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Jim/Steelsewing

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My friend Greg just sent me these photos. He's asking what model of machine the legs may have been paired with originally. Neither of us have ever seen the Singer branded actuator controlled by using the treadle plate as a pedal.

GEDC4197.jpg  GEDC4199.jpg 

Any thoughts would be most welcome!


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Those straight leg Singer treadle irons are the model put out in the 1930s. I've seen them with a Singer 15-86 or 15-88, don't remember the number exactly. The electric conversion seen here was a common set available at the time. 

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See Lori's post #4817 in "Today's Sewing Machine Adventure".  The sm is a 1937 201 (1200)
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The straight leg Singer stand/controller set up was also used for my two 1200-1 (201 w/knee lift) "tailor" machines along with an added presser foot knee lift.

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Okay then, I went ahead and sent Greg a note. I just saw a straight leg 128 as well with a six drawer cabinet... so it looks like the straight leg part had other applications. He'll feel pretty good though that we gave him some direction. Something to go on is always better that nada! Thanks!
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Found this online if it's helpful.

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I have one of those with a 15-88 from 1949. It has the original receipt but it doesn't say it was electrified when purchased. I converted it back to treadle but kept the parts. I may change it back. there is a picture on here somewhere. I'll look for it when I have more time.
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I was able to find the post that Mike posted picture of 15-88 - https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1293967142&postcount=39&forum=501752 on the first page of https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/refurbished-or-electrified-sewing-machines-in-1930s-and-1940s-8072667

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I have this controller. They were used as far back as the Singer midbrace logo center stand post 1910. The later one is the same controller in brown. This was with or without the machine and sold as an upgrade at time of purchase or sold to electrify the older machines. Instructions for the machines include how to install. Here is the original one with part number 192825 https://www.flickr.com/photos/132113927@N03/45036038132/ The product also allows the consumer to go from electric to treadle with changing the belt over and reconnecting the pitman rod. I have yet to get the manual for it.

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