Non-Electric Sergers?

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Not long ago I happened to get close enough to a plain-dressed baby to
see that the flounce on her sleeve was overlocked, rather than hemmed.
I don't think that she was from a sect that eschews electricity (the
family appeared to have arrived at the event by private car), but it
set me to wondering:  are there all-mechanical sergers that can be
adapted to treadles and cranks?  

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Joy Beeson
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On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:12:25 -0400, Joy Beeson wrote:

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Probably almost any mechanical serger could be adapted to a treadle.
Since most sergers have lug/cleated motor belts there would have to be
some additional mechanism to transfer the "power" from the leather
treadle belt to a belt that would actually drive the serger.

Adapting to a crank would also require some connection between the crank
and a pulley for the belt that would actually turn the handwheel, or a
direct connection to the serger's lower shaft.

gwh


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It would be easy enough to convert a Merrow industrial serger to treadle.
They have a hand wheel that utilizes a round leather belt as that found on
treadle machines.

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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
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On 8/14/2010 8:34 AM, Ron Anderson wrote:
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This person says she has a Merrow A-3DW she runs by treadle.
http://www.vintagemodiste.com/vintage_016.htm
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Joanne
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That was the one I had in my mind when I posted that. Nifty little machine
if you can get used to threading it.

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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
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I know I am a little late in responding to this, but yes I do have a
Merrow A-3DW-1 treadle powered serger that I use every day.  

I bought the Merrow head on Ebay, and attached it to a Singer industrial
treadle stand.  The stand was made for the Singer 31-15 industrial model,
I bought it at the worlds longest yard sale.  It works like magic!  My
husband was a doubting Thomas when I started my quest to use all treadle
powered sewing equipment, but he was quite impressed with the final
results!
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Re: Non-Electric Sergers?
On Sun, 09 Jan 2011 03:19:53 +0000,
info_at_vintagemodiste_dot_ snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (Vintage Modiste) wrote:

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Way cool.  The only thing I don't like about my White Family Rotary is
that I can't take it to church with me.   (Well, I could now that they
have a new wheelchair ramp -- but I'd rather bring the banners home.
And bouncing around in a pickup truck can't be good for machinery.)  

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Joy Beeson
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