... From: Elizabeth A Metzger To: Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 5:13 PM Subject: [SCA-Garb] Singer Treadle SewingMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 2, 2000View Source
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From: Elizabeth A Metzger <asleif@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 5:13 PM
Subject: [SCA-Garb] Singer Treadle Sewing machine
> Where do you get parts and instructions? Can you use "regular" machine
> needles? I've had one for years, but have never been able to try it out
> as the belt from the treadle to the machine is no good.
> I'd love to have it working before I try to sew a pavilion
Call whom ever is the Singer Dealer in your area. A few months ago I picked
up a new belt for my treadle for about $6.00.
Watch on the needles though. I use Universals but they need to go in
sideways compared to modern machines.
Dinah bint Ismai'l
try Lehman s (sp?). They have a website. I ll try to find it for you. They specialize in non-electric stuff. They even carry the cabinet and treadle forMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 9, 2000View Sourcetry Lehman's (sp?). They have a website. I'll try to find it for you. They
specialize in non-electric stuff. They even carry the cabinet and treadle
for old Singers. We were given one dated to 1914 that someone had "adjusted"
to be electric.:-p Eoin and I looked it over, and think we'll be able to
make it back into a treadle machine when we get the treadle and cabinet from
Lehman's. The needle still moves soooooooo smoothly! And the woman who gave
it to us was shocked that we both drooled when she asked if we wanted it!
She was about to take it to the dump! It even had an old case so that I know
it''ll be safe for now. GOOD LUCK!!!