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Thread: honest! It just followed me home!

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    Super Member Lyncat's Avatar
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    A White Family Rotary treadle machine has joined the sewing machine family in my sewing room. I have a lot to learn! Does anyone know what the key to the drawers looks like? It has a couple of locked drawers and I just know there are treasures inside! This pic is just the craigslist pic, more to come! I'm so excited to start playing with her.
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    Beautiful! What a find!

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    Wow. I hope you find a key, or at least maybe a bobbie pin would work! Exciting, uh?

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    I've heard that a screwdriver will open some of the old locks. Worth a careful, gentle try.

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    Look on eBay. There are lots of treadle keys available.

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    It's beautiful

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    It is a triangle. I got one at my local antique store for the same price as on ebay, but without the waiting! Enjoy!

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    Any chance the drawers might just be stuck, sometimes the wood is warped enough to make them seem like they are locked when they won't open.

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    I am sure a good locksmith can get in and make a key in short order. Can't imagine this would be too expensive either. Exciting to think about the treasures within (smile).

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    Is that what your going to tell your husband? LOL
    I bet the key is locked in one of the drawers. The spare key that is.

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    Ooohhh, she's pretty!

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    Be sure to let us know what treasures you find inside!

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    Sorry-double posted!

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    Pretty!

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    Do you know that there is no key for it. Sometimes the key is taped to the underside. Also, I have from time to time seen these keys on ebay. Also try several skeleton keys. You'll find one that will work.

    Call some lock smiths, sometimes they have entire rings of skeleton keys and will let you take it home and try them all til you find one that fits and charge you a minimal fee for it.

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    My Singer treadle has what looks like a skeleton key but the end is a square There are screw drivers like this Harbor Frieght Tools has a set for around $4 I hope this helps you get into your pretty new baby

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    Bet shes gonna love her new home!!!

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    See what happens when u feed them? They hang around and never leave!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Bet shes gonna love her new home!!!
    And her new home is going to love her! My mother gave my grandmother's treadle to my neice. I was so sad about that. I have (supposedly, I have not seen it for years as DH has stored it with his bro) a treadle that belonged to DH's great aunt but it is just not the same as my grandmother's. I hope my Brother in Law does not let it follow someone else home someday.

    Thanks for sharing. Yes, let us know what is in the drawers.

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    WOW think I'll go drive around a bit..see if one follows me home...lol...congrats

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    look in vintage machine shop here in search under come and sit a spell theres several keys posted and billy knows all!

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    keep the pictures coming..love to hear what you find in those drawers

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    I keep checking the porch, but so far not one stray machine has followed me home yet! I got all mine at the shelter...

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    I do know that they have them on ebay under Antique Sewing Machines can vary in price so look at all before you purchase. Only a suggestion.

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    I have an old white in a cabinet. The top drawers on both sides have a catch that you have to release by putting your hand in the second drawer and pushing on the catch while pulling on the top drawer.

    Could this be why you cannot open a couple of drawers?

    Just a thought,
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