A few weeks ago, we went out on a day trip to a saskatoon farm to go berry picking. We picked up my mother in law and we were parked by a house that was undergoing renovations. Dumped in the yard in a pile of debris I saw the remains of a Singer treadle sewing machine. I commented on how sad it was to see the remants of what was once a beatiful machine. My mother in law then asked me if I wanted a Singer Treadle Sewing Machine. She then makes a phone call to her sister, and a few hours later I become the proud owner of my first treadle sewing machine. It originally belonged to my husband's grandmother.
I still have a lot to learn about the workings of a treadle machine, but I've began to do a bit of research. With the help of the Singer Serial Number webpage I was able to find out that this machine was manufacture in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada in 1948.
I'm so happy to take this lovely machine out of storage and give it a home.