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Diana

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I am wondering if I can date this treadle? It’s all hand painted...it is sewing beautiful!! Appreciate any ideas..

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SteveH-VSS

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Well, first that is a beautiful machine! 

Those are actually Decals.  Singer figured out in the 1880's how to make the original hand painted so that the decals would look like they were.  This machine looks to me like a badged machine made by National.  Folks here who collect 1900's machines can probably be more specific about that.

Assuming it is a National made machine there are sites that will narrow down the production dates by model introduction/production periods.  Unfortunately I am unaware of any serial number list for these like you find with Singer and other major makers.

Sweet machine, Enjoy!

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Dating it might be OK, I wouldn't marry it though! [wink]
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Like Steve said,  this is a machine made by National.  I'ts an earlier model, before they started getting chunky looking.   This is one of my favorites.


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If only modern machines had that harp space! Gorgeous specimen.
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I have to wonder if there was anyone named "Montgomery Ward"? [biggrin]
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