Singer 99 Treadle
A re-make into a 3/4 size treadle. All parts were salvaged from potential loss and brought together into a new and very useful and very unusual 'new' treadle. The Singer 99 sewing machine is the newest part of the re-make at 59 years old. Together it is one fine and useful treadle with another 100 years to serve.
The treadle is made up from parts of a Wheeler and Wilson treadle that was over 100 years old and had seen much better days. The irons cleaned up and went back together to work another 100 years with ease. The 3 bead trim was all salvaged and reused to finish the new red oak top. The drawer assembly was in good condition and was reused.
The nicest thing was the 3/4 size machine placed the operator in front of the needle. This was facilitated with the wheel on this W&W treadle been out side of the frame. This position results in the most comfortable working position possible for the operator. The price for this fine renewed treadle is $275.00
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The Singer 99 sewing machine and the Wheeler and Wilson treadle were perfect together as a 3/4 treadle sewing machine.
The Singer 99 sewing machine and the Wheeler and Wilson treadle were perfect together as a 3/4 treadle sewing machine.
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The needle work area is centered in front of the operator to set up the most comfortable environment. The slightly larger wheel on the W&W treadle adds power and speed in the sewing operation.
The needle work area is centered in front of the operator to set up the most comfortable environment. The slightly larger wheel on the W&W treadle adds power and speed in the sewing operation.
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The 3/4 size sewing machine has much work space on the sewing surface. The 99 head will sew all most anything it is asked to sew in this treadle setup. Much more than is possible using a motor. This is a fine setup and will serve well for many years.
The 3/4 size sewing machine has much work space on the sewing surface. The 99 head will sew all most anything it is asked to sew in this treadle setup. Much more than is possible using a motor. This is a fine setup and will serve well for many years.
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This near 60 year old machine is really modern in very important ways. It has a drop in bobbin, a modern thread tension system that works well, a easy to use bobbin winder, and finally a reverse stitch setup.
This near 60 year old machine is really modern in very important ways. It has a drop in bobbin, a modern thread tension system that works well, a easy to use bobbin winder, and finally a reverse stitch setup.
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The electric sewing light has a long cord to plug in wherever electricity is available.
The electric sewing light has a long cord to plug in wherever electricity is available.
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The bobbin drop-in area is shown. Note the little dab of red in the picture. This is a piece of felt to hold and apply oil to the race area.
The bobbin drop-in area is shown. Note the little dab of red in the picture. This is a piece of felt to hold and apply oil to the race area.
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This is the tension system. It is balanced with the lower thread at 5 and will re-balance with ease for other threads that may be used. This is a very easy to use sewing machine.
This is the tension system. It is balanced with the lower thread at 5 and will re-balance with ease for other threads that may be used. This is a very easy to use sewing machine.
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The back-tack with stitch length system on the post and above it is the bobbin winder.
The back-tack with stitch length system on the post and above it is the bobbin winder.
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The serial number is EJ 695165.
The serial number is EJ 695165.
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The old drawers show some wear but are tight and in good working otder. The two pull knobs are from old Singer drawers.
The old drawers show some wear but are tight and in good working otder. The two pull knobs are from old Singer drawers.
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This view looks all W&W but for the drawer knobs.
This view looks all W&W but for the drawer knobs.
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The drawers are in fine condition and will be useful for a long time.
The drawers are in fine condition and will be useful for a long time.
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Plenty of room in this treadle for legs and feet. The wheel is out bound from the frame and this moves the machine out bound as well. This results in the needle area being in front of the opperator.
Plenty of room in this treadle for legs and feet. The wheel is out bound from the frame and this moves the machine out bound as well. This results in the needle area being in front of the opperator.
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The wheel is a bit larger than a Singer wheel making it a bit faster stitcher and stronger sewer.
The wheel is a bit larger than a Singer wheel making it a bit faster stitcher and stronger sewer.
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Pat is making quilt blocks on the treadle.
Pat is making quilt blocks on the treadle.
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In addition to what is pictured the following items are encluded in the price of $275.00.
* -- total of 6 metal bobbins.
* -- 10 sewing machine needles.
* -- Complete manual on CD disc.
In addition to what is pictured the following items are encluded in the price of $275.00.
* -- total of 6 metal bobbins.
* -- 10 sewing machine needles.
* -- Complete manual on CD disc.
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The Singer 99 is a smaller version of the best and longest running model made by Singer the 66. It is one of the best Singers ever made.
The Singer 99 is a smaller version of the best and longest running model made by Singer the 66. It is one of the best Singers ever made.
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Using it will prove the idea the 99 is one of the best.
Using it will prove the idea the 99 is one of the best.
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All wood surfaces are of red oak and this is a tough and hard surfaced oak. Makes the best work areas.
All wood surfaces are of red oak and this is a tough and hard surfaced oak. Makes the best work areas.
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In addition to the accessories with this unit you can add many of your present sewing machine accessories you may have. It will use all low shank presser feet plus buttonhollers and even a zig zag making accessory.
In addition to the accessories with this unit you can add many of your present sewing machine accessories you may have. It will use all low shank presser feet plus buttonhollers and even a zig zag making accessory.