Sunday, January 19, 2020
Singer Treadle Cobbler Machine
Yesterday was chilly and damp. So we headed up the road to our local thrift store to see what we could find.
WOW! I'd never seen one of these before! A Singer treadle machine for shoe making!
Look at this fancy device to put over the spool of thread! I'm surprised it's still there.
And some of the cobbler's shoe forms are included.
This machine doesn't have feed dogs. The bottom of the presser foot is grooved to push the fabric (leather) though. I checked and the machine is not locked up, but it could use a good cleaning and oiling.
If you collect machines, this would be a dandy to add to your collection. And it's priced REALLY WELL at only $300. These can go for hundreds more than that. These machines are in demand, used for leather stitching, maybe purses and totes. It can sew through 1/4 inch of thickness.
The machine is located at the Children's Harbor Thrift Shop in Alexander City, Alabama.
Isn't it the coolest thing?!