|Maria's Treadle -note the beautiful condition...|
We love the fond memories of our ancestors sewing with Singer Treadles. If you have inherited a family machine, it is an added treasure that comes with family memories. At the same time, we may be challenged in actually using them, due to feelings of personal family loss, which only time can heal. But take heart, as one day you will heal, and have the opportunity to create new sewing history on that well loved machine. Having a few links on the value, history, & use with pointers on repair will steer you in the right path:
History, Value & More of Treadle on e-how
Treadle Machine Manual on About
History of Sewing Machines (Inventors)
Maria's story printed with permission: "I received my mother's Singer Treadle machine about 5 years ago when she gave it to me. She passed away just a little over a year ago, so this machine means a lot to me. It sits in the entry way of our house and I have never used it. She did many times though and she made many blankets on this machine. Since it was hers I still can not bring myself to use it yet. Maybe, after a while longer I wil be able to use it. But right now, just talking about it, brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for letting me remember her on this machine. ~Maria"
Maria, for me it was not a sewing machine, but two pins my mother wore on many special occasions. You will one day be able to share the stories with tears of laughter, perhaps even sew a little something on it, and feel the shared joy with your mom over the wonders of that machine. Thank you for generously sharing your photos & story behind this well loved treasure.