We've got a few treadle sewing machines in the family. Mom has the one that was originally Great-Grandma's (and isn't there something just wonderful about having one that's been in the family since it was brand spanking new?!) I've got my accidental treadle and my other treadle. Mom's and my "other" treadle should both work when we replace the belts.
And Grandma has this one, which she bought a couple of years ago at a garage sale down the road from her house.
According to the book she found it in, it's a Victor (F/4) circa 1875. None of us had ever seen anything like it. It's so completely bare bones, and still so neat looking. When I was taking the pincuchion pictures, I noticed that there was bobbin thread coming up through the throat plate. Could this thing possibly still work? It needs a new belt, but Grandma says all of the moving parts still move.
Sorry for not getting pictures of the machine without the pincushion, but getting the pictures for the tutorial was the whole reason I was up there looking at the machine.
This post is linked to Time Travel Thursday, Treasure Hunt Thursday, Vintage Thingie Thursday, Ivy & Elephants and Junki Joe,