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Thread: Im bursting with EXCITEMENT!!!!! New Home Treadle for $10

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    Cool Im bursting with EXCITEMENT!!!!! New Home Treadle for $10

    I went into a local store I hadn't been into yet and was looking around for anything. I asked the lady if she had any vintage sewing machines preferably Singer. She said she had a treadle in the back wasn't sure what brand and the lady was only asking $10. I asked her if I could see it so she went into the warehouse and found it, she came back and told me it was a New Home and that her husband bringing it up. Once I saw it I was sold. She needs a lot wood restoration and a good cleaning!!! There is a little rust on the peddle that I am hoping I can get off. The needle moves up and down and the bobbin is still there. The rope that attaches to the treadle and the machine broke (its dry rotted) while my friend and I were trying to hook it up. Do you know where i can get another one to replace it???

    Best of all, I found the original instructions, warranty and needle pack!!!! The direction manual is very brittle so I have to be careful with it. There is a piece of paper in the directions with a stamp dated July 10, 1932, I wonder if this is her birthday?!


    So now that I have her home, she needs a bath. What is the best oil to clean the machine?????

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    What a nice find! I'm sure someone here can help you find the pieces you need.

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    SCORE!!! Just use your sewing machine oil as the cleaner and go very lightly over the decals.

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    She looks to be in pretty good shape. Her bobbin and case is there so that's a big plus. She's missing a cover for the bobbin area but you can maybe find one. Look for a local Singer repair shop that has old machines. If you don't have one in your area, there are sources on the net. It is a little harder to order something than to see it in person but it can be done. The belt comes in a little package that you cut to fit yourself with a staple thing to join the ends. (at least mine did for my old Singer treadle) You can also buy the bobbins off the net. It's nice that you have the original needles. Compare one to regular Singer needles until you get a match BEFORE you break the last one. Have fun getting her up and running!

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    I have the bobbin cover I forgot to put it back on when i took the picture.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    She looks to be in pretty good shape. Her bobbin and case is there so that's a big plus. She's missing a cover for the bobbin area but you can maybe find one. Look for a local Singer repair shop that has old machines. If you don't have one in your area, there are sources on the net. It is a little harder to order something than to see it in person but it can be done. The belt comes in a little package that you cut to fit yourself with a staple thing to join the ends. (at least mine did for my old Singer treadle) You can also buy the bobbins off the net. It's nice that you have the original needles. Compare one to regular Singer needles until you get a match BEFORE you break the last one. Have fun getting her up and running!

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    Lucky you! I enjoy my treadle-it sews beautifully. Yours looks nice, it will clean up and really shine.
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    Beautiful Kay! You're going to enjoy her a lot...get in touch with Glenn on the best ways to refinish the wood (unless, of course, you already know! LOL )
    Can't wait to see the after pics, the before pics are GREAT! What a steal!
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    What a great deal. Hope you enjoy fixing her up.

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    What a great find!! Your are a lucky lady.

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    Wow! what a score! it was meant to be obviously! have fun fixing her up!

    ...and how many machines have you aquired lately??? LOL

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    Lucky deal! She looks great.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Super find! Really pretty and my New Home is so easy to treadle - I'm not sure why but it's much smoother than my White or Singers.

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    Wow, she looks like a great machine and the price can't be beat. Have fun making her pretty.

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    She's my first. I pick up a Singer Dressmaker (?) on Wednesday and I am looking at getting a featherweight 221 or 301a shortly...then Im done for awhile


    Quote Originally Posted by JMCDA View Post
    Wow! what a score! it was meant to be obviously! have fun fixing her up!

    ...and how many machines have you aquired lately??? LOL

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    Pinkberrykay,
    Great find! She looks pretty good, too. Have fun giving her a bath and all that jazz.

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    Awesome find.. She's beautiful..
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    She is a beauty and I am positive she will sew like a dream. I love my treadle. It was my grandmothers', and I am 73. It will soon be 100 years young and going strong. It was my grandmother's wedding gift from grandad.

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    I'm so glad this came your way. Good luck with the restoration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    She's my first. I pick up a Singer Dressmaker (?) on Wednesday and I am looking at getting a featherweight 221 or 301a shortly...then Im done for awhile
    ~giggle~ Has anyone mentioned that the wonderful world of vintage/antique machines has a VERY slippery slope?
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    Score!!! I paid 95.00 for my treadle last week...worked on her with a friend and we got her all clean inside and out...and tonight we got her working....love it...use chrome cleaner on the metal...not the body...then singer oil which is 3.00 at Joanns, and 409 on the rust...do not use water on your screws. I did use a little dish cleaner missed with water for the body but only lightly damped a cloth. Good luck...your will love it...take lots of pictures before you tear her a part so you know how to put her back together.

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    I would be excited ! Such a wonderful machine... and such a DEAL!!

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    She is beautiful! Her decals look great. Did you name her yet?
    Remember the teakettle...it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

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    Congratulations on your wonderful find! Can't wait to hear how you like sewing on her. I hope to own one someday. Seems like a relaxed and enjoyable way to sew.

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    oh wow...you did score...if you need the leather belt let me know I am ordering this week from Brewer sewing supply.
    You will need more shuttle pins I believe as well.
    you need to tell us what the purpose of the tower thing in the center of her head is! ODD looking for sure...
    Her wood just needs a light sanding and polishing....she really does look great!

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    You are so hooked. I too have a few. 5 treadles(some needing cleaning) and 2 up and running, along with Featherweights (2) 15-91 (2) 3/4 machines and others. It is so much fun seeing them come to life. ENJOY!!!
    sew1

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