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For sale on ebay... some singer treadle drawers. "ME WANT COOKIEEEEE!!!"


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T is for treadle....dat goood enough for meee...

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Complete with "vintage" "distressed" paint job!
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I find that rather distressing...
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incidentally, because I'm still learning a lot and not as knowledgeable about the cabinets etc... which one is that and is it rare/desired?

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Matt, I should let Jim answer, but here goes: early # 40 Deluxe Library Table, medallion/pyramid embellishment on legs, cross brace, 1920-1921. Typically sold with 101, or 66.
Mine has a left side knee bar, straight, not dog leg design.
Good catch on the feet, Tammy.

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Aha... I have a reference for that : )  Fewer drawers, but...

6a Yellow Warbler rev.jpg  11a Catbird rev.jpg

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It is an early #40 Library Table, but there are a couple of things different about that one.  First the center cross brace is usually not all the way at the back like that. Second the leg cross braces are not usually all the way down on the floor, and there are usually feet below the leg cross braces.

Looks like that table may have been shortened and the center cross brace moved back.

My early early #40 has a right side knee bar, dog legs, and came with a 1923 66.

Ok, Jim now you have the whole lot of us, closely 
scrutinizing Singer Library tables, hope you are happy with yourself[smile].

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Lori is very good. The first version of the type 40 DeLuxe library table by Singer is the one I pictured above. Singer 'claimed' to have designed it specifically for the new model 101... but very shortly after the introduction the type 40 was being sold with model 66 machines. This means that their are two specific internal design differences in the tables built from 1920 to 1925. The 101 specific tables use a series of mechanical levers and rods to adjust the armature of the built-in electronic controller hidden in the belly of the 101.  Tables for the model 66 had the more 'traditional' wiring set-up with the controller mounted somewhere on the inside panels of the table. If you come across this five-year-only design and wish to use it for a machine without having a lot of work ahead of you... might want to check and see which of the two designs it is. The 101 rod & lever would have no wiring at all. *Also note that in some rare occasions the tables were outfitted for a left-knee lever.

The photos you posted are for the second version of the table beginning between 1924 and year-end 1925 and can be found with machines dating to 1928. That version lasted even fewer years and may be the most difficult to find variation. The third change had the pyramids removed sometime around 1928. Type 40 Library tables would continue to have subtle changes to the design all the way into the 1950s.


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So much fun! I love the depth of knowledge. Thanks for the education as always!
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My 1925 101 is in the second variation cabinet and has a VERY long cord presumably so it could be plugged into an overhead light fixture if required.

I think my favourite representation of the earlier 101 cabinet is this one. For some reason Mother has decided to sit behind the table, with the least amount of leg room, to write her letter. I'm sure this was to give a clear representation of the table to potential buyers. I hope she didn't sew this way, though...

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Wow.... one I don't have! Will be on the lookout for that card : )
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As much as I really enjoy people being creative...

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I have my limits. (Have been looking for that treadle base for years!)

https://charleston.craigslist.org/atq/d/goose-creek-lamps-from-sewing-machines/7180975880.html


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ugh, ugh, ugh.  :-O

I love this thread.  :-)

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Okay so that.....lamp.....with the brilliant spools of thread made me choke on my coffee and laugh out loud.  Thank you for that one!  The decoupaged machine arrangement made me wonder who has the time/space to make that up???  (pgf, I love this thread, too!  Good times!)
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Dang.  Words fail...  it's not even straight...
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Jim, you have plenty of DLTs, and a straight leg treadle. Should be an easy mod for you!
Seriously, that DLT treadle is cool!

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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2698538347029290  [bawl]
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Jim, you have plenty of DLTs, and a straight leg treadle. Should be an easy mod for you!
Seriously, that DLT treadle is cool!


That's the second one I've ever seen. I think Mavis has the other.

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What would possess someone to do such a thing.  It's not even creative.  Gag.

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And it's not even a White!  ;-)
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Paul - Exactly!
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Paul - Exactly!


Paul - hahah!

Katrene, adding a photo here in case the ad gets taken down and others still want to be horrified:

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As much as I really enjoy people being creative...

00L0L_ifZdrD6ZTrP_0h50t2_1200x900.jpg 

I have my limits. (Have been looking for that treadle base for years!)

https://charleston.craigslist.org/atq/d/goose-creek-lamps-from-sewing-machines/7180975880.html




I looked at all of these...they reminded me of the way cordyceps fungus grows out of insects. Yeeesh....
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This is just SO sad.  You have to wonder what they did with the rest of the lovely cabinet and the poor machine.  A sad ending for a piece of history, for sure!

Sewing Machine Table - $170 (SE Portland/Montavilla)

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Customer made sewing machine table. The sewing machine frame has makings underneath it “Wilcox & Gibbs - S. M. Co. New York - Patented Nov. 9, 1869.
37 1/2” Wide
17” Deep
31” Tall
Cash 💰 Only
No Deliveries 🚚
Must Pick Up and Load
No Returns 🔒

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/fuo/d/portland-sewing-machine-table/7181975388.html


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I feel obligated to put this here,

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even though I kinda-sorta like the look.
I know right?
See, that's a great sewing machine but that green never really goes with anything
but this time... it doesn't look bad at all. So, maybe it's just me.


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i'm not going to <cough> comment on the looks <cough>, but I will say I'm impressed that they got the knee controller installed.



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I had a lot today to compare that to:

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One can never have too much closet/drawer space!
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I dunno.  I sort of feel that too many gives me just that many more places to forget I put stuff...
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I dunno.  I sort of feel that too many gives me just that many more places to forget I put stuff...


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I feel obligated to put this here,

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even though I kinda-sorta like the look.
I know right?
See, that's a great sewing machine but that green never really goes with anything
but this time... it doesn't look bad at all. So, maybe it's just me.

I like it. I'd rather the table NOT be painted, but that old Toyota looks good!

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What the.....?  "Gold-plated" sewing machine for sale.  Only $400!  Decided this was more appropriate for "Horrors" than "Hey! Check this out!".  Someone's idea of art maybe.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/732002654316501

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Hello, I am new around here, but I couldn't resist sharing some of the abominations that frequently appear in my local OfferUp listings. Be warned. These are physically nauseating and you may need to avert your eyes.

https://offerup.com/item/detail/926209203/
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I died a little.
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Oh, believe me, I die every time I happen upon one of these monstrosities. I have actually had internal battles with myself about contacting this man and pleading with him to stop the carnage. His listings are filled with these things. And he is clearly so, so proud. There's one that I suspect is a pre-1900 28 with beautiful Victorian decals. Just, why?
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Seriously... and can anyone tell me what those "spouts" on the top of the center of the arm are for? I've seen them rarely in only the oldest machines...which makes me think this one is particularly painful. 
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Seriously... and can anyone tell me what those "spouts" on the top of the center of the arm are for? I've seen them rarely in only the oldest machines...which makes me think this one is particularly painful. 


Tension.  There are usually 2 discs & springs.  This is my Victor treadle.20200527_170406 (Copy).jpg

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Seriously... and can anyone tell me what those "spouts" on the top of the center of the arm are for? I've seen them rarely in only the oldest machines...which makes me think this one is particularly painful. 


That's a leaf tensioner.

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Oh that breaks my heart, how could someone let that happen.😢

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Seriously... and can anyone tell me what those "spouts" on the top of the center of the arm are for? 


Tensioners like that are pretty common in turn of the (last) century machines, up through the 20s, I'd say.

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Ahh!! That poor 101!! Kinda reminds me of a 221 I rescued a few years back. signal-2020-09-17-101204.jpeg  signal-2020-09-17-101243.jpeg 

And this is after I replaced the entire nose.
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Thanks all for the leaf tensioner explanation. Leaf tensioner-as-engine-exhaust makes me want to cry.
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