I have always been fascinated by Antique Sewing Machines. When I was younger I would watch my Grandmother sew on her Singer 201 sewing machine. Her sewing machine has gone untouched for years now (my mother does not sew, but she will not part with the machine). Sigh
Yesterday my DBF and I were looking for a table for his new apartment. We went to all the local furniture stores, but didn't find any thing he wanted. On the off chance I told him to try St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop. You never know what you can find there................
In the corner of the shop, by the window there was a sewing machine table all closed up. It was marked down from the month before. It had a vase in the center and a box on top.
Like any self respecting quilter, I had to look inside the cabinet, while my DBF went looking for his table. I couldn't believe what I found! There was a dirty Singer Treadle Machine inside. It was a mess. But.......
Why do I want a Treadle???????? Hurricanes!
Hurricane Irene - No Electric for 5 days.
Hurricane Sandy -No Electric for 7 days.
What did I do during that time, organized my fabrics.
Seeing how our weather is changing I decided I needed a Treadle to keep my sanity! LOL
The previous owners replaced the rear face plate with a light. The electrical cord was dried out and cracking, the leather belt was missing, the belt cord shifter was moving freely and appeared to be broken ( I didn't even know what this was for). The cabinet was in good shape, except the top was stained. Looked like they over watered their plants.
|Before She was Cleaned|
|Accessories / No Box. There is a key??? Later I found the key hole that locks the drawers.|
Check Out the Price of the Oil.... 30 Cents. Don't worry... didn't use this old oil.
|Love this Oil Can!|
|Found the missing rear face plate|
All in all she was in good shape, so I took her home.
Now for a little research on treadle machines
clean up time.