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Sewing Machine by Gale Elena Bantock (seen on Swan House Miniatures) Incredibly realistic and detailed!

Ingenious ideas for repurposing a treadle sewing machine

Ingenious ideas for repurposing a treadle sewing machine

How to Restore Veneer on an Old Singer Sewing Machine

How to Restore Veneer on an Old Singer Sewing Machine

Singer Treadlem, my mother's sewing machine. She would disengage the belt and let us pump the treadle and one drawer was full of buttons to play with.

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Singer Treadlem, my mother's sewing machine. She would disengage the belt and let us pump the treadle and one drawer was full of buttons to play with.

Years ago I saw a antique sewing machine and table like this in a thrift shop window and it was already white (it looked like it was factory painted, not a home amateur job). It was there for months and I finally broke down and went in to buy it only to see another woman loading it into her car. It was only $188 but I had no room for it in my apartment at the time. I'm still looking for it's twin.

Years ago I saw a antique sewing machine and table like this in a thrift shop window and it was already white (it looked like it was factory painted, not a home amateur job). It was there for months and I finally broke down and went in to buy it only to see another woman loading it into her car. It was only $188 but I had no room for it in my apartment at the time. I'm still looking for it's twin.

Antique Vintage Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Cabinet Table No. 5 with Egyptian Sphinx / Memphis Machine

Antique Vintage Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Cabinet Table No. 5 with Egyptian Sphinx / Memphis Machine

On our journey to self-reliance, my husband, Darren, and I have been gathering human-powered tools when we can find them. It’s surprising and sad how quickly hand- and foot-powered tools were junked when electricity became available. From 1850 to 1890, more than 100 apple-pealing devices were patented. Then none, except those running on electric power. And so it goes with thousands of other nifty human-powered appliances.

Relearning to Sew On Treadle Sewing Machine - The Happy Homesteader Blog

On our journey to self-reliance, my husband, Darren, and I have been gathering human-powered tools when we can find them. It’s surprising and sad how quickly hand- and foot-powered tools were junked when electricity became available. From 1850 to 1890, more than 100 apple-pealing devices were patented. Then none, except those running on electric power. And so it goes with thousands of other nifty human-powered appliances.

Custom Fabricated Chair….steampunk, cast iron, sewing machine bases, chrome wheels, motor cycle gears, oak stair tread boards, black rubber tubing….all salvaged items collected to create the chair. The fabrication of the chair is welded, using the ornate cast iron steel from two antique sewing machines, by Singer and Raymond. The seat was salvaged from old Ohio oak stair treads. The treadle acts as a foot rest. The finish is primed base coat with a durable satin enamel top coat The…

Custom Fabricated Chair….steampunk, cast iron, sewing machine bases, chrome wheels, motor cycle gears, oak stair tread boards, black rubber tubing….all salvaged items collected to create the chair. The fabrication of the chair is welded, using the ornate cast iron steel from two antique sewing machines, by Singer and Raymond. The seat was salvaged from old Ohio oak stair treads. The treadle acts as a foot rest. The finish is primed base coat with a durable satin enamel top coat The…

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