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Thread: Treadle from my MIL

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    Super Member Mamaskeeto's Avatar
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    Hubby and I just returned from the family farm in TN. My MIL is 91 and really doesn't sew anymore. We were talking at the table and all of the sudden she asked if I wanted the Domestic machine. I about fell off my chair. I told ofcourse I would love to have it. The machine is in excellent condition but I need to get a belt for it. It belonged to my DH grandmother and was purchased around 1904 -1905 when she got married. My MIL remembers her sewing on it when she and FIL would visit. So here's a picture of my new treasure. I can't wait to sew on it. Also with the machine is every attachment that was made for it.

    Domestic Treadle that belonged to my hubby's grandmother. Purchased in 1904 - 1905
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    Close up of machine.
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    Wow!

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    score!!!

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    How absolutely wonderful. Congratulations on your new addition :)

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    So glad this machine will live at your house. I'm sure your MIL knew before she asked that you would make a good home for it.

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    WOW -- what a treasure you have! :D

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    WoW What a treasure!! So glad she gave it to you, someone who will use it and knows how special it is!!

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    that is very cool enjoy :) :)

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    That's a treasure for sure!!!

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    WOW I'm green with envy.
    What a great treasure and to be a family heirloom amazing.

    live2quilt

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    Oh how great! What a treasure.
    I remember my grandmothers treadle sewing cabinet having three drawers an each side.
    Give her an extra hug.

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    WOW! I love it.
    Hope you enjoy it for many years.
    If only it could tell stories..... :-)

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    What an absolute treasure!!!! :D :D

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    WOWSER!! :thumbup:
    It's absolutely wonderful.
    You are so lucky to get this
    wonderful piece of the past!!
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    That is an awesome heirloom!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Wow!!!!!

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    It's a real beauty.

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    you are so lucky, does it have the shuttle bobbin or round? I have absolutely no room but would love to squeeze one in, they are hard to find especially in that condition.....

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    oh my gosh. congrats!!!! that is so way cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    you are so lucky, does it have the shuttle bobbin or round? I have absolutely no room but would love to squeeze one in, they are hard to find especially in that condition.....
    It has the shuttle bobbin. There were 4 bobbins in one of the drawers. There is no instruction manual but I went online to the Simithsonian and found a teaching manual for the machine that shows how to wind the bobbin.

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    amazing gift. Congrats

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    GEORGOUS

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    Awesome!!! Wonderful gift from MIL. :) :)

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