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My Singer Treadle Sewing Machine

My SIL found this in a consignment shop in Iowa on July 6, 2007. She called me up and asked me if I was interested.

I WAS.

It will continue to reside in Iowa for the next few weeks, until after the trip to Bristol. My SIL tried to make it work in the shop and says it does appear to function, although the needle was broken. I have been told that regular needles will work, so I expect my SIL and my Mom to have some play time with it.

Isn't it pretty? My precioussss...

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From the location of the bobbin winder and size of the bed, the machine is a Model 27. Page used for identification. http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland.com/store/page19.html

Kate Dicey looked up the serial number for me and found that the machine is a Vibrating Shuttle (V.S.) 2, commissioned on July 28, 1894. It was built at the Kilbowie factory on Clydebank, just outside Glasgow.

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