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    Old 03-13-2018, 06:35 PM
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    Originally Posted by Dedemac
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    My DH and I were talking and we think this may have been one of the machines that we purchased at an auction while we lived in Scotland, which might account for the oddities?
    If I remember correctly, the link to the QB thread has a link to the ISMACS manual. Another manual for the 27 can be found at Instruction Manuals | Singer Sewing

    I'm wondering if a Singer employee was trying to make some money on the side and got the decals to freshen up an old machine to make it more modern/desirable. Sure wish these old machine could talk and tell us their story. It is kind of fun to make up a story, though.

    Actually, Singer was known to destroy old machine taken for trade in.

    I actually learned to treadle (not much) a few years ago. It really is fun.

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    Old 03-14-2018, 08:31 AM
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    Is the treadle base missing?
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    Old 03-14-2018, 09:09 AM
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    No, it works great for strait stitching. The base or petal area is not metal but wood, as is the round wheel that makes everything work. The only iron parts are the post from the foot petal and the round mounting plate on the wheel.
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    Is the treadle base missing?
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    Old 03-14-2018, 09:47 AM
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    Wow! the drive wheel is wood? Could you send more pics of that. I've have not seen that on a sewing machine.
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    Old 03-14-2018, 01:11 PM
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    No problem
    This is the drive wheel, the metal has been painted, you can see the chips on the bar. There is a plate behind the wheel where it mounts to the side of the cabinet.
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    This is the petal, it was cut from the bottom plate expertly. There are two hinges and a cross bar underneath that it pivots on.
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    When I use it, there is very little effort to get it spinning, I have to find the right tension on the leather so it doesn't slip. I think it's time to borrow my DH's rosin.
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    Old 03-15-2018, 07:07 AM
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    Looks handmade. I am going to venture a guess that this was electric and someone converted the cabinet.
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    Fascinating. I vote for hand made too. and BTW the metal bar from the treadle to the drive wheel is called a Pittman arm. Thanks for posting these, dedemac
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    Old 03-15-2018, 09:59 AM
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    I've seen others where the bottom of the cabinet is the treadle, in fact I have one, but I've never seen a wooden wheel like that.

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    Originally Posted by Farmhousesewer
    Looks handmade. I am going to venture a guess that this was electric and someone converted the cabinet.
    I don't think so. I've seen several similar European treadle cabinets. Although, they may have put a new face on it when they redid the decals. I'm uncertain about a wooden flywheel, but maybe the original got broken or rusted. I think the the basic structure was an original treadle.

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    Old 03-15-2018, 03:01 PM
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    I kinda agree with you Janey. I have a cabinet similar in size and shape, it has the same treadle pedal set up but not a wooden wheel. I *think* mine is a MCM Pfaff cabinet.

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