I have been making friends with my new/old Treadle sewing machine.
Here is the certificate from the Singer website that indicates my machine was born in 1901.
Here is the bobbin and the bobbin case. It is called a vibrating shuttle bobbin, and this bobbin case happens to be in perfect condition.
Isn't the bobbin interesting?
This photo compares the spool of Aurifil thread that I use for piecing, to the size of the bobbin and the bobbin casing. Very different from the bobbins of today's machines! I found great information about this type of bobbin case at the TreadleOn website.
This photo shows the bobbin winding mechanism.
It also shows other beautiful details on the machine... and how worn and cracked the belt is. Not sure what I need to do about that?
I just love this photo showing the old and the new. I am surfing the internet trying to find instructions on how to wind the bobbin!
This is sooooo fun!
Now to see if it can actually sew! Actually I don't really care because it is so beautiful!
Stay tuned for more "Treadling on Tuesday" episodes....