I am so excited. Look what I got today! I've been wanting a treadle sewing machine for some time, but never seriously looked. I've seen a few here and there in antique stores, but for some reason I really wanted to get a Singer. I really love the way their cabinets look and the machines are beautiful too. A few weeks ago I saw this at a local antique shop, but they were closed. I went by a few more times, but they were always closed. (apparently they are moving). Well, this weekend, I put a note under the door telling here I was interested and to call me.
As it turns out, this machine had been donated to the local rescue mission, so all the proceeds were to benifit the mission. That made the $150 price tag go down a little easier. I am told that the machine works, but it needs a new belt. I found an online source to order the belt, but I have no idea how to thread this machine or how to work the bobbin - or does it even use one? I have never used a treadle before, but really want to try it. Even if it didn't work, it is so beautiful that I think it is worth it.
This machine also came with some accessories, but I have no idea what any of them are. I have some more close up pix at my picassa site, so you can leave a mssg there too. I'm hoping that one of the ladies in my church will know how to work this thing and come over and show me! I'd love to make something on it.