|Treadle Sewing machine, circa 1890-1899.|
Yes it is going to be repurposed. We're just working out the actual design for how we want to use it. I know Jim's excited, because he took it right down to the basement and started dismantling it right away. He didn't even give me a chance to take before pictures, so these were taken by my friend who sold it to me.
|The lid and one of the drawer bases are in really bad shape, but the rest looks pretty good.|
It didn't have side drawers, but that's okay. Those are fairly easy to find if we decide we need them. The center drawer does work, which I'm pretty excited about. I'm hoping to be able to keep as much of the original wooden casing as possible.
|Missing the treadle and wheel, but oh so cool! This one's pretty rare.|
This is the part Jim likes the best, and I have to admit I really like it too. I've never seen one made by Sear Roebuck and Co. The ones I've seen have always been Singers, so I think this one is pretty rare.
Stay tuned for updates, but in the meantime...
What would you do with it?