Saturday, April 05, 2008
"New" Old White Treadle Sewing Machine
Katy's old White Treadle Sewing Machine
View of the pretty wood work on the side=panel / drawers.
The machine head (looks very similar to my National from about the same time period.)
1888-1889 White Treadle - shuttle style
Katy's treadle even had "papers."
My friend Katy is moving and starting a new life, complete with a family and children. She won't have room for an old treadle, so she gave it to me because she knew I'd give it a good home. ;-)
We brought it home this week. The wooden case is beautiful! The machine and treadle machanism could use a little tender-loving care. A thorough cleaning and oiling, and it should be good as new! That's the wonderful thing about these old machines--a little oil, a little grease, a little liquid wrench, and the run like new again! I think the only thing it needs is a belt, and I can make another treadle potholder!
The drawers full of stuff have always fascinated me, too -- threads, buttons, bobbins, lace, a box full of attachments no one knows how to use. Years and years of history here!
Thank you, Katy! You can visit it anytime.