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Topic: Help me, Crafters! Just bought an antique machine and need how to use  (Read 710 times)
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« on: November 14, 2008 05:08:20 PM »

Hello!

I just bought the holy grail...at least what I consider one.  It's an 1890 New Home Heritage Treadle machine with a beautiful Cherry Coffin Top cabinet.  Found it in a corner of the local Salvation Army thrift shop. 

It's a well-maintained working model with a needle,  original box of tools and five threaded bobbins.  I'm checking the antique sewing machine sites for a manual, but advice from someone who owns and uses this treasure would be incredibly appreciated!  I would love to actually use this machine!
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008 05:13:35 PM »

Picture, please! I can't help you with the function but I'm dying to see it:)

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008 05:35:48 PM »

I haven't posted enough to show them here, but they're on my Flickr link:

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008 05:50:14 PM »

Wow, she's gorgeous!! Did she come that clean or is that after some scrubbing?
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008 05:11:46 AM »

This looks like it could be the manual you need.

http://pages.sewing-machine-manuals.com/173/PictPage/506988.html

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Here is a free version:
http://needlebar.org/main/manuals/newhome/1index.html
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008 06:37:40 PM »

Dear Sew-Classic,

Thank you so much for the link!  That's exactly what I needed!

To Xangomommy:

Yes, that is the condition she came in!  I took some lemon oil to the cabinet afterI took those pictures.

I will post more info and pics when I get her up and running!
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