Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: i found out how OLD my treadle is

  1. #1
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124

    i found out how OLD my treadle is

    I have had my treadle for about 3 years,bought just cuz I wanted it.Its not working and desperately needs to be cleaned,butI wanted to have has a show piece, if you will.
    I was thinking of selling it, so i looked it up on singerco.com and found out that it dates from1884
    Now I'm conflicted. I should paid to have it restored.
    Last edited by azdesertrat; 05-22-2012 at 12:59 PM. Reason: picture didnt attach
    But its a Dry Heat!

  2. #2
    Super Member quilt addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,669
    Oh show us some pictures if you like. You don't have to pay anyone. You can do this yourself and enjoy bonding even more with your machine. It will be even harder to part with it then.
    Lisa

  3. #3
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124
    i tried to up load pics and the upload keeps failing,ill try again,maybe take different pics
    But its a Dry Heat!

  4. #4
    Super Member cabbagepatchkid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    1,787
    Quote Originally Posted by azdesertrat View Post
    i tried to up load pics and the upload keeps failing,ill try again,maybe take different pics
    You just need to resize them. Which type computer are you using? If it's a Mac I can tell you how to go about that. It's really easy.
    ~~Cathy~~

  5. #5
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NE Indiana
    Posts
    8,105
    Should you pay to have it restored? No.

    Treadle machines are simple. I can work on them and make them go, so it's not that hard.

    Joe

  6. #6
    Senior Member redbugsullivan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Western Washington State
    Posts
    552
    Blog Entries
    6
    Listen to Joe! He's right. They are worth the "getting dirty" factor of cleaning them. Super easy to clean up and get running right makes owning a treadle worth it.
    Annette

    There is no fireside like your own fireside.

  7. #7
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124
    yes i have a mac
    But its a Dry Heat!

  8. #8
    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    tucson Az
    Posts
    1,124
    ok let's try this again
    Attached Images Attached Images
    But its a Dry Heat!

  9. #9
    Super Member dublb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brady TX
    Posts
    5,901
    Oh it's a beauty!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Baltimore MD.
    Posts
    266
    Love those old antique sewing machines!!!Have fun getting it ready to work very pretty model.

  11. #11
    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,665
    Ahhhhh, it has the fiddle base!! Love it!! Even if it isn't a museum piece, try restoring yourself. You will have lots of help.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Grannyh67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Barling, Arkansas
    Posts
    820
    Blog Entries
    1
    oh my she is a beauty, please post pic's after you have cleaned her up.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    port orange fl.
    Posts
    188
    i have a treadel 1925 real nice condition how much is it worth i want to sell it suzieQ

  14. #14
    Senior Member redbugsullivan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Western Washington State
    Posts
    552
    Blog Entries
    6
    This is a SWEETHEART!
    Please post pics when you have cleaned it up.
    Annette

    There is no fireside like your own fireside.

  15. #15
    Senior Member redbugsullivan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Western Washington State
    Posts
    552
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by suzieQ View Post
    i have a treadel 1925 real nice condition how much is it worth i want to sell it suzieQ
    It is worth whatever the purchaser is willing to pay. Craigslist is a great place to determine what prices are reasonable within your geographic area. Too much, it's posted over and over. Too little, it's quickly snapped up.
    Annette

    There is no fireside like your own fireside.

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Southern IN
    Posts
    56
    Hey, I bought one at a yard sale a month ago, a model 127 (1910 - 1920) and I cleaned it up myself! It was so much fun and you feel so good afterward. In fact, I just put a new belt on it tonight and its working great.

    You can do it!
    In stitches
    Janie

  17. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,923
    Blog Entries
    1
    a fiddle base no less...wow....keep her!

  18. #18
    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,068
    It reminds me that I saw a quilt in the museum in Paducah that is around the age of your machine. It's nice to think of machines and quilts in their historic context. Someone was probably thrilled to get that machine when it was new, and here it is today, still appreciated. Thanks for showing it to us.

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Mechanicsville, IA
    Posts
    1,488

    Red face

    Did anyone see the beautiful fiddle base on eBay that was in England? I was in love but the shipping was horrible.
    Cheryl Robinson
    http://www.silverneedlestitching.com
    APQS Millenium Longarm with Intelliquilter

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.