She’s a treadle. I have two other Singers, both model 15’s one’s birthdate is 1910 and the other is 1951. The one from 1910 was a treadle and someone modified it to be run on electric. It has been my dream to restore her to a treadle.
With the addition of this beauty, I think I’ll let that slide.
the base is in good condition. Sweetie thinks that someone painted it at some point, probably to prevent rust. I tried the pedal and it moves. All that’s needed is a belt and we’ll be working in no time.
The woodwork on the cabinet is gorgeous and quite detailed. It needs a bit of restoration and sweetie will take care of that. This piece actually tips forward and there’s a little drawer there.
This is the woodwork on the side of the drawers. The cabinet alone is pretty. I’d say master cabinet makers at work here.
Here’s the original manual that was in one of the drawers. There is a sales receipt as well. If the sales receipt is accurate the woman, who’s name is Theresa (my name) purchased the machine in 1906. I’m calling Singer with the seriel number tomorrow. As I searched the internet yesterday I was getting some conflicting information.
I still have to figure out where she’s going to live. My sewing space is rather full at the moment. Hmm.