"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-15-2014, 08:06 PM   #16811
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,886
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Ooh, pretty.

I love all the pretty leaves and decorative design elements on the machine. Can you imagine anyone doing that nowadays?
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:06 PM   #16812
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,117
Nice! Grandma's didn't have the surrounding wood cabinet, the machine turned upside down and dropped down, as I recall the stand was all cast iron.

You have a real treasure, and they sewed really well. Loved the treadle.
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:29 PM   #16813
Honey Badger
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,285
Ohhh, so it's a treadle.

For something that's been sitting for so long everything seems to be moving smoothly. I'll have to do some digging to find some needles for it. How one that's pristine looks like. I think Singer has manuals for it. Still not sure what the front fold down drawer is for.It has 3 separate compartments.

My husband's going to have a fit when he sees this."Another new project?"
Even if it never works again.It's awesome to look at.

Munky.
__________________
If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.
Chef Munky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:38 PM   #16814
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,117
Munky, you really need to try sewing with it. There's something soothing and almost hypnotic about a treadle machine. You control the speed, and can make it go as fast or slow as you want. It stops on a dime. You should be able to use standard needles, as I recall, it's a screw mechanism that locks the needle in.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:48 PM   #16815
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,886
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Munky, you really need to try sewing with it. There's something soothing and almost hypnotic about a treadle machine. You control the speed, and can make it go as fast or slow as you want. It stops on a dime. You should be able to use standard needles, as I recall, it's a screw mechanism that locks the needle in.
The needle part sounds like I remember from old hand crank and electric Singers.

I tried a treadle sewing machine once. I couldn't get it going. It just kept going forwards and backwards. I was told you have to spin the balance wheel to get it going. I had to look up what that big round wheel on the opposite end from the head is called.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:51 PM   #16816
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
The needle part sounds like I remember from old hand crank and electric Singers.

I tried a treadle sewing machine once. I couldn't get it going. It just kept going forwards and backwards. I was told you have to spin the balance wheel to get it going. I had to look up what that big round wheel on the opposite end from the head is called.
You tip your feet forward to make it go forward, and backward to backstitch. Just keep on rockin' the treadle!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 11:07 PM   #16817
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
...Himself is taking you to Lowes? Uh Oh!
Yup, he did! I love Lowes! Would rather go there than any other store. Well, except Bed Bath and Beyond or any other kitchen goodies store. (Usually) like to grocery shop too.

Unfortunately, they didn't seem to have the exact part Himself was looking for. Tomorrow we head to a plumbing supply house! So much better than Macys...
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 11:12 PM   #16818
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chef Munky View Post
Ohhh, so it's a treadle.

For something that's been sitting for so long everything seems to be moving smoothly. I'll have to do some digging to find some needles for it. How one that's pristine looks like. I think Singer has manuals for it. Still not sure what the front fold down drawer is for.It has 3 separate compartments.

My husband's going to have a fit when he sees this."Another new project?"
Even if it never works again.It's awesome to look at.

Munky.
Oh My! You have my Mom's treadle machine! Her's looked just like that. I gave it away when we were cleaning out the folks' home because the drawers were a bit stuck - poor thing had been in the basement when we had a flood. Enjoy playing with it. IIRC, the front drawer was used by Mom for embroidery scissors, thimbles, and a small pin cushion.
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 11:57 PM   #16819
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
Yup, he did! I love Lowes! Would rather go there than any other store. Well, except Bed Bath and Beyond or any other kitchen goodies store. (Usually) like to grocery shop too.

Unfortunately, they didn't seem to have the exact part Himself was looking for. Tomorrow we head to a plumbing supply house! So much better than Macys...
I should have Shrek take me to Lowe's and I can grab a motor cart and wander to hearts delight.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 12:29 AM   #16820
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,117
We had to go with a new garbage pickup service. Our subdivision has had real issues with our current service, they're supposed to pick up trash every week, but for the last few months have averaged about 4 times due to truck breakdown, yadayadayada. Not too much a problem for us as we don't accumulate much trash, but they're not doing what they're paid to do.

Anyway, the new service delivered our new garbage can today, and it still has that new garbage can smell! And it is big enough to house a family of 4, I wouldn't be surprised to find a homeless person living in it.

We recycle almost everything, so I'm trying to come up with something we can put in the new huge garbage can.
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.