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Barbara Posted: Fri, Mar 23 2012 4:41 PM

As you all know I have been looking for a treadle machine, well today I found one ,It is a Wheeler Wilson machine ,This company was purchased by Singer in 1904. Mine is the D-9 model which was the Family model and I understand it was very popular. It needs some TLC,but The hand crank turns ,the needle goes up and down and the treadle works ,just needs a new belt. the emblems have worn off ,but I think can be replaced. It is in a very nice oak cabinet that the previous owner started to refinish so i guess I'll work on that this summer on the back deck. I have the serial number and the patient numbers ,but need to find a manual ,I'm hoping I can. I know it need some work but I think with some TLC,it will be a beauty again. the really nice part is I paid 60.00 for it . Here are some as is pictures .Barbara

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safrmaz replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 4:44 PM

Wow Barbara!! What a find.  I love the carving on the cabinet.  Be sure to post "after" pics :)

 

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Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 4:47 PM

Sheri, I will but its a on going project ,I need to get it clean up really good and find a belt and manual. Barbara

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Barbara--

Shes's quite a find.  Congratulations!

 

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Oh Barbara - what a find!  You must post some pictures after you have her all beautified.  :o) 

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ls2116 replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 5:35 PM

love the carving details i have a wood cabinet no carving and came across a domestic looks like a singer though i still haven't been able to convert the machine electric to the treadle.

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Stephanie replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 5:50 PM

Congratulations on your old beauty Barbara. I just love to look at these machines and cabinets. Thanks for sharing. What a joy it would be to make it look new again.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 6:10 PM

Thanks Everyone, I just got thru giving it its first cleaning ,I found the leftovers of some old emblems or I should say the ghost . I did find all the accessories ,it one of the drawers ,and have no idea what they are for .Looks like ancient medial equipment LOL..No manual. darn, but she cleaned up pretty good for an old gal, the bobbins look like old tin bobbins and I had about 6 of those. Everything that moves seems to be moving well ,with no obstructions ,or things falling off. I do need to do a little repair work on the drawers as they are loose and need some new finishing nails put in. ,the top of the cabinet appears to be the worst ,some of the wood is missing ,not sure what to do about that ,but I can fix what is there  Its a new adventure LOL  Barbara.

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Happy replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 6:15 PM

Cool I won mine 2 years ago at a sewing guild meeting it was 2 tickets for a dollar I got 20.00 i really wanted it. And won it

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Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 6:19 PM

Hppy ,that is so awesome ,I'm never that lucky , Barbara

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Lisa Y. replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 7:04 PM

Hi, Barbara. Congrats on the new addition to your family! ;-)

You may want to check the ISMACS site for information and manual for your new baby. 

http://www.ismacs.net/home.html

There is a lot of good restoration and cleaning info there, too. Have fun!

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Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 7:05 PM

thanks Lisa ,I can use all the help i can get .Barbara

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Nana replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 7:33 PM

Barbara

Congratulations on the new baby.   I love the detail work on the cabinet.  You will have fun playing with this.

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Ramona replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 7:37 PM

Barbara,

What a great machine!! I know it's found a good home. Wouldn't you love to know the history of it and how many quilts or dresses she's made? My Grandmother's treadle machine is at my Mom's house. I need to check it out. It's been given to me but I haven't gotten it to my studio yet.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 7:40 PM

Thanks Nana, Barbara

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