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Damascus Grand Rotary--Need Info!

Old 08-03-2014, 05:03 AM
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it's beautiful!
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:01 AM
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Cathy let me know if you're ever out this way, I have a Damascus Grand treadle in nice shape, and it would be good perhaps to thin the herd. Too bad shipping is what it is...
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:11 PM
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Default Damascus Grand Rotary Treadle, making nice progress!!

So this treadle, came from another wonderful QB on the Oregon Coast. It was in my garage for awhile, but now it's in my living room now so I have put in on the top of the que (mostly). It is a really nice stitcher and has a wonderful feature for a newbie at treadling. It has an anti-reverse built into the flywheel!! All it needed was a 3/4 " dia. rubber ball, like is used on the Willcox & Gibbs treadle.

What's cool is, you don't need to use your hand to start sewing, unless the pitman arm to the flywheel is at about Top Dead Center or Bottom Dead Center, then you will need to nudge it just a bit. it's very quiet and smooth machine. It was kinda easy to get a 1/4" seam allowance on some scrap using this attachment.
I also happen to have another Damascus Grand that is electric in a case. And this pretty Stag Electric from Horn's Dept Store is also a match, it has a swing away HB motor.

It had no problem sewingl past the piece and starting another, (starters and leaders?). I love it!!
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:19 PM
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Here's the 3/4" dia ball and the pocket it fits into that creates, the anti-reverse mechanism
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:23 PM
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oops! not quite the right pic,
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:31 PM
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I have a similar non-treadle Eldredge (National).

Very nice cabinet (and machine, too)!
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:08 PM
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Where did you find the ball? All those are nice machines.
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As the old people trying to be hip would say, "Very Cool!" I thought the treadle ball was unique to Willcox and Gibbs' Automatic. Learn something new every day.

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Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
Where did you find the ball? All those are nice machines.
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EBay, ;^) very reasonable price
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Oldsew, Great pics! Your pitman rod looks different. Is that a hybrid? What are the parts made of? If ever take apart, sure would like to see pics of each piece of rod. . . If indeed a replacement build. Thanks
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