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  1. #1

    Mar 2008
    Iowa
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    Farm house find

    No idea what this is. The only words I can find are below the fork looking thing on the platform that say oil hole around a hole. So it takes oil. This came from an old 1860's farmhouse property and was deep. Any ideas? Thanks



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  2. #2
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    Sep 2009
    Southern California
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    Re: Farm house find


    Dog ~

    I'm guessing sewing machine part ~ but I have done no research yet to support it.

    SBB

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    Re: Farm house find

    I have no idea what that is. Never seen anything like it.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: Farm house find

    Quote Originally Posted by SODABOTTLEBOB

    Dog ~

    I'm guessing sewing machine part ~ but I have done no research yet to support it.

    SBB
    Definitely sewing machine attachment.

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    Apr 2010
    Breckentucky MI
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    Re: Farm house find

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Quote Originally Posted by SODABOTTLEBOB

    Dog ~

    I'm guessing sewing machine part ~ but I have done no research yet to support it.

    SBB
    Definitely sewing machine attachment.
    Yep, it's a ruffler attachment.

  6. #6
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    Jan 2008
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    Re: Farm house find

    Good call - that is exactly what it is. The newer ones look a tad different, and different machines make them a little differently, but it is a definite id.

    Beth

    "Irony is the rule"

  7. #7

    Mar 2008
    Iowa
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    Re: Farm house find

    Thanks for the help with the ID folks. The shared knowledge by the people on the this forum is amazing!
    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity- Jack DeAngelis

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    Sep 2009
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    Re: Farm house find

    As a follow up, I was hoping to post a picture of a matching ruffle attachment. But I never did find one that had the super-long "fork" part. Most were different and had a shorter fork that was more open at the end and rounded. I'm guessing again when I say it might be from an older treadle sewing machine, which I have not fully researched. If someone is familiar with this sort of stuff, it would be interesting to know what type of machine it came from and from what year(s).

    SBB

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    Dec 2004
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    Re: Farm house find

    Sewing ruffle attachments is not my thing but I remember some old posts with similar attachments. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,139989.0.html

    This similar one has patent numbers if you want to search. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,330185.0.html
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    Re: Farm house find


    Big Cy ~

    I'm not a ruffles guy either. (Youngest of four boys). But as a babyboomer born in 1952, I do recall a lot of homemade shirts my mom used to make. Which I didn't mind when I was in Grammer School, but didn't cut the mustard by the time I entered Junior High. Thus, I had to ask my mom to stop making them for me.

    The following is from your second link. Which were patent dates and not numbers. But I was able to use the dates and found the one below from January 31, 1871. Its not an exact match, but close enough to tell us that "Rufflers/Gathering Attachments" go way back. I never did find the one in question, but suspect its pretty old.

    Here are a couple of links regarding the history of sewing machines. Which go back a lot farther than I would have guessed.

    SBB

    General: http://www.sewalot.com/sewing_machine_history.htm


    Singer: http://www.singerdirect.co.uk/singer-history.htm




    Patent No. 111,458 ~ Jan 31, 1871


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  11. #11
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    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: Farm house find

    Quote Originally Posted by SODABOTTLEBOB

    Big Cy ~

    I'm not a ruffles guy either. (Youngest of four boys). But as a babyboomer born in 1952, I do recall a lot of homemade shirts my mom used to make. Which I didn't mind when I was in Grammer School, but didn't cut the mustard by the time I entered Junior High. Thus, I had to ask my mom to stop making them for me.
    I was also born in 52. My Gramma used to sew all my shirts and pants when they ripped. 8) She could make that machine sing and we wasted nothing. Today is a throw away wasteful society. I really miss Grammah because I cant even sew on a button lol.

  12. #12

    Apr 2007
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Farm house find

    great ID
    Brady

 

 

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