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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2008 02:17:18 PM »

my mum in law refuses to use an electric sewing machine. she learnt to sew on a treddle and with a treddle she'll stay aparently lol!
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FaeryFae
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2008 06:35:06 AM »

I love mine, but use the electric much more. I can't get the belt to fit properly, it spins around the wheel rather than spins the wheel...
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« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2008 12:46:02 PM »

That is gorgeous!
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smalleah
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2008 10:10:40 AM »

My grandpa was a sewing machine repairman. He gave my mom a similar looking machine. And she gave it to me. I don't know how old it is. It's currently in the attic. I'd love to retrieve it and set it up. I think it's electric but I'm not 100% sure.
Also, my dad picked up 2 old singers in a garage sale a few years back. I think those made it to the attic as well.

Mental note: rifle through parents' attic!
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Granny_Leah
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2008 10:19:31 AM »

If calling Singer can't help, this website sells manuals...

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html
Yes, we have the manual!
If you've lost or misplaced your original manual you can order a replacement online. Our replacement instruction manuals are spiral bound, professionally photocopied from the originals. Whenever possible, you will receive the factory-printed original manual.
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2008 08:25:36 AM »

Wow!! I have the same one from my Grandmother!! We're having trouble finding a belt though Sad do you have any ideas??
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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2008 06:32:13 PM »

I found an old cast iron treddle sewing machine in one of the old storage buildings on my property.  Unfortunately, it's been exposed to the elements for who knows how many years.  I can't get to it right now, do to fear of hornets, yellow jackets, and other nasty stingy things, but this winter, when I brave the collapsed building to retrieve it I'm sure it's going to be rusty.  What is going to be the best way to go about cleaning it?  There is both the sewing machine and the base part with the treddle.  I can't wait until winter!
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« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2009 02:23:00 PM »

I have a very similar one, with the egyptian decals.  I bought it for 25 at a car boot sale.  Unfortunately a lot of the paint has chipped off and it was rusty so I dismantled it and primed the bare parts- in retrospect I wish I'd left it alone, not least because I don't really know how to put it back together! Mine is slightly different at the needle end though, and doesn't have a chain like yours. I hear that you can buy the decals as rub-on transfers online, so I might (one day!) strip it all down, spray paint it a funky colour and put the decals back on.  I seem to remember someone on craftster having a bright orange singer treadle- it was funky!
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« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2009 11:06:14 AM »

I found an old cast iron treddle sewing machine in one of the old storage buildings on my property.  Unfortunately, it's been exposed to the elements for who knows how many years.  I can't get to it right now, do to fear of hornets, yellow jackets, and other nasty stingy things, but this winter, when I brave the collapsed building to retrieve it I'm sure it's going to be rusty.  What is going to be the best way to go about cleaning it?  There is both the sewing machine and the base part with the treddle.  I can't wait until winter!

I have an old treadle machine to that I bought last summer from the classifieds.  It's a bit crusty, and while the treadle seems to work, it's really stiff.  If anyone has any resources to go about cleaning/restoring it that would be super useful!  I would love to be able to sew things on it!

To the OP- yours looks absolutely gorgeous!  It's so shiny!
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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2010 01:24:45 AM »

I have this at home!!
I guess it broken, i dunno.. haven check it out yet as it's passed down from my Husband's granny..
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