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themadpatter 04-10-2019 05:33 PM

Somebody with a machine shop needs to start making new cans for these.

CountryKath 04-10-2019 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by themadpatter (Post 8238818)
Somebody with a machine shop needs to start making new cans for these.

I wish! Of course there are 3 different styles of them, depending upon on age of machine. There is a website that explains the differences, I canít post a link but itís pretty easy to find on a google search.

Treadle&Gears 04-10-2019 09:15 PM

I know a consulting engineer who would probably enjoy the challenge to recreate them, but I think it would be prohibitively expensive to have them made. It might be less costly overall to have them scanned and 3D printed with a metal model printer.

toverly 04-11-2019 05:54 AM

You are so right Treadle&Gears, I can't imagine how many would have to be made to match all the spool sizes. But it would be truly delightful to have bigger bobbins.

leonf 08-06-2019 10:28 AM

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I happened upon another one. This time It really is a treadle. Haven't cleaned or oiled yet.

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Pervious owner didn't know how to tilt the machine in the base. Spool was styrofoam and it fell apart when I touched it.

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juliasb 08-06-2019 01:14 PM

Now you have my attention?? I have never seen a machine like this before. Now I will have to be on the look out. I think I would like a machine like this one. Who knows. I come across a hoard of things that might call my name.

leonf 08-11-2019 08:37 AM

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Folks asked me about the size of the bottom thread spool.
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it works.

Glenn 08-11-2019 02:28 PM

I use my two spool to piece with. Just fill the bobbin thread spool full and you can piece quilt blocks for ever. Lots of thread on the bobbin spool. I was lucky mine was clean and just needed a little oiling. Never had a problem with it.

purplefiend 08-13-2019 01:55 PM

I saw a National Two Spool treadle at the local Salvation Army thrift store about 5 years ago, it was priced at $150 and missing the spool can. The machine and cabinet were in fair condition.
Sharon in Texas

leonf 08-14-2019 05:54 AM

Alas without the can it is just a showpiece.


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