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Old 06-22-2011, 12:50 PM
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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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Old 06-22-2011, 12:51 PM
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Beautiful! What a find!
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:52 PM
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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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Old 06-22-2011, 12:59 PM
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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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Old 06-22-2011, 01:13 PM
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Look on eBay. There are lots of treadle keys available.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:22 PM
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It's beautiful
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:32 PM
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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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Old 06-22-2011, 02:23 PM
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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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