I finally got myself organized and took my Great Grandma's treadle sewing machine cabinet to the re- finishers. I think it came out really well!
And since I had the machine refurbished awhile back it is now 'Fully Operational'!
It took quite a bit of monkeying with the tension on the pulley thingy and a generous application of machine oil...
but we got the old girl sewing again. I think it's probably been at least 30 years or so.
I thought for her relaunch I'd start with something simple.
I'm hoping the serial number can tell me a little more about this wonderful old machine!
Since my mom was an only child, she and Grandma 'Netty' became very close, they even shared a room. My mother said that GGrandma never sat down that she did not have some kind of hand work in her hands. She was the chief seamstress of the family. Which was a very good thing since my mom's ma (tho' a talented lady in other ways) sewed not at all. Funny how things skip a generation here and there! So since GGrandma Netty taught my mom to sew and she taught me to sew I too can thank my GGrandma Netty for the good fortune of enjoying the craft / art of sewing!
cheers, Claire W.