This is a lovely Jones treadle we saw at the Williamsburg Antique Mall yesterday.
It was LOVELY ---and I’m sure that someone will come snatch it up because it really needs a home.
I do not remember the price, and it doesn’t matter – with 6 functioning treadles in cabinets in my house, and 3 fully functional treadles in cabinets at the cabin – I am not in the market for more treadles in FURNITURE. But oh boy, was this lovely!
Beautiful cabinet too!
There were a lot of machines and stuff to ogle at ---from toy ones:
Nope, didn’t come home with me
Loved this one AND the Corticelli Spool Silk embroidery cabinet, but it didn’t come home either!
And small chain stitch hand cranks with names like:
LEAD! As in “Heavy as Lead!”
Weird tension knob is at a catty corner angle!
Hook underneath for making the chain-stitch ---
A chain stitch is a one thread stitch – there is no bobbin thread. This gives a seam much like the stitching across a bag of dog food…and if you pull one end, the stitching all comes out.
I’m sticking to machines I really will use, and this one was not in the best of shape, so it didn’t come home either.
There was a white featherweight ---
And several black ones, this one in a folding card table…
All were priced just around $450.00 – even the crappy ones with no finish or decals left. Someone needs to get a clue – just because it is a featherweight doesn’t mean it deserves a mint price.
I loved this cabinet! The extension behind would open full flat out and be great for quilting!
New Home – no bobbin, no bobbin case, no foot pedal no nothing….boat anchor.
And the worst travesty of ALL:
Heaven have Mercy!
Someone has taken a beautiful 201 – with perfect decals….and turned it into a LAMP. *sigh* A LAMP!??? Okay, I don’t mind this if it is beyond repair and non functioning, but this is like….deciding to do taxidermy on a still viable living creature just for the sake of doing it because you can. NO NO NO!!!
We did get all excited over a couple of beauties behind the safety glass – probably displayed there to keep our drool off:
Pretty as ICE CREAM!
This is a Home Mark – and it IS a zig-zag machine, which means that straight stitch on this vintage model is NOT in center needle position – it’s over far left to straight stitch…the zig zag only is a ZAG – it only swings to the right – if you get what I mean. But isn’t she pretty?
And yes, that price is right too…$425.00 This machine is liable to be there for a LONG LONG time.
Cool mid-century controls! Made in Japan
This two toned lady was also there…
And also priced over the $400.00 mark. It’s likely to be sitting HERE a long long time as well. But it was fun to see them in such good condition!
And this was only what we spotted in HALF of the mall……what a treat of the vintage machine kind!
They are out there – you just have to keep looking!
I’m back to my room after a great day with the Colonial Piecemakers of Williamsburg and our Talkin’ Turkey class today. I treated myself to some Chinese for dinner, got my steps in – from here it’s curling up with a binding and whatever I can find on the TV to keep me company.
Tomorrow? Guild Meeting in the morning followed by a half day Boxy Stars class afterward!
Love from Williamsburg --