Quote Originally Posted by sunny View Post
Well, I am (as of today (early Christmas present)) the proud owner of a 1912 Singer sewing machine! WooooHoooooo!!! I've wanted one of these for years. God bless craigslist. It's awesome... you can't beat cast iron, a belt and simple treadle.
My only caution would be to be careful of the shuttle and needles. They may be difficult to replace. I understand some industrial needles might work with minor modification but if it is a torpedo bobbin shuttle those things wear out over time and may have to be specially machined to replace them. I do grant they are slick machine. Is this a leaf spring tension?