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Thread: My Singer Treadle

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    I have seen others post pics of their treadles, and thought I would post mine. I have not really looked at it for several years. On the plate under the needle it has stamped Patented October 8 1850, at least I think that is what is says.

    She needs to be cleaned up, and am thinking about sewing on it.

    It also has a wooden tube of number 11 needles.

    I would sure like to know how to clean it up without doing any damage.

    JulieM

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    She is a beauty.

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    Oh wow! What a beauty. I would think that it's pretty clean. I wouldn't do much cleaning but do oil it often. I'm sure there are posts galore on here with recommendations, but give her lots of love and TLC and enjoy. Then make sure the next person she will go to will love her as much.

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    Wow that is nice.

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    She sure is pretty.

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    She's pretty...Is that a fiddlehead???

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    She's sure pretty!

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    She is lovely.

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    She sure is a beauty!!

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    I had a lead on one of these this fall but it didn't work out. She is a lovely machine.

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    Very pretty machine. Isn't that a coffin top?

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    Wowie! Sweeeeet.

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    Go on the Virtual Sewing Machine Shop here and Billy (lostn51) will tell you all you need to know. He is our resident expert on all old treadles and others.

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    That is a gorgeous machine. I don't think I'vee seen one like it before. Do you know who it belonged to?

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    That is a beautiful machine. Wish I had a treadle. Would come in handy when there is a power outage!!!

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    You'd be amazed at how much dirt comes off with mineral oil and a cotton ball. Then dry with a soft cloth

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    You'd be amazed at how much dirt comes off with mineral oil and a cotton ball. Then dry with a soft cloth
    This machine is a rare machine so you need to treat it with kid gloves. The decals are super nice and need to be well cared for. Go Jo Nonpumice is what you want to use to clean it with and be sure to work in small areas with cotton balls and paper towels to wipe the residue. Try a small spot first on the back side and see if it will not hurt the finish. If it does then just wipe the dust off and leave it alone you will kill the value if you clean it and hurt the finish.

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    Wow! What a beauty!! Did it belong to someone in your family?

    Now that I see yours, I can see what is missing from the front of my "new" machine....it is the bobbin winder.

    Here is a good video showing how to wind a bobbin on that machine.... http://www.youtube.com/user/TreadleL.../8/GOu4-CG8RMU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    You'd be amazed at how much dirt comes off with mineral oil and a cotton ball. Then dry with a soft cloth
    This machine is a rare machine so you need to treat it with kid gloves. The decals are super nice and need to be well cared for. Go Jo Nonpumice is what you want to use to clean it with and be sure to work in small areas with cotton balls and paper towels to wipe the residue. Try a small spot first on the back side and see if it will not hurt the finish. If it does then just wipe the dust off and leave it alone you will kill the value if you clean it and hurt the finish.

    Billy
    I have had this machine for 30 years.

    It seems to be missing something in the bobbin area, the little silver colored piece. I have a bobbin inside of the machine, and do not know how to get it out.

    As a matter of fact, I know nothing about this machine. Oh, the serial number us 7923354, which makes it a 1888 model.
    JulieM

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    WOW!! I love those floral decals!! She's gorgeous :D:D:D

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    Certainly a lovely machine. You are very fortunate to have it. Off the subject but.....

    Does anyone know where I can look for instrucions on how to operate a tredle? I recently purchased a Red Eye and am anixous to learn to treadle, however I am having trouble teaching my self.

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    How very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905
    Does anyone know where I can look for instrucions on how to operate a tredle? I recently purchased a Red Eye and am anixous to learn to treadle, however I am having trouble teaching my self.
    Treadlelady.com ( http://treadlelady.com/) has helped me. I ordered her little booklet and last night I took the kids to Chuckie Cheeses to let them play while I sat with my coffee and I was able to read the booklet straight through, without any interruptions. I highly recommend it. It's written so that you can understand what she means and the drawings are very good.

    She also has some good videos on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TreadleLady

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    Gorgeous!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    OH!! my how beautiful is that!!

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