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Just picked this up. Any and all info on restoring and pieces need. All parts move, I have the drawers n belt. Not sure about the bobbin area.  Thankyou.
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You might find some of the links on this page useful. Ismacs International - Singer sewing machines. I have two of these old machines (one has an Egyptian motif and was made in the early 1920s when King Tut was all the rage) There are tons of collectors and websites with treadle machine aficionadoes out there on the web -- if you do some searching, you may come across someone who restores them to help you out.
 
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Thankyou I'll have a look at that link. And do some research. Ide been looking for awhile, and ended up with a great electric one, but wanted the treadle.  And this one fell into my lap cheap, so I jumped on it 50.00.
 
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I have (3) of these myself, found when we cleaned out my Grandmother's house. We just sold one for $100 recently, so for getting one for $50 is pretty good deal.

I was taking a photo of our old pot bellied stove, but you can see Katie dressed in her authentic 1930's silk dress, while seated at one of our old sewing machines.
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That is a great find.  It lots like my tredle.

Mine was appraised for $400 plus, way back in the 90'. I found in a book at the library that it was older than the appraiser thought.

Unfortunatly, I broke the belt and have not replace it.  It will not fit in my tiny house so it is in storage.

I was just thinking about it last night, wishing I had a place to put it.
 
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That's a great find at a great price!

I sold mine for what I paid..$35, in the early nineties after sewing on it exclusively during the seventies and eighties when we were off grid...lovely machines.

The first thing I would do is gather up some small brushes and clean up the dust....flip the head back and go at it.
 
Mine always benefited from a drop or two of sewing machine oil in every small hole intended for that.

Round bobbins of the correct size were hard for me to find but now should be easy online. I think I only had three.

We had a vacuum cleaner/sewing machine repair person in the area and he was everyone's go to for custom  belts for any old machine.
Seems like singer needles are universal so I was able to buy them easily.

I have an even older 'New Home' treadle that has family history, usable but my preference now that we are tied to the grid is an old electric Franklin machine that was made the year before I was born 1949...it has put in a lot of miles.

I don't think old treadle  Singers wear out...and if they do there are many uses for the treadle parts.  When I was weaving a lot I modified a junked treadle to wind bobbins...could go fast enough I got thread burns on my fingers

I kind of miss that excitement of cleaning up and repairing an old machine...have fun!


 
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Great find!

It's a Singer 66 Looking at the serial number,  your machine was made in 1926.  here's the manual.

I use my treadle machine for all my sewing.  As of last December, mine is an antique - turned 100 years old - and works better than any electric machine I have ever encountered.

A bottle fo sewing machine oil will fix most problems.  Be careful cleaning the outside as the design is easy to destroy.

Treadle Lady has lots of supplies and a manual for working with old machines.  

The bobbin case and bobbins are missing.  You can buy these online, but make sure it's for the 66 as most of them are for the Singer 15.
 
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I don't suppose there are any parts in the drawers or under where the machine stashes?  

Once you get a couple of bobbins and the bobbin case, this machine will last you 100 years of use.  Maybe 500.  They are built to last and so easy to repair!  
 
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Thank you all. I'm so glad I got a good one, and thank you for all the info and links, just what I needed. I got bobbins, so I'll just have to find the bobbin case. If you run across one let me know.
 
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