About a week ago, I picked up a treadle sewing machine. Unfortunately, the base was rusted and broken; and the cabinet was beyond repair. I was able to save the machine head...
The decals are silver and some are missing.
The wheel could not/would not turn.
All I can say is...Yuck!
And, after a couple of days of cleaning, so far she looks like this...
She looks so much better!
A great site for information on your vintage sewing machine is ISMACS. I found a little info on her: Minnesota Model A - manufactured by Davis Sewing machines and sold thru Sears & Roebuck thru 1910. The "Minnesota" was a vibrating shuttle model manufactured by the Goodrich Sewing Machine Co., of Chicago, Illinois. Made at the company's Kankakee, IL plant. This 1890s machine used a New Home type shuttle, a Domestic styled bobbin winder and resembles a National.
The wheel turns now!
With a little more cleaning and some new decals, she could look like new! Treadle On was a great resource on how to clean and repair vintage machines!
Now, all I need is to find decals and 'how-to' put decals on a machine. And, a treadle base and table. I had fun learning how-to salvage a machine in 'this' condition. This was my first attempt, to this extent...EVER! I hope to get as good as some other vintage machine collector's who clean, repair and restore machines!
Have a Blessed New Year!