Sunday, September 23, 2007

1934 Singer Treadle

I inherited this machine from my grandmother. It is a Singer model 15. The serial number is AD778627 made in Elizabeth, New Jersey. There were 35,000 of this model made.

This is the machine I learned to sew on when I was a kid. We made quilts during the summer and in the winter she kept her potted geraniums on it. Of course the plants didn't do the finish any good and so the veneer is bad in places.





















For as long as I can remember, the scarf shown in this picture has been on this machine. So we're looking at 40+ years. This is what all of the well-dressed Singers are wearing.

3 comments:

Nancy Jo said...

I have an old singer treadle too, don't you just love them? Mine is on my blog someplace. I got mine from my Husbands's Aunts, so I never used it myself. We had one at home on the farm but who knows where that went.
Wish everyone could win on my drawings, I see that you entered, well watch because I do them often.
NANCY JO

JLynnette said...

Thank you for visiting Nancy Jo.

I visited your blog and just loved the time I spent there. I plan on coming back with a cup of tea and more time.

I love my treadle. There are very few things I want to take with me when I leave this earth and this is one of them.

If we can't treadle in heaven, then I don't want to go.

Humble Origins said...

...I too have an old Singer Treadle and I just love it! It sews circles around my Singer Electric. As a matter of fact, I prefer to sew with my treadle versus my electric machine...
...Nice treadle you have there and it's nice that you have the history to go along with it - that alone is priceless.
...Thanks for sharing! :o)