Getting to Know Miss Florence Jane April 3, 2013Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
This evening I’ve been getting to know Miss Florence Jane. I also mentioned her on the e-mail list TreadleOn — lots of great information there! Anyway, it was suggested that I look closer at her serial #. So, a bright light and magnifying glass were brought out. That’s not a “C”, but a badly struck “G”. Miss Florence Jane is 96!
I bought a belt and oil today. Finally got the belt on, but at first it was slipping. So, I oiled her. For the most part she treadles well. I made a video which you can see HERE of me treadling with no thread.
However, the minute I thread her forget it. The belt slips. That video is HERE. I think it’s because the top thread tension is too tight — but even if it is, it makes a nice stitch (when hand cranked).
So, I guess I have more research to do before I start piecing.