My New (Old) Treadle Machine!

On Tuesday I brought home my Demorest 181794 Treadle Sewing Machine.  It’s at least 100 years old.  Some friends from church gave it to me since they weren’t using it.  I’m very blessed.

Here are some pictures of the darling:

Closeup of the machine:

The attachments:

Manuals and various paper pieces:

Scorch mark:

Suffice it to say, I love my new machine!!!



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6 responses to “My New (Old) Treadle Machine!

  1. Nice! I think it would give a certain cachet to have your items made on this machine!

  2. Pingback: Update on my Demorest Treadle Machine | Sundry Wonders

  3. K

    Hi, I just love the elegnce of these machines. I have a treadle sewing machine with the draws for storage etc., it has the name Eileen on the frame…does anyone know who Eileen was and how old this mchine is? Thanks from K

    • I haven’t heard of a brand of machines called Eileen, so I don’t think I can help you there. You might want to check out the book “The Encyclopedia of Early American & Antique Sewing Machines: Identification & Values”. The website Treadle On might have so help for you as well:
      Treadle machines were around from the mid-1800s and declined after WW2, so your machine could be from any time in there. Mine, for instance, is from the turn of the century.
      Best wishes in uncovering your machine’s history!

      • K

        Thanks for the effort you went to & the search. I’m sorry for not replying earlier….didnt expect anyone would reply & go to such lengths. Still no joy as yet, will check those references out though. Might ask a few much older relatives perhaps they remember.K.

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