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 17 of 17

Thread: need info on treadle cabinet and machine

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vail, AZ
    Posts
    120

    need info on treadle cabinet and machine

    Greetings from sunny Tucson, AZ. I have always been interested in finding a treadle cabinet to refinish. This is listed on Craigslist now and is located close to my home. Can anyone help me to know if it's worth the amount or what I should offer? Also, the machine doesn't work and I can't tell what model it is and if it would be hard to fix...owner said they don't know anything about machines but liked the cabinet but downsizing now. She said she didn't know where to look for model # so guess I'll have to get that when/if I go check this out.

    I look forward to your advice. Dianna

    Here is link:
    http://tucson.craigslist.org/atq/3694978079.html

  2. #2
    Super Member Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Posts
    2,517
    Blog Entries
    1
    It is a Singer 66-1 with back clamp feet. It is the lotus decals and a very desirable machine. It is worth a$100 but don't hesitate to bargin with the seller. It is missing the bobbin cover slide plate. I really love mine. I have three 66-1. You can get a replacement from sew classic.
    Skip
    Glenn W. Cleveland

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vail, AZ
    Posts
    120
    Thanks for this quick reply. Will do some research and then go see it. My husband is good at refinishing so will take him along but I want to be the one to refinish it. I'll bargain the fact that it's not working and really only buying cabinet...lol. Dianna

  4. #4
    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Posts
    3,972
    I agree with Glenn. Don't pass on this one. The cabinet looks pretty good. Before thinking about refinishing try to find some Howard Feed-N-Wax. It contains beeswax, carnuba wax and orange oil. I love the stuff for rejuvenating a dry cabinet.
    Sweet Caroline

  5. #5
    Super Member Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Posts
    2,517
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes go get it now
    Skip
    Glenn W. Cleveland

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vail, AZ
    Posts
    120
    I went to see this and the cabinet was in very bad condition. My husband does work working and said it would not be worth trying to redo. I'll just keep looking....I know there is a treasure out there with my name on it...thanks for your input.

  7. #7
    Super Member Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Posts
    2,517
    Blog Entries
    1
    Was the cabinet in bad shape or just the finish. It look completely restorable to me. I restore antiques but retired now and this one would be an easy one to take care of.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Homosassa, FL
    Posts
    2,259
    I would take it in a heartbeat, cabinet doesn't look that bad. For $100 wish I lived there.

  9. #9
    Member wedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    3
    if I could post pic,, Which I am not smart enough I could show U what it could look like, as I just finished one for a little old lady and it was sure a lot worse shape than that one ,, would be a good deal here in okla.

  10. #10
    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    9,666
    Blog Entries
    31
    This cabinet looks just like mine. It included a perfectly working singer 115. It cost me $115.00 about ten years ago.
    Best money I ever spent. Good luck. You have to remember what is it worth to you?
    peace
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

  11. #11
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,392
    Blog Entries
    2
    very pretty machines
    Name:  Singer 66 lotus 012.JPG
Views: 158
Size:  129.7 KB
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  12. #12
    Super Member JudyTheSewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sparks, NV
    Posts
    1,225
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    very pretty machines
    Miriam, your machine just takes my breath away when I see it. It is so beautiful!

  13. #13
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,392
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Miriam, your machine just takes my breath away when I see it. It is so beautiful!
    Mine too. I have to pinch myself to tell myself I am keeping that one. I still have to learn to treadle though. LOL It came with nice stuff too.
    Name:  Singer 66 lotus 001.JPG
Views: 110
Size:  130.3 KB
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  14. #14
    Super Member JudyTheSewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sparks, NV
    Posts
    1,225
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Mine too. I have to pinch myself to tell myself I am keeping that one. I still have to learn to treadle though. LOL It came with nice stuff too.
    Yes, really nice stuff. I have 6 vintage/antique Singer machines (treadle and tails) and none of them came with that quilting foot. I could really use one of those. I also have not received any of those old screwdrivers and you got two! And a key! None of my treadle machines, regardless of make, came with a key. I would be pinching myself too. Thanks for the additional picture. Just a question - is that an extra bobbin cover plate? Would that be a necessary item for something?

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern CA near Sacramento
    Posts
    1,105
    Judy,

    Next time you are down here we'll talk about setting you up with some of your 'wants'.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Yes, really nice stuff. I have 6 vintage/antique Singer machines (treadle and tails) and none of them came with that quilting foot. I could really use one of those. I also have not received any of those old screwdrivers and you got two! And a key! None of my treadle machines, regardless of make, came with a key. I would be pinching myself too. Thanks for the additional picture. Just a question - is that an extra bobbin cover plate? Would that be a necessary item for something?
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

  16. #16
    Super Member JudyTheSewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sparks, NV
    Posts
    1,225
    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Judy,

    Next time you are down here we'll talk about setting you up with some of your 'wants'.

    Cathy
    Sounds great! I'll start a spreadsheet

  17. #17
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Charleston SC
    Posts
    10,725
    I have one that a friend gave me...I can't help you with the price but it is beautiful....

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.