Antique Treadle Sewing Machine


Very cool, and it works, but I have no idea who made it. The cabinet seems to be (possibly) White, as the handles match all of those I have seen in pictures of old white cabinets. However! The only maker I’ve read about which use a chain/pulley to support the machine when opening and closing the leaf is Raymond, another Canadian manufacurer. A mystery, to be sure.


It’s clearly marked ‘Albion’ but my searches have turned up exactly nothing, save a reference for a machine named the same, made in the UK, which looked completely different than this. Albion is in quotes, making me think it was the name rather than the manufacturer.

The light is electric and was added on, by the looks of it.


The cast iron treadle and legs are plain and seem to match up with some I’ve seen made by White. There is no name that I can find, anywhere!


The top is in beautiful shape 🙂

Another fabulous find, from the local flea market!

If anyone knows anything more about this, where it came from, who made it, Anything!, I’d love to hear from you – please leave a comment 🙂