Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A New Project....21 March 2017


New project, you ask?  Oh yes, new project.

Word got out that I "sew" a bit....and was asked a few weeks ago if I knew anyone who would be interested in a treadle machine.  Treadle?  Did you say "treadle" ???  Stopping short of a minor heart attack, I managed a squeaky "I do - and it's ME".  Gifted!  I was warned it's in bad shape ...but who cares!  I have a treadle machine!  Yes, it is in parts for easier transport.  Yes, it is rough.  


The desk portion on its back.....with the wheel of the treadle peeking behind it.  

And then there's the mystery accessories in the drawers. 

And the treadle part itself - taking a nap.  

Oh - the machine????

I did say "rough", did I not?  A real challenge here....

But here is what completely won me over (as if I wasn't won over already)....

That wonderful decal on the side of the machine....and that nifty thread guide. 

And I forgot the best part.  It's a Franklin.  While I cannot recall verbatim, it was sold by Sears & Roebuck - around 1917.  More research is a must - and remembering it of course.  Serial number - will search for that soon.

In the meantime, I have a New Project and I am so looking forward to having her work once again.  

Sharon

1 comment:

Diamond D said...

What an amazing piece of history you have at your finger tips. Bobbins in the drawer even, how amazing is this. I can see a lot of hours workvahead before you get the hours of fun too. I am glad you spoke up and recieved tthis inheritance. Do have fun and keep us posted on future developments.