Dating damascus sewing machine
The site was built, managed, and tickled into shape by Richard Wightman, who was and is a power to be reckoned with..Many pages are written in the First Person, and he is that person.Authorized reproduction of the users / instruction manual for the Damascus round bobbin sewing machine, with its attachments.It was sold by Montgomery Ward and is usually a treadle model.It is the home base and resource centre for the Treadle On Internet E-Mail List - for active users of treadle and hand crank sewing machines.This web site includes instructions on basic maintenance and restoration of treadle sewing machines and hand crank sewing machines.(The 'Juvenile' was a National Sewing Machine Company's 'Stitchwell' made for Montgomery Ward).The advertisement continued: 'While we warrant this for 5 years and will replace any defective parts free of charge during this period, we do not recommend the Oakland.
It boasted a self-setting needle and a self-threading shuttle.
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In 1913, the 'Brunswick', a high-arm machine (Figure 3), with a bobbin 'that always works in a satisfactory manner' could be supplied on at least three different treadles costing from .95 to .85.
The 'Damascus' vibrating shuttle machine (Figure 4), could be supplied on six different treadles at prices ranging from .50 for a four-drawer treadle to .95 for a full cabinet.