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Brn2sew
Posted 2011-10-28 8:17 AM (#64037)
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Last week I purchased a Franklin treadle sewing machine in a cabinet.  Yesterday, my sewing machine "Dr" said he wasn't able to get needles for it anymore.          Does anyone know where I can buy some needles that will work?  Sandy
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Dorian
Posted 2011-10-28 8:58 AM (#64041 - in reply to #64037)
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OH COOL SANDY!!! Pictures, we need pictures!!!! Please :)

Take a looksee here, you might find something.

http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/main.sc

or maybe here

http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland.com/store/page55.html
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Brn2sew
Posted 2011-10-28 2:44 PM (#64045 - in reply to #64041)
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Thanks for the web sites, Dorian.  From what I can find, it takes the 206 - 13 size needles and your sites have them for SALE!     Right now, the machine is at the "Dr's" office getting adjusted, cleaned, and worked over.  DH took the cabinet all apart and has been fixing it.  Not sure if I can get a picture posted here  - this ole brain has fried, I think.  Besides, DH is lurking over my shoulder and wants this thing...     Thanks again!    Sandy
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Dorian
Posted 2011-10-29 8:25 AM (#64051 - in reply to #64037)
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YAH, glad I could help. On sale is even better.

Well, when you can, I would love to see it. 

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Brn2sew
Posted 2011-10-29 9:17 AM (#64052 - in reply to #64051)
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Dorian, when you purchased your treadle machine, did you clean it yourself?  What did you use?  How did you keep the "gold" from turning color?  My sewing machine "Dr" said extra oil is the cause of the dirt clinging.  How often do you oil yours and where?  Did you get a manual with it or on line?  Questions, questions, questions...  Thanks again for your help.  Sandy
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Dorian
Posted 2011-10-29 3:23 PM (#64059 - in reply to #64037)
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LOL Sandy!

Here is another link for you:

http://www.treadleon.net/sewingmachineshop/index.html

This whole site is interesting to read. I've learned a lot from it. This section I linked you to is about restoring/cleaning your  machine. It has a section all about tension too, which is very helpful.

My treadle was bought in a nice antique store and it was beautifully clean already. Over the years it has taken a lot of wear and tear and the gold is starting to fade/etc. I am not upkeeping it in that way.

I do wipe it down with a soft rag and keep the dust off of it. I've rubbed furniture/wax stuff on it to keep the wood nice. 

My dh oils it, often, as I use it almost exclusively. There are a number of holes all over the machine, that are for oiling. And luckily, I have an original manual that came with it and shows  all the oiling places.

I'm sure you can find a manual online, you may even be able to order one. I know the Singer site has manuals you can order (at least, I am pretty sure). Let me know if you need help looking for one.

Enjoy!

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Dorian
Posted 2011-10-29 3:39 PM (#64060 - in reply to #64037)
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Well, I could NOT help but look around the internet!! LOL. I found a place that sells the manual.

http://www.thetreadlersvillage.com/Searssewingmachinemanuals.html

Scroll down a bit, and you'll see some Franklins. Is yours like any of these?

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Brn2sew
Posted 2011-10-29 9:44 PM (#64067 - in reply to #64060)
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FranklinManualHead.jpg <b></b>(15106 bytes<b></b>)Well couldn't copy and paste the picture, but yes, mine is the Franklin vs (vibrating shuttle) treadle machine.  The web sites you had are very informational.  I've been searching through them most of the evening.  Thank you again!  I printed the information about cleaning gunk off and also about winding bobbins and threading the "shuttle" or bobbin case.  It looks just like a little bullet - had never seen such a thing before.     Am anxious to get it back from the "Dr" and try out the treadle.  Imagine there'll be some learning curve to it.   During my senior year of high school, I lived with my grandmother and sewed on her machine - interesting times.
  DH has the cabinet put back together and looking great.  He took it all apart, re-glued some of the loose pieces, rebuilt a few wooden parts, replaced screws, oiled the treadle works and wheels, then polished the the whole thing till it shines.  What a guy.    I think I'll keep him. 
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Dorian
Posted 2011-10-30 8:44 AM (#64069 - in reply to #64037)
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I'm so glad I could help you Sandy!! That looks like a lovely machine. And sounds like your dh did a great job getting her cleaned up!! Have fun learning on her!
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SallyC
Posted 2011-10-30 1:50 PM (#64073 - in reply to #64037)
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Sandy's gorgeous machine--I'm soooo jealous!



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kidsrnloves2sew
Posted 2011-10-30 2:04 PM (#64075 - in reply to #64073)
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beautifullll machine! cant wait to see a color pic of it :)
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Brn2sew
Posted 2011-11-05 12:10 AM (#64199 - in reply to #64075)
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DH still has some work to do on the cabinet, but here is Mr Franklin in person:  
Notice the missing knob on the rt lower drawer of the cabinet?  There is a 1916 penny stuck inside the opening.     Sandy



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SallyC
Posted 2011-11-05 10:26 PM (#64221 - in reply to #64037)
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WOW--I WANT one, I'm soooo jealous--it's gorgeous!
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Dorian
Posted 2011-11-09 9:03 AM (#64278 - in reply to #64037)
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OHHH, what a beautiful machine!!! WOOHOO.
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