Saturday, January 02, 2010

1928 Singer Treadle

New Years Day was entirely wonderful for many reasons. I got to do many of my favourite things, like piecing and quilting - so hopefully they'll feature prominently in this new year. Marty and I also headed to the other side of town to have a look at a sewing machine, and the dear sweet thing came home with us.

Here she is - a 1928 Singer Treadle. In really quite good shape for her age. I have wanted a 6 drawer treadle for such a long time, and we have waited and waited until we found a good one at a reasonable price.

My Puppa had purchased one for me as a child for a small sum - I'm thinking around $20.00 or so, and for what reason I don't know, it didn't come home with me right away. I remember the treadle as if it were yesterday, the drawers were filled with the notions, laces and cottons of it's previous owner. It was like a treasure trove to me. A short time later I learned that a man had offered to double my Puppa's money, and so he sold it. I was devastated. I've always wished for another like it, and now I have one :-)

This one also has drawers filled with cottons, odds and ends, and an amazing selection of feet and accessories. I have to say, I'm entirely thrilled. And Happy New Year to me! :-)

25 comments:

Vickie said...

Whoa way to go T..that is looks like a bewwwwwty,cheers Vickie

ria vogelzang said...

She looks just great! Whishing you lots of sewing-pleasure with her!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Tazzie! How fabulous, your find! The drawer carvings look just like the carvings on the drawers that were made into the cabinet I sent you pictures of! Wouldn't the woman who loved her machine so well be delighted to know that she is "out of hock" and treasured again? Happy, happy New Year my friend.

SC Sally said...

Well rats. I forgot to add my name. That last post was from me.... happy but forgetful SC Sally.

onlymehere said...

This takes me back to the one my sweet grandma owned. I hope to one day find one like her's too.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Lucky you!!! I would love to have one of those!!

sewprimitive karen said...

Beautiful! That's one of the perks of being an adult, all right, the ability to rectify childhood losses :-)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a beautiful machine and cabinet! And so many accessories! Congratulations on a great find.

LC said...

The machine is great, and the Dear Jane behind it is the perfect background!!

Happy New Year!

debbie said...

Tazzie,
What a beautiful machine and it looks like it is in such good condition. I've included a link to a vintage Singer Yahoo group. You may already have this info but if not it is an amazing wealth of knowledge.
I am blessed to have my Grandma Grace's 1923 treadle, the only machine she ever owned, and the one she pieced quilts on. I am also lucky enough to have one of those quilts.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vintagesingers/?yguid=223763354

There is also another Yahoo group for old sewing machines that covers many different brands it is

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wefixit/?yguid=223763354

If the links do not work for you email and I will try again. Or you could do a search and they should come up. You do have to become a member but it is not a big deal. I have my account set up to not send emails from either group, so my email is not overwhelmed.
Have a Blessed New Year!
debbie

Behind My Picket Fence said...

What a gorgeous machine & cabinet - the detail they put into those was just amazing. Still - I'd rather sew on my Pfaff!!

Brandie said...

I'm so happy for you! I now just how you feel. I inherited my GrandMother's and it also was filled with bit-&-pieces. Have fun sewing. Brandie

Laura K said...

What a beautiful machine. I have just recently purchased a 1906 Singer treadle machine at an auction. It needs a little work, but not much. But what was really shocking to me was that not only did it come with the box of feet and accessories, but also the manuals! May it bring you much joy when you use it!!! I'll think of you when I get mine back into working order.

Janice said...

What a lovely thing to bring home. Don't old Singer machines have the most amazing attachments. I'm lucky to have my grandmother's 1918 model. It still sews beautifully.

quiltmom said...

Hi Tazzie,
I love your treadle machine- I inherited one from my grandmother- I am not sure what year it is but it has four drawers and it it pretty intact. Found a lovely metal pin box in it and some attachments as well.
It is part of my sewing room and a treasured gift from my grandmother.
I am sure that yours will give you many hours of pleasure.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2010.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Lucky You! I learned to sew on a sewing machine just like that. My Mom borrowed one from a friend because she thought that my little sister and I would be less likely to sew our fingers if we powered the machine. She was half right, I never sewed my finger, but my sister did. She could never do anything slowly. The Dear Jane quilt in the background is very beautiful!!!!

Gari said...

How wonderful. I have a 4 drawer one but need to get a belt so I can use it. I'll bet you didn't pay $10.

Jenni said...

That's a great find Tazzie. There was one if these in my childhood too, but don't remember if it was Grandma's or Nana's. Needless to say it's gone now. Have fun playing with it

Quilter Kathy said...

It's beautiful...congratulations!

Shasta said...

It is beautiful - and looks great in front of your DJ. a great way to start out the new year.

Quilts And Pieces said...

OMG! It is beautiful! What a find! I love the decal work on it!

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful!

Katie said...

Oooooooo. Gorgeous. I got my treadle last year and it's waiting patiently for me to clean up and get it going. Your's has wonderful decals. :-)

Comfort Cove Designs said...

She is a beauty!!! I have two old machines. One is a hand crank from 1907 and the other is a featherweight from 1942

Douglas said...

Hi Tazzie, I also have a 66 which my grandmother taught me how to sew simple items. I recently refurbished it and I need some parts most importantly a bobbin slide plate.
Do you know of a person who may help me.
Doug

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