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    Old 08-16-2011, 06:20 PM
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    I purchased my Wheller & Wilson W9 Treadle sewing machine about 4-5 years ago in an antique shop in Woodland, CA (near Davis & Sacramento), SN 2562153.

    I haven't done much with it since then, but can now display it in my revised cutting and stash area (formerly our family room).

    The machine needs a new belt at a minimum and a general cleaning. I was able to find a reprint of the machine's manual, which I've ordered.

    I've just started to research the machine, but would appreciate any info or tips anyone can offer about rehabiliting this machine. I learned to sew on my Grandmother's Singer treadle, which sadly went to a church rummage sale in 1968.

    Here are some photos. Not too good because of the background light.

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    Old 08-16-2011, 06:27 PM
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    This is very cool. I have a box that must have held attachments for this machine. It belonged to my great-grandmother. It seems to have been sort of classy, compared to the puzzle box that Singers had. I'm wondering if Wheeler and Wright sewing machines were a "step above"? I really don't know. Unfortunately, I don't have the machine-just the box, which is "carved" on the top.
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    Old 08-16-2011, 06:34 PM
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    how do you get the thread on that hook thing???

    I am awaiting my purchase of a singer treadle..my sister got a white...I get to pick them both up from a board member up in Wichita at the end of the month!

    can hardly wait...
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    Old 08-16-2011, 06:51 PM
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    Looks great to me. I'm hoping for a Singer treadle...
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    Old 08-16-2011, 07:00 PM
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    Nice old girl! Does she have a name yet? Enjoy her!
    (Is that a live chicken? Sure looks real in the picture!)
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    Old 08-16-2011, 07:55 PM
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    I'm so jealous! I've wanted one for soooo long! Charlee (on this board) has one and I've been trying to get her to will it to me :lol: but she won't part with it :cry:
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    Old 08-16-2011, 08:36 PM
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    Nope. She is a paper mache or something similar chicken -- might be plaster cast. I have a matching rooster also, but he's under my African violet table.

    Used to do live hens but not anymore.
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    Old 08-16-2011, 08:38 PM
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    Not sure how to put thread on it or anything.

    My first thing is to get a belt replacement and learn more about the machine.

    I do belong to a yahoo group for treadle and old sewing machines, but haven't paid too much attention to it lately. guess it would be a good source of info and perhaps supplies.

    I'm hoping the manual I ordered will offer some how to info on this baby. She doesn't have a name yet...I'm still thinking about it.
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    have fun with your old sewing machine
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    Old 08-16-2011, 09:24 PM
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    Have fun!!
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