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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2007 10:32:43 AM »

I have one too - now the pertinent question

Do any of you guys *use* your treadle machine?

Gothmom

i do not use it. i dont want to break it or anything, plus i have a computerized machine
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2007 11:35:49 AM »

I have one too - now the pertinent question
Do any of you guys *use* your treadle machine?
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Yup. She works like a dream.
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007 07:55:17 PM »

I used to use mine all the time, but my mama bought me an electric for Christmas last year.  It took me forever to figure out the electric cause I was so used to the treadle!  I still can't get used to the reverse and usually turn my work around!  I also didn't think I'd ever figure out a bobbin.  I do like being able to stop on a dime. My treadle would rock and get all hung up.  I'd kinda like to open it up again if my new one wasn't on top of it!
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2007 09:34:01 AM »

I've still got my great grandmother's sewing machine, and it works great.  It looks similar to your's, but mine is electric.  It's a singer and still in the cabinet, and the cabinet looks beautiful! 

Only reason I bought another sewing machine is because I need some variety in the stitches...but I still love my old Singer. 
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2007 10:06:14 AM »

Mine is something similar, made in scotland in the 1930s and it's hand turn, rather than pedal operated. I love it.
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2007 04:07:57 PM »

That model is so beautiful.
My grandma has the exact same one, and I love it to bits, not just because of the pretty design and all, but also for the memories  Smiley

Man, I really gotta make some time to go see her. Damn I love that woman. She taught me all I know about sewing  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2007 09:25:57 AM »

we have one! its from 1901! its a shame that my dad has it all closed up and stuff on top of it Sad its a real beauty too
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2008 02:53:46 PM »

What a beautiful machine! And would you look at that table/base. Such beautiful wood.

Now you'll have to sew something apropos:

http://www.fashion-era.com/C20th_costume_history/1914_silhouettes_1.htm
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« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2008 07:16:55 AM »

That is awesome, I'm so jealous.  I would love to have that as a conversation piece in my living room.
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2008 07:47:24 PM »

My family has one in our basement that belonged to my great grandmother.  I'm hoping to eventually rescue it from the basement, give it the TLC it desires, and try to use it.
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