Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

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Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:33 am

Several of us here have vintage sewing machines. I thought we needed a thread for "Show and Tell" as well as a place to keep sources for parts and etc.

I will go first in the Show and Tell.

My oldest sewing machine is a Singer Treadle. My machine was handed down to me from my Great Uncle when he moved into a nursing home. It belonged to my Great Grandmother Molly May. (Grandma Nettie's mom)

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Singers have a serial number on a front plate. My machine is B855067. The Singer Company kept great records. My machine was made in Elizabeth, New Jersey on February 6, 1905.

Often you can look up your machine on this website.

http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine ... abase.html

I am loving the treadle. It is my go to quilting machine. SO quiet and restful to use.
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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:34 am

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:51 pm



This is my hand crank Singer

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:16 pm

I LOVE that you still have the original case!

Find the model number and we will look her up Patrice. It is interesting having a part of history in our homes.
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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:53 pm



The case came with it when I bought it off eBay but unfortunately the person didn’t have the key to the case’s lock.

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 pm

My serial number wasn’t listed so I Googled it and found this site.
https://sewalot.com/dating_singer_sewin ... number.htm

It appears that my machine was manufactured in Elizabethport between 1921-1923 according to this chart.
http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine ... umber.html

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:27 pm



When I bought it the seller included this manual that I just realized isn’t for my machine because it’s for an electric model.

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:38 pm



These are the attachments that came with my machine.

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:08 pm

http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine ... e-book.pdf

This manual has a lot of great information in it about attachments and sewing techniques.

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Re: Treadle Sewing Machines and Other Vintage Models

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:09 pm

Elizabethport is the name of the Singer factory in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The same factory where my machine was made.
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