I saw this treadle at a re-use store today, looked at it for a few minutes and decided to walk around the store for a few minutes to decide if I would get it. The moment I saw someone else look at it – game on! I wasn’t going to let this slip out of my grasp even though it was more than what I usually pay. As I was paying 2 other people stooped down to check it out and were disappointed to hear that it was sold. As I was loading it in my vehicle another couple stopped to say, “Good find”! It is a good find. I’ve never heard of “The Eldredge” company, but this is practically identical to my other “Sears” treadle. The machine has a layer of dust and some rust but mechanically sound and cosmetically in fine condition. It comes with the attachment set and manual. The cabinet is also great. A little more ornate then what I prefer but nothing is broken and just needs a face lift.
Should I keep it as original looking as possible OR should I give it a completely new look with color and hardware? I’m totally up in the air.
What would YOU do!?