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Thread: Treadle Sewing Machine

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    This is a treadle I bought at an auction. I works wonderfuly, but I have never seen a cabinet like this before. The machine comes up with help on a chain but I lift it up because the wood is fragile and I don't want to harm it in anyway. Have any of you seen a cabinet like this before?
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    Wow!!!! Beautiful.

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    She's a beauty :D:D:D

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    No I have not seen a cabinet like that but is neat very beautiful

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    I think that is like my Grandmas was. i remember loving looking at all the doo dads she had in it. I was very young and didnt know what most of it was and was full of questions for her!

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    very nice

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    As you can see the original owners manual it right there and the attachments are there too.

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    That is a beautiful cabinet.

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    Nice machine.

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    its beautiful!

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    No-haven't seen one like this, but it is beautiful!

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    can you explain how the chain works? i've never heard of one with a chain

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    i've seen one, but it was a very long time ago. are there little shelved inside the end panels?

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    This is so beautiful. I have never seen one like it and in really good condition.

    Did you get it through E-Bay?

    I learned to sew on my grandmother's treadle also. I just loved sewing on it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    sandy14

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    I bought it at an auction in a very small town. Was a family piece.
    Yes there are shelf pocket inside the "wings".
    You are supposed to be able to open the top and the machine pops up...the chain pulls the machine up. I adjusted it(chain) a bit after I got it but the machine is heavy and I did not want anything to get damaged.

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    No, have not seen a cabinet like this - like it a lot.

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    I have a Damascus that raises with a chain, when you lift the lid the chain is attached to it and the machine and the front of the treadle will fold up for use.

    Billy

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    its a beautiful machine

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    No, but it's beautiful. I'm trying to find one to replace the one my Grandma's machine is in . THe veneer is peelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcquiltnut
    This is a treadle I bought at an auction. I works wonderfuly, but I have never seen a cabinet like this before. The machine comes up with help on a chain but I lift it up because the wood is fragile and I don't want to harm it in anyway. Have any of you seen a cabinet like this before?
    Not with the drawers the swing out like that, but yes to the chain used to bring the machine up. Many old treadles had cabinets with that type of setup to help lift the machine up.
    Just to name a few would be the National Co and Davis Co.

    Is that a Minnesota A? Will you please post pictures of just the machine and of the area for the chain lift.

    Very nice looking machine! Congrats, and enjoy that beauty!

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    I have heard of the lifting configuration as "elevator cabinets". I have one.

    I have never seen the swing out sides though.

    Very nice.

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    wow

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    Really pretty!

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    That is just beautiful.

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    I saw a treadle with a chain in the little thrift store here in town. It has been sitting in there for oh...about a month or so. The cabinet is almost completely rotted and the machine is in terrible shape. I don't know anything about them at all or I would buy it just to play with it....

    Yours is absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen a cabinet like that although I have seen the drawers numerous times. You are a lucky girl!

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