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Thread: I'm getting a Singer treadle!!!!!

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    I'm getting a Singer treadle!!!!!

    Was at a family get-together with my 90yr old mother on Sat. and we saw an old Singer in a cutsie dress shop as a decoration and it made me think that many years ago, I learned to sew on a treadle. So, I asked my Mom what happened to that old machine - I just figured that it got traded in on a newer sewing machine or, horror, my dad was really into selling scrap metal at that time. I almost fainted when she said that it was still in her basement!!!!! Mind you - my bedroom was in that basement for years and I never saw it. She said something about plants being on it - so that would have to be in the unfinished part of the basement where the windows are. But, sadly, we could not go back to her house that day but she said I could have it next time we went to St. Louis )175 miles from here). We might have to make a detour on our way back home from Paducah in a couple of weeks. I cannot wait to see what it looks like, etc. She also said that she has several machines in cabinets upstairs in her breezeway that I can look at. She said that she will also ask my cousin what happened to my Aunt's machine - WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
    Nikki in MO

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    Lucky you!!

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    Wow, you have hit the jackpot! I hope you have fun looking at all of them.

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    Sounds like you might need a larger vehicle for your road trip! Congrats on your treadle score.

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    Fantastic, you are so fortunate to be able to have your family machines! Good luck!

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    Please let us know what all you end up with. LOL
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    Awesome!!!!!!!

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    NikkiLu,

    That is one trip I'd be looking forward to. Oh and be forwarned, the moisture from the plants could maybe have done damage to the cabinet. They can be fixed though. I know, I did it. Lots of work, but worth it.

    Joe

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    Oh boy, me too, Nikkilu. Lucky, lucky, lucky you. And maybe someone above is right about traveling to Paducah in a bigger vehicle....
    Make every day count for something!

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    Curiosity got the better of me and I just called my mom and asked her where the machine came from and this is what she said:

    It came from my grandmother!!!!!

    Just cannot believe this - in tears now! It is not holding plants but it is underneath the basement stairs and is holding Christmas decorations. My DH is also very excited because he remembers his mother sewing on a treadle and he "helped" her as a small boy - they did not get electricity until he was a teenager.
    Nikki in MO

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    thud. What an absolutely lovely way to keep the family ties going.
    We have a million dollar resource here in the vintage machines forum!

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    OH WOW!!!!! I can't wait till you get it and post some pics of it. What a family heirloom. We're happy for you.

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    JACKPOT!!! I have my grandmother's 1907 Singer treadle and I love to sew on it. The clickity clack sound of the treadle brings back such wonderful childhood memories. I only hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!

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    Congrats! Neat that you have "family" machines~~
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    Lucky, lucky you. I did not have grandmothers or mother that did sewing. No grandmothers around at all. Mom mended and that was all. Guess that's why I have 5 or 6 treadles and all these other vintage machines around. Love them. Enjoy when you get it home.
    sew1

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