On this past Saturday I met with my sisters to start the task of sorting through our Mom's belonging's. She was the type of person who very rarely got rid of anything. (I think it is a habit she has passed onto me.) One of the things that I brought home with me was her treadle sewing machine. Over the past years the machine has been stored in an unheated covered porch. My sisters are not big sewers so the machine hasn't been used in many years.
As you can see from the photo the top of the cabinet isn't in very good shape. The veneer is cracking and chipping and it is in need of refinishing.
The machine itself needs refurbishing and the cables need replacing.
The center medallion.
I have looked up the serial number from the machine and discovered that it was manufactured in April of 1914. I would like to restore this machine to working condition in the future. I have never used a treadle sewing machine but I am looking forward to learning especially since this was something that had belonged to my mom.