Thursday, 25 January 2018
Hestia treadle sewing machine
Sometimes you feel very lucky. This treadle machine was given to me. The script shows "Hestia". Some sources say this is manufactured by "Helvetia". Fiddlebase tells me "Helvetia" was a Swiss manufacturer in Luzern from 1895 to 1966 also connected to the development of the Dutch Fridor machines. The machine is complete and seems healthy and free. The cabinet is worn, but still very nice. In the little cubby I found a bill for some tea towels dated 1941, so I assume this machine was manufactured before that date.