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grammy 1
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:20 pm
 
Hello,

I am new to the group.

I recently acquired a treadle sewing machine. The machine is an
'Improved Faultless". The cabinet is solid oak and in absolute
perfect condition. The drawers have fancy brass handles.

I can find nothing on the internet with regard to this "Improved
Faultless" sewing machine.

Can someone direct me the the proper place for information???

Thank you all so much

Grammy
 
Kris Baker
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:58 pm
 
"grammy 1" <grammy1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eta4j0t88ha60g0ebtrv699dtvc12m469b@4ax.com...
Quote:
Hello,

I am new to the group.

I recently acquired a treadle sewing machine. The machine is an
'Improved Faultless". The cabinet is solid oak and in absolute
perfect condition. The drawers have fancy brass handles.

I can find nothing on the internet with regard to this "Improved
Faultless" sewing machine.

Can someone direct me the the proper place for information???

Thank you all so much

Grammy

Go to google.com and enter:

"improved faultless"

There actually is a reference with a bit of info, dated 1996.

I'm afraid that, no matter how attractive and useful this item
is, it may fall into the boat anchor category, much like "most
old typewriters" and other large items.

What you can do, though, is research the markings and
paperwork related to this machine. It should have a
manufacturer's plate with the patent numbers, and
the manufacturer's address should be on the paperwork.

Kris
 
Marshall Schuon
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:05 am
 
On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:58:52 GMT, "Kris Baker"
<kris.baker@prodigyy.net> wrote:

Quote:

"grammy 1" <grammy1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eta4j0t88ha60g0ebtrv699dtvc12m469b@4ax.com...
Hello,

I am new to the group.

I recently acquired a treadle sewing machine. The machine is an
'Improved Faultless". The cabinet is solid oak and in absolute
perfect condition. The drawers have fancy brass handles.

I can find nothing on the internet with regard to this "Improved
Faultless" sewing machine.

Can someone direct me the the proper place for information???

Thank you all so much

Grammy

Go to google.com and enter:

"improved faultless"

There actually is a reference with a bit of info, dated 1996.

I'm afraid that, no matter how attractive and useful this item
is, it may fall into the boat anchor category, much like "most
old typewriters" and other large items.

What you can do, though, is research the markings and
paperwork related to this machine. It should have a
manufacturer's plate with the patent numbers, and
the manufacturer's address should be on the paperwork.

Kris
_______


We have found (to our surprise) that treadle machines sell quite well
in the $125 range. Recently, we sold two of them to a couple who
wanted them for "end tables." Go figure.

Marshall
 
Kris Baker
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:05 am
 
"Marshall Schuon" <peddlers@ptd.net> wrote in message
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Quote:
On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:58:52 GMT, "Kris Baker"
kris.baker@prodigyy.net> wrote:


"grammy 1" <grammy1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eta4j0t88ha60g0ebtrv699dtvc12m469b@4ax.com...
Hello,

I am new to the group.

I recently acquired a treadle sewing machine. The machine is an
'Improved Faultless". The cabinet is solid oak and in absolute
perfect condition. The drawers have fancy brass handles.

I can find nothing on the internet with regard to this "Improved
Faultless" sewing machine.

Can someone direct me the the proper place for information???

Thank you all so much

Grammy

Go to google.com and enter:

"improved faultless"

There actually is a reference with a bit of info, dated 1996.

I'm afraid that, no matter how attractive and useful this item
is, it may fall into the boat anchor category, much like "most
old typewriters" and other large items.

What you can do, though, is research the markings and
paperwork related to this machine. It should have a
manufacturer's plate with the patent numbers, and
the manufacturer's address should be on the paperwork.

Kris
_______

We have found (to our surprise) that treadle machines sell quite well
in the $125 range. Recently, we sold two of them to a couple who
wanted them for "end tables." Go figure.

Marshall

End tables. To go with their "suite" of furniture from the
store? ;)

$125's about right (you can't get a good boat anchor for that
price).

The "Faultness" being discussed here, though, isn't one of the
cutesy treadles with all of the exposed decorative metalwork. It's
in a totally enclosed cabinet, making it resemble a floor-model
radio.

Kris
 
Allview
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:05 am
 
Check out ISMACS.com and Needlebar.com.

Marilyn
 
Kris Baker
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:05 am
 
"Allview" <allview@aol.com> wrote in message
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Quote:
Check out ISMACS.com and Needlebar.com.

Marilyn

http://www.ismacs.net and http://www.needlebar.com

Needlebar.
Now that's an interesting site; there is some info about
"Faultless", but it's only accessible if you know where to
look (or know how to look at a site through google).

http://www.needlebar.com/makers/usa/free/

Apparently, "Faultless" is a "badge" (brand) produced by
the Free Sewing Machine Company of Rockford, IL. --
and the list of brands they produced is amazing.

I wonder if the OP's machine resembles this one:
http://www.ismacs.net/free/fly11.html

Kris
 
Kris Baker
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:55 am
 
More info found:
http://www.quilt.com/FWFanatics/Archives/Mar31toApr696.html

Set of Greist attachments in a black metal box with ATTACHMENTS
and a gold squiggle on the lid, velvet lined. Attachments include 4
hemmers, a binder, gathering foot, tucker, and ruffler. This is in
beautiful condition. Came from a "Faultless" machine. These will NOT
fit a FW. According to the Sincere Repair book they will fit top
clamping Kenmores(49, 71,76), Free Rotary, Free Westinghouse, New
Home Rotary, Stratford, and most all machines made by Free and New
Home Sewing Company. $20

-----------

Kris
Looks like the OP disappeared, though (or is waiting for
private replies?)
 
Grammy 1
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:57 pm
 
Thanks to all of you for your information.

I've still tried google, yahoo and every other search engine I could find
and still found nothing.

I'll try the sites you suggested and let you all know if I found out
anything else.


Grammy 1
"Kris Baker" <kris.baker@prodigyy.net> wrote in message
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Quote:
More info found:
http://www.quilt.com/FWFanatics/Archives/Mar31toApr696.html

Set of Greist attachments in a black metal box with ATTACHMENTS
and a gold squiggle on the lid, velvet lined. Attachments include 4
hemmers, a binder, gathering foot, tucker, and ruffler. This is in
beautiful condition. Came from a "Faultless" machine. These will NOT
fit a FW. According to the Sincere Repair book they will fit top
clamping Kenmores(49, 71,76), Free Rotary, Free Westinghouse, New
Home Rotary, Stratford, and most all machines made by Free and New
Home Sewing Company. $20

-----------

Kris
Looks like the OP disappeared, though (or is waiting for
private replies?)


 
Kris Baker
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:05 pm
 
"Grammy 1" <grammy1@home.com> wrote in message
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Quote:
Thanks to all of you for your information.

I've still tried google, yahoo and every other search engine I could find
and still found nothing.

I'll try the sites you suggested and let you all know if I found out
anything else.

Did you ever find the patent numbers and that manufacturer's
plate info, so we could research those?

Don't forget, when you research, that "Improved Faultness" is not
the manufacturer of this machine. It's either a Free, New Home, or
National....or some combination thereof.

Kris
 
Mike Wilcox
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:05 pm
 
Kris Baker wrote:

Quote:
"Grammy 1" <grammy1@home.com> wrote in message
news:JU3Zc.51956$7y4.2360@roc.nntpserver.com...

Thanks to all of you for your information.

I've still tried google, yahoo and every other search engine I could find
and still found nothing.

I'll try the sites you suggested and let you all know if I found out
anything else.


Did you ever find the patent numbers and that manufacturer's
plate info, so we could research those?

Don't forget, when you research, that "Improved Faultness" is not
the manufacturer of this machine. It's either a Free, New Home, or
National....or some combination thereof.

Kris



Hi Kris, you are correct, this is a "badge engineered" machine, made by
National Sewing Machines. In other words prime boat anchor material ;~))
http://www.ismacs.net/national/history.html

Mike Wilcox

"The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of....Bogie"
 
Grammy 1
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:05 pm
 
Thanks again to everyone for your help. I haven't had a chance to get the
numbers and things off the machine yet. But I guess my questions have been
answered. It is only worth the sentimental value to me and little else to
anyone else.

Thanks again.

Grammy
"grammy 1" <grammy1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eta4j0t88ha60g0ebtrv699dtvc12m469b@4ax.com...
Quote:
Hello,

I am new to the group.

I recently acquired a treadle sewing machine. The machine is an
'Improved Faultless". The cabinet is solid oak and in absolute
perfect condition. The drawers have fancy brass handles.

I can find nothing on the internet with regard to this "Improved
Faultless" sewing machine.

Can someone direct me the the proper place for information???

Thank you all so much

Grammy

 
 
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