I found an absolute treasure at a yard sale Saturday - a treadle! It's much more ornate than the treadle that my Husband bought me, that I think may have been made sometime between 1900-1920. This one is so fancy that I'm wondering if it might be even newer? Maybe made to look like the fancy old earlier ones? I'm not sure.
In any case it is beautiful, and I think all it needs is a cleaning and a new belt. When we got it home, after some fiddling, Hubby and I opened the drawers to find them stuffed full! There were four or five boxes of parts and attatchments, notions, some old pictures that I actually felt really guilty for having after we got it home because it probably belonged to the lady at the sale...now I couldn't tell you what house we got it at either. There are old reciepts for service repairs and I think, the reciept for the actual machine...it says $300 and some odd dollars. SO neat. I can't wait to get this machine working...
it has the bullet style bobbin case - anyone know anything about this type of bobbin? There are a few manuals but I didn't see one that went with the machine, although there are so many things inthe drawers I wouldn't be shocked if it's in there somewhere!
OH, the kicker? It cost $25.