Last week I found a wonderful Singer model 15-30 treadle machine. This is my first one. I got it for a really great price and she works great too. With just a little oiling and cleaning I was able to start sewing. I had a little learning curve, but soon got the treadling part down okay. Maybe being a wheel spinner helped with that because I found myself treadling and sewing without even thinking about it. I made some blocks out of some scraps to start with, just some wonky houses and random piecing.
These are "Before" pictures. I have since gotten the bobbin slide cover and the belt too. A good site for ordering parts is:
I thought I would paint the iron part black, but after oiling it the dark color came back, so I think I will leave it that way. I have some minor refinishing on the cabinet to do, but nothing difficult.