Monday, February 16, 2015

Grandma's 66 hums again

     Finally, I finished restoring Grandma Okie's treadle machine. You can see how much I have done if you look back. It took many, many hours. Lots of pieces were bent, broken, or missing. The paint on the bed was so incredibly dirty it took over a half can of TR3 and bags of cotton balls and a bag of rags. Grandma sewed constantly and sewed anything.
     It is going back to my sister in law to be reunited with its parlor cabinet. It is in my refinished cabinet for the photos because I had to test and adjust it. This machine is why I bought a parlor cabinet after looking for so many years. Mine is a 15 Tiffany which is hiding behind the 66 Red Eye.

Runs flawlessly and strong.


Terri said...

Great job. It's gleaming again. It's a beautiful machine.

diane said...

It's beautiful Linda. Love those treadles. I'm in the midst of getting one back together and hopefully running again.

I enjoy seeing these old machine put back to their original self. Hope it gets used often!

Bee--Bee said...

Found you thru your comment on Dragon Poodle today, and I look forward to perusing your blog. LOVE this machine. She is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Glad to see she is being loved and used still.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I kind of hate to give it back. It sews wonderfully. However the Singer 237 wants back in so it can zig zag treadle.