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Which Singer's can be treadled?

Old 08-07-2015, 05:45 PM
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This thread has be hooked. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...t268018-2.html

I really really want a zigzag cam machine to treadle. Just have to find one. But which one? So far, this is the list I have made of which ones can be put in a treadle. Are these correct? Are there more?

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237
224 UI
316 G
411 G
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:15 PM
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A lot of the old Japanese zigzag machines can be treadled too.
Here's one of many examples.
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The key is to look for one where the wheel hangs past the base and the motor is mounted on the back.
The Japanese ones that use a Singer sized base are probably easiest. Kenmore machines have a proprietary base that won't fit Singer or most other bases.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:49 PM
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Are there more?
306W, 306K, 401G etc, etc. Basically anything made pre 1964 except the US made 401.
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If you look at Rodney's pic you can see that there is room next to the machine for the belt go around the wheel and to clear the table. That is going to be true no matter what machine you use. That said there are some machines that have a channel for the belt to go through such as a Singer 238 or a Singer 411G. I think you may have better luck treadling something with a good sized balance wheel.
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A singer 237 can be treadled. its in the manual. That machine is a real workhorse too!
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...MQLbwxATsHKMS3
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Originally Posted by cmrenno View Post
A singer 237 can be treadled. its in the manual. That machine is a real workhorse too!
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...MQLbwxATsHKMS3
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Yup when the base doesn't extend too far the belt can clear it.
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Some of the older Necchi's can be treadled too.
Here's one as an example:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/fuo/5158573131.html
Notice the plug on the front right corner. Remove that for the belt to pass thru.
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I'm looking, but not many machines around this area and even the rusted boat anchors are thought to be solid gold.
Did not see a single machine today. I have some of my friends looking also.
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I'm looking, but not many machines around this area and even the rusted boat anchors are thought to be solid gold.
Did not see a single machine today. I have some of my friends looking also.
patience is a virtue
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Patience and persistence will pay off. Try thrift stores. I don't know how it is in your market but I can usually find decent machines for under $30 in at least some of the ones around here. Count on a couple hours of cleaning and checking things though. But then chances are the Craig's List machines aren't going to be pristine either. Shopgoodwill is another option, just be careful of shipping costs.
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