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Thread: Treadle find today!

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    Smile Treadle find today!

    This is the treadle I bought today for $100. It is all original with manual, the decals are outstanding, and the cabinet needs a little cleaning. It only has a few nicks here and there. Nothing big though. Needs oiling but all parts move. Has a shuttle bobbin with both face places. I found it on Craigslist in Murrell's Inlet, SC and had to drive from Summerville, SC to pick it up (about 1 1/2 hrs.). I just love it and the SN lists it from 1925. I hope it was a good deal also but love it anyway!!! WooHoo ( It is dirty not pitted. It is very smooth. Just haven't had time to clean it yet...)
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    It's a real beauty and I'm sure that you'll find it was worth the travel. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love it, it's beautiful. Makes me want to cry, I have a treadle that had the sphinx decal (it WAS beautiful) and I ruined it trying to clean it. I had to strip it down to bare metal... So sad, be careful cleaning it. Do not soak the head in hot soapy water like I did to clean out the inside. The finish turned all white and wouldn't dry out.

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    Very pretty!!
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    Very nice and from what I can see of thee wood cabinet, the wood is gorgeous.

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    You did good, girl!! It's not easy to find one of those with the manual and everything in such good condition. Too many people put them up in the barn and they got really yucky!! Yours is beautiful.

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    What a deal you got, worth the drive even at these gas prices. Beautiful.
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    It's a beauty!! Great price too!
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    She is beautiful. What ya gonna name her????? I was thinking Cleo...for Cleopatra.
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    Very pretty!!!!

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    Lucky machine to have you rescue it. Looks like a beauty and good price too. Worth the drive and enjoy and show pictures when you have her all polished up. Table look looks to be in great shape too.

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    Really pretty!!!!!

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    Very nice, a Sphinx is on my bucket list, but hubby says I have plenty of machines now...I don't know where i'd put it, but I'd find a way. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slk350 View Post
    I love it, it's beautiful. Makes me want to cry, I have a treadle that had the sphinx decal (it WAS beautiful) and I ruined it trying to clean it. I had to strip it down to bare metal... So sad, be careful cleaning it. Do not soak the head in hot soapy water like I did to clean out the inside. The finish turned all white and wouldn't dry out.

    Thanks for sharing with me. I'm new at the cleaning of old machines. Am studying the threads and videos posted as how to do it...

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    Thanks for all the wonderful comments and encouragements! Cleo sounds good to me!

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    Beautiful machine. Enjoy!

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    What a great find and in such lovely condition, too! I have my grandmother's 1904 model 27 treadle and love to sew on her. It has many miles on it and the condition is far from excellent, but some of my happiest memories are sitting in my grandmother's lap as she sewed on it. I hope you enjoy your new baby!

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    She is a beauty. Congratulations on such a awesome find.

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    Pretty machine! Great price, even with the drive! Happy sewing!!
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    Beautiful machine! I keep coming back to this post to look at the picture!

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    WOW!!! How good can it get??

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    Oh my gosh, it's beautiful. I've never seen one in such lovely condition before. You stole it for $100!
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    Wow,what a great find.
    Good luck & happy sewing with the beauty
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    sigh........so very pretty.

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    I bought it about 4 months ago. Well, I finally got around to cleaning with Briwax and oiling the Singer Sphinx Treadle yesterday. Just wanted to post follow up pics. I just can't believe I was able to get this machine! I searched for one like it for about 3-4 years. It looks like it has hardly been used! Now I have to figure out how to put the belt on to run the treadle. I'll read the threads for instructions. Today I cleaned the chrome parts with very fine steel wool. Didn't dismantle anything yet. Not courageous enough! The fly wheel moves so freely. Can't wait to sew with it!
    I feel so blessed!

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