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    Old 06-25-2015, 12:49 PM
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    Hello everyone

    I have been given a NEW VALLEY treadle sewing machine, and cant for the life of me find anything about it or even photos, on the net!
    I am hoping you good people may help me! It is black with a very faded words on the body, that says NEW VALLEY, it also says MADE IN GERMANY on the front right hand side and also says 'Valley' on both sided of the iron framework. It comes with metal 'rollers' on the legs.
    It is in very old condition and looks as if someone has used outside to display a pot plant on, grrrr!
    I will load photos should they be of assistance to anyone
    The serial number on the front right side says 1419127.

    Heres the thing to give you a laugh, I have never sewen in my life and really have no interest to be honest, I am a racehorse trainer by trade. However this old machine tickles me and I am fascinated with it, and the really weird thing is I have named her!! I would love to try and restore my Nelly and would love to hear absolutely ANYTHING about her!

    Thanks ever so much.
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    Old 06-25-2015, 02:23 PM
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    first, welcome to the board.

    Second, we are very visual learners here. loading the pictures would be the fastest way to get info.

    Finally, this machine is most likely made by a major German maker and then marked as a "badged" machine. In the late 1800's and early 1900's it was common for manufacturers to try to build up their production volumes by offering to put any name you want on a machine if you ordered at leas a certain amount (some US makers it was as low as 5 machines) So we see machines that have names like Gimbles, or Macy's, or Bob's Hardware, even though Gimbles, Macy's, or Bob's hardware never made sewing machines.
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    Old 06-25-2015, 03:12 PM
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    We'd like pictures please!
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    Old 06-25-2015, 03:14 PM
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    Will do, later this afternoon, thankyou so much for your replies!
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    Old 06-25-2015, 08:20 PM
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    Unfortunately I am unable to load pictures from my laptop ?? Perhaps something to do with where I am located?
    However, I have come across some more information which I believe I may be on the right track...

    After fussing around the machine and taking dozens of photos and then loading them, I noticed it actually says 'The Valley A' on the machine. I only spotted this from the photos as its very very faint. Taking on the advice from above I looked up german machines and found one made by Gritzner that is very similar and is called Selecta !!!
    This one is for sale and had great photos and the decals were similar as was where the serial number is and also 'parts'on the machine! So maybe i'm on the right track!

    I will keep searching for a photo though so I can see what she is supposed to look like before I try to restore her.
    Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated ! ( Shame I can't get the photos up )

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    Old 06-25-2015, 08:22 PM
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    Well what do you know one appeared, hahahaha this is weird !
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    Old 06-25-2015, 09:35 PM
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    What is that kind of loop on the top of the machine? Not the spool pin, the other one. The one that got cut off by the top of the picture?

    It is a pretty machine that I know nothing about. Will have to wait for the treadle experts to wake up. There is definitely enough of the original there so that it will restore well.
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    Old 06-26-2015, 03:03 AM
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    WOW, a little rusty but she can be made beautiful again. Have fun and welcome to the the board. You are going to find a massive amount of information here regarding older DSM.
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    Old 06-26-2015, 09:52 AM
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    We do have a couple Australian members here. Maybe one of them can tell you if there's any special tricks for loading pictures from there. They're likely to be more familiar with your machine too.
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    Old 06-26-2015, 10:45 AM
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    I'm not sure what it is sorry, unless its got 4 legs and a tail, I'm hopeless! Have tried to load a better photo for you,it may pop up like the other one did.. There is definitely lots of original stuff, including a little tin with a picture of the gritzer factory 1871 on the inside of the lid and all sorts of bobbins and metal thingys inside. One appears to be like a key for locking the drawers and top down...
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