have these machines actually use them and how or why? Or are they strictly for decoration?
    Peggy
    I use all of my treadle machines. I think its fun and relaxing to use a treadle, I can hear the TV while I'm sewing. The machine you see in my avatar is a 1936 Singer 201K, sews a beautiful stitch and is very quiet. I also have 3 other Singer treadles, model 66-1 red eye,1949 model 15-90 and 1965 zig zag model 237. I think its fun to sew with people powered machines, still amazed that I have a machine that is 101 years old that still sews such a beautiful stitch. My favorite 9 year old friend says that she just loves using the 201k as a hand crank, she's learning to make quilt blocks.
    Sharon W.

    1910 Singer 66-1 red eye
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    1936 Singer 201K was born a hand cranked machine, I like it better as a treadle.
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    1965 Singer 237 zig zag
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    1949 Singer 15-90(formerly electric)
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    Sweet!

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    What a beauty!!

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    What a beauty!!

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    Oh, my goodness! She's breathtaking! I'm so jealous. I've been wanting a treadle SO BAD. Have a friend who told HER friend that I was looking for one and her friend said she has one she'll GIVE to me! Now I'm dying--because it's Arizona, in the Summer and she has gone to the mountains for a few weeks to beat the heat! I'm holding my breath til she gets back, and hoping she won't forget!

    The other good thing is that I know her, and knowing her, if she has it in her home, it's in very good condition and beautiful! I can't wait!

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