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Thread: My new old treadle

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    I currently have the machine head off of the cabinet. The cabinet needs some TLC. It appears all moving parts still move except nothing moves on the bobbin winder part. So I'm not sure if it is seized up or it just doesn't move. It didn't come with any attachments or bobbins nor the shuttle so I am on the hunt for these. Also needs the belt. Anyone who knows anything about these grand old ladies please advise.

    As I can only post 3 pictures at a time I will be replying to this post with a few more pictures.

    Here is the machine head sitting on my kitchen counter
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    A few more pics

    the bobbin winder, which doesn't move
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    sphynx decal on base
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    One last picture

    top of machine
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    Great machine. I have one from my husbands grandmother, it was purchased in 1904 when she got married.

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    Oh, one more photo please...the top, the wooden top that covers the machine head...I'd love to see that...please?
    The drawers are my favorite...that style...I love those! I've got one of these machines too...mine is a bit older and I've yet to work on or with it...mine is not a bonnet top cabinet, however. Great find for you...I know how thrilled you must be!

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    She's lovely! :)

    You'll find it amazing what some sewing machine oil will do for her...
    I really recommend that you join Needlebar.org ! The amount of information on that website, and the people who hang out there are tops! (You'll probably be able to find a manual there!)

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    Oh man I already put away the camara but here is a link to one that looks just like it. http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/cases.htm#m27

    Scroll to the middle of the page. The one that has the description "Model 27 from 1895". The top is called a "coffin top" :shock:

    I already dated mine to Sept 30 1901. The serial number was easy to read and I tracked it on Singer's website

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    Thanks for the website and the very quick reply...I'll have to recheck the sr# and redate my machine...it's out in the DH's shop and the weather is not conducive to late night adventures, and there's snow on the ground! I'm about 120 miles north of Houston and I've got about 2" inches of snow on the ground that fell this evening...tooo many things wrong with this picture! Congratulations again on your new machine.

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    She's a real beauty!!! Thank you for sharing with us :D:D:D

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    WOW!!!!! i like that, i have one almost like it but a little newer

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    what is that knob right above the bobbin winder...does something have to be dis-ingaged before it will work like on a modern machine. you are so lucky, I would love to have a treadle, don't know where I would put it.LOL

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    What a beauty! It reminds me of my grandmother's machine. Enjoy the process of getting it back in shape to use!

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    Gorgeous---I love all the scrollwork on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    what is that knob right above the bobbin winder...does something have to be dis-ingaged before it will work like on a modern machine. you are so lucky, I would love to have a treadle, don't know where I would put it.LOL
    Ahh, I thought the same thing but found a manual on line for this model. It is the stitch length adjustment knob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Gorgeous---I love all the scrollwork on it.
    Me too! Wouldn't that make a drop dead gorgeous quilting design? I plan on redrafting it bigger and quilt it onto a quilt.

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    She is a beauty.

    The one from my Aunt is like that but newer..
    http://www.execulink.com/~mikeh/Singer15nl.htm


    I just love the cabinet yours came in, I noticed the water ring...mine has one too..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    She's a real beauty!!! Thank you for sharing with us :D:D:D
    yes thanks

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    Here is a singer website where you can order the manuals. I did so for my machine from 1912.
    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_1letter.html

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    Lostn51 restores old machines. PM him and I bet he'd have some good advice and links to resources where you could find what you need.

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    Awesome pictures of your old treadle!

    Have you got it up and running yet?

    Karen

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    I have my grandmother's treadle - am going to pull it up and check the serial # so I can date it. I did make a dress on it 40 + years ago, but don't know if it works now. The cabinet looks a lot like yours.

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    Hi I just looked at you machine and it looks like you have your hands full but at least you have both of the shuttle plates!

    This is a very common machine and it would be a perfect candidate for a repaint. I have several of them and I did repaints on most of them. Here is a photo on one that I did a "Godzilla" finish to with Blackside finished parts. I use to own a graphics company and I made up a bunch of the Singer decals and use a pair of them on it.

    Your bobbin winder does not use a tire like most of them do the wheel rides on the treadle belt when you push it up to it when you wind the bobbin. You can get the bobbins at Hancock Fabrics and probably JoAnns in the notions area. They will look like barbells and come in a 10 pack or so for around $8.

    I would take the winder off and soak it for a few days in Kerosene or WD-40 and see if you can not free the rascal up. You should be able to turn the wheel and it will slowly rotate the assembly. After freeing it up be sure to put a drop or two of sewing machine oil in the little hole on the winder.

    This is one of my favorite Singer machines ever and you will fall in love with it once you start to use it.

    Billy

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    wow lostn51 that is gorgeous....that bobbin winder shines. LOL

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    Billy, Thanks so much for the reply. I will take the bobbin winder off for a soaking. No way do I want to repaint her. With chips and all I want to leave as is. Besides I think those Sphynx decals are just way too cool. I know that repros have been made and actually found a website from Canada that has them but I like her somewhat aged look. Aside from the bobbin winder all other parts appear to move freely and the little tension spring on the top tension plates is still intact. From what little research I have done, it seems those break off alot or are seldom in tact when the machines are rescued. The treadle mechanism is also in good shape and moves very freely and makes absolutely no noise. Of course that is bound to change once I get a belt for her. The pulman is cast iron, no wooden parts on the treadle mechanism. I have found some bobbins and a shuttle on e-bay so maybe I will win the bid. If not, I found some places that sell the right shuttles and bobbins. That is good to know about the bobbins still being sold in other retail outlets. I gave the cabinet a Formsby's face lift and it already looks better. I took some woodstain to the water stains and they now don't stand out so much. The cabinet was a 5 drawer model but the top drawer rails are broken on one side. I don't think I will go to the extent of restoring the cabinet so I can have the 5th drawer. I do need to find drawer pulls though, only two are intact. 1 is completely missing and the 4th is missing the ring. But that will be a summer time hunt in antique shops. I always enjoy a good quest :) . As I have so many other things going on right now I probably won't have her up and running until late spring.

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    She is a beauty. Congrats.

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