Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Farmfresh » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:02 pm

They come as a single long belt with a connection. You thread them onto the machine, mark the length (tight - they stretch a bit... especially the leather ones.) Then cut it off and attach the ends together.

I buy two when I order them... in case I cut one wrong. Once you have one that fits well you can use it for a pattern next time.
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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by bittersweetbranch » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:32 am

I have 2 id numbers for machines. I found a date on the chart, but I can't find where they were made. Help please.
8969765
G7598607

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by bittersweetbranch » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am

This is my 2nd machine. It isn't in my possession yet as my mother in law is still living. It will be mine because my husband is an only child. I think the base of the machine is cool. I haven't seen any others with the scrolled base, not a rectangle. This one has the shuttle bobbin. It is much more worn though. Obviously used for its purpose. The decals have been worn off in places.
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Unread post by bittersweetbranch » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:52 am

It also does not fold down. It was the bread box style.
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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:01 pm

The scrolled base is probably why it doesn't fold. Super cool that you still have the top box for it and everything. |em23|

You have an excellent collection. Now we need to get them restored and you quilting on them.

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:15 pm

I love the scrolled base! Now that I'm home, I think I'll start in on my two old machines. I bought some metal polish so far. Just need to find my sewing machine oil now.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:18 pm

Exciting ... a new project for fall. I can't wait to see as you go along.
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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by bittersweetbranch » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:06 pm

Thanks RR. Be careful with the metal polish. One of the videos FF posted mentions that it might take off the decals. They use the oil to clean the metal with a cotton ball and q tip.

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:39 pm

Oh I will! Thanks!

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