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Christy

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If you were looking for treadle irons to use for a project, how much would you expect to pay?
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Oooh!  Are you making a table??  :-)  ;-)

They might be cheaper with a machine attached than not.  But then of course you've have a head you'd need to turn into a tractor.

I just did a quick skim of CL and FB for my area.  Cheapest looked like $50.  There was a table for $45, but it might not have had all of its functional parts.  (I assume you want a working treadle.)

An estate sale would probably the best bet.  The machines don't sell quickly, and they sure don't want to be stuck with it.

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Oooh!  Are you making a table??  :-)  ;-)

They might be cheaper with a machine attached than not.  But then of course you've have a head you'd need to turn into a tractor.

I just did a quick skim of CL and FB for my area.  Cheapest looked like $50.  There was a table for $45, but it might not have had all of its functional parts.  (I assume you want a working treadle.)

An estate sale would probably the best bet.  The machines don't sell quickly, and they sure don't want to be stuck with it.


LOL!  no.  I am not making a table.  I am trying to figure out the price point of someone who would shop that way so I can be just a dollar higher.  In other words, I have a treadle I would sell that isn't the prettiest one in the bunch but I still don't want to sell it so cheap that the machine gets tossed in the bin and the legs get a door on top! [tongue]

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Christy, we think alike.  When I downsize, the price on the treadles will be higher than those wreckers would pay.  There is a table in here, only because the flywheel was missing and the very old Ruby looks great displayed in a box my brother made.
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Christy, we think alike.  When I downsize, the price on the treadles will be higher than those wreckers would pay.  There is a table in here, only because the flywheel was missing and the very old Ruby looks great displayed in a box my brother made.


I actually have 5 treadles in the garage that were bought in a bulk buy and I have machines to go with them but they need some cleanup.  I am in a downsizing mood so I am putting a few machines up for sale but I want them to be used-not dismantled after all this time.

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Price them higher than what the upcyclers would pay (I have yet to see a converted treadle with woodwork as good as the original). Prices can vary by region so you'll have to figure that out for your area.  If you get someone that looks like a good home and need the machines gone you can always come down on price.
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