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WI Lori

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I think it is a pink secret!
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Available somewhere near me:

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(I didn't check where)



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Lots of secret pink machines appearing from the corners lol. A Flickr account i subscribe to got one as well. nice machines. Wont say what they did with it, this might be the same person, but another account lol. Cue the pink panther theme song

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I'm not a super fan of the color pink.....but I have a Queen treadle and a Queen hand crank...I'm pretty sure I'd accept that pink Queen for my collection, lol!!!  How fun!  You should run and get it, Jim!
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I just acquired three new/old machines first was this 48” Singer 66, I got for free. Which I promptly disassembled to clean. Problem is that I was so excited about my acquisition that I neglected to take pictures as I went and now I can’t remember where all the pieces go. I’ve looked all over trying to fine some diagram that makes sense to me but all I’ve found is the parts list. Can someone help me?

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I could be mistaken(wouldn't be the first time), but I think Singer made a stamped steel straight leg treadle.

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They did, I've got one. Had an electric 411G installed in it, of all things. The legs are pressed steel. I'd only seen the version with wooden legs previously. (Ebay pic here)411g 3.jpg




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They did, I've got one. Had an electric 411G installed in it, of all things. The legs are pressed steel. I'd only seen the version with wooden legs previously. (Ebay pic here)411g 3.jpg




I think that's an early one.  No dress guard and the foot plate is very different from the 1948 one I modified to take the top from a queen Anne.

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Actually I think it's the other way round. Yours looks older to me. Has cast iron legs/feet, more expensive to produce & more ornate. Mine looks cheap to produce, spot welded mild steel & quite plain in comparison to yours.
Also the drawers on mine have cheap hardboard bases. Cost cutting!

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Actually I think it's the other way round. Yours looks older to me. Has cast iron legs/feet, more expensive to produce & more ornate. Mine looks cheap to produce, spot welded mild steel & quite plain in comparison to yours.
Also the drawers on mine have cheap hardboard bases. Cost cutting!

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The first one that Cari posted looks like a good match for the model 47 Sphinx I have, which is a 1905, the model 66 I have is an electric machine as is the Damascus I have, I have one older cabinet to put one of the electrics in but am on the lookout for another one for the other. I have found a couple of partial cabinets for the treadle (1905) machine but in my opinion the sellers are asking too much to make them worth it to me. $100 for just the top or bottom or $300 for one that someone has ruined completely by making it into a chair. I realize the work and skill that goes into making these things but the price for something that I will have to find other pieces to complete or that I will have to completely disassemble find the desk for and reassemble with the desk is ridiculous. So, in the meantime I will just work on restoring them to working order, while looking for suitable, affordable replacement parts.

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Actually I think it's the other way round. Yours looks older to me. Has cast iron legs/feet, more expensive to produce & more ornate. Mine looks cheap to produce, spot welded mild steel & quite plain in comparison to yours.
Also the drawers on mine have cheap hardboard bases. Cost cutting!

 


It'd be interesting to know the production history of the steel straight leg tables.  The legs on mine are stamped steel, it's just hard to tell from the photos.  All the middle bits are cast iron.  I also don't know how many treadles singer was producing in the 50's.  My guess is not very many for the States.

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Greg & John F, don't know if this matters and I'll have to verify the date with my wife but sometime in the mid 80's she worked part time at the local Singer Sewing Center.  She sold a new in the box Singer treadle that I delivered for her.  I wish I had paid attention to the construction of it but I do remember it wasn't very heavy since I had to carry it up steps to the home.

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It's my understanding that the pressed steel leg and wood leg treadles were manufactured later than the traditional cast iron bases. Off hand, I'd guess the 1930s and 1940s. I assume the pressed steel treadles were less expensive to manufacture.

I have one of each. I like the weight of the pressed steel treadle when compared to the weight of cast iron base. At my age, I do not like wrangling a heavy cast iron treadle.

And I like my wood leg treadle is because 3/4 sized so I can use my Singer 99s, 127s, 128s and the 3/4 sized Japanese clone/class 15. 

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It'd be interesting to know the production history of the steel straight leg tables.  The legs on mine are stamped steel, it's just hard to tell from the photos.  All the middle bits are cast iron.  I also don't know how many treadles singer was producing in the 50's.  My guess is not very many for the States.

Greg

Now I've had a closer look I can see yours hasn't got the cast legs! (I turned it round) Mine is a simpler design though, & obviously Kilbowie made which may well be different to the American versions. I can't find pics of the wooden legged one I had, nor remember the machine, but I'm sure it was 1950s.  And I'm assuming this one is later... No proof: )

It's definitely much lighter than the cast iron versions, but still strong & stable. Might be worth checking the period advertising for production dates.
There's one here that looks like yours & seller says c1955.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Singer-Treadle-Sewing-Machine-c1955-/383504984487?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10

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Now I've had a closer look I can see yours hasn't got the cast legs! (I turned it round) Mine is a simpler design though, & obviously Kilbowie made which may well be different to the American versions. I can't find pics of the wooden legged one I had, nor remember the machine, but I'm sure it was 1950s.  And I'm assuming this one is later... No proof: )

It's definitely much lighter than the cast iron versions, but still strong & stable. Might be worth checking the period advertising for production dates.
There's one here that looks like yours & seller says c1955.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Singer-Treadle-Sewing-Machine-c1955-/383504984487?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10


My base was made in Canada in 1948.

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  My base was made in Canada in 1948.Greg  


I've got a late-ish Singer treadle from March 1965, but it's in a cabinet. (And has your pattern of the footplate)
Still, can't have been many made after that.

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