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A few antiques for sale – Entry #136

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White sewing machine with manual and attachments $150

Today we cleaned out a room in the barn in preparation of turning it into a butcher shop and honey extraction room.  For the past year and a half it has been used for general storage but had to be cleared out so we could start  insulating walls and hanging sheetrock.  Our son Brook helped me move boxes, funiture and miscellaneous odds and ends from the barn to the garage. Some of these things had been used in our old original family ranch since the time Nancy and I were married nearly forty years ago. Among these things was a solid oak pump organ which is over a hundred years old and in almost perfect shape. Also there were several treadle sewing machines; a Singer, a White and a Free.  The White machine still has all of its attachments and the original owners manual.    

In anticipation of purchasing a new saw mill and having a need to make more space we’ve decided to sell a number of these antiques.  We were going to advertise them on Craig’s list but thought it might be fun to put them on the Timber Butte site knowing that many of our readers share our interest in country living.  The following are pictures of a few of the items we have decided to part with. If your interested email Nancy at nancy.robinson@vineyardboise.org

"Free" treattle sawing maching $125

"Free" treadle sewing maching $125

Estey pump organ - 1902 - $1000

Estey pump organ - 1902 - $1000

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wolffpack
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Mr. Robinson was my English teacher in 1982. He was known as the best teacher at Park View Jr. High. in Lancaster, California. All the kids loved him. He was the only teacher that could get me to pay attention in class and I actually enjoyed going to his class. I remember all the kids being sad because he was leaving. It does not suprise me all the wonderful things he has done with his life. I am so glad to find him and see how happy his life has been. Thank you for everything Mr. Robinson. Your life has touched many more than you know. I will never forget you. Oh, by the way, I know I was never very good in English, but the funny things is, I became a legal secretary/paralegal in my adult life. Imagine that? :o) See, I really did pay attention :o)

February 9th, 2010 at 11:57 am
trobinson
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Bless you Dawn – you brought tears to my eyes. What a kick you became a legal secretary after being in my English class. English was my worst subject as well – I can’t believe I ended up teaching it and now am writing books. The Lord works in mysterious ways. Write me sometime at tri.robinson@vineyardboise.org when you have a chance – I’d love to hear more about your life. Tri Robinson

February 10th, 2010 at 8:31 pm
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Did you ever end up finding good homes for your antiques?

Did you ever use the treadle sewing machines? I bought one at an antique store a bit ago (from a man who’s mom was the only owner). I promised to give it a good home with me and that it would make wonderful quilts in the years to come. That said, I’d love to be able to speak with someone who’s actually used one-successfully. After numerous efforts, I just recently discovered they are powered by BOTH feet, not just one! It’s no wonder I couldn’t keep it going! I was also able to find replacement belts through a small sewing shop in VT (met him through the VT Quilt Festival).

Anyways, any advice on using one would be much appreciated!

May 24th, 2010 at 5:35 pm
trobinson
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Hi Tammy,
I used a treadle sewing machine for years.. It does take some getting used to but when you get into the rhythm it really flows.
It is kindof like learning to ride a bike. Sounds like you purchased a good one. The sewing machine shop could also probably oil your machine for you.
They do come out of the cabinets– I have taken mine in before and they cleaned it up and oiled all the parts.
There is something really soothing and rewarding when you use a treadle. Have fun with it!! Nancy

June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 am

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