Info on Coronado Treadle Machine

I would like information about this machine. Is it worth spending money to get it sewing?


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I have found a collector of older sewing machines and she is a world book of information on these machines. Here is a bit of information I found from her.

This machine was made by the National Sewing Machine Company of Belvidere, IL (hence the NCMCO on the plate). The company went out of business in 1954, when it was absorbed by New Home. I am not sure what year your machine was made because you are not showing us the model number. I am guessing by the looks that your machine was made around 1950 to 1954. This machine was sold by Gambles, who used the name "Coronado" on their machines for many, many years.

On her site she has a reputable dealer and her name is Cindy Peters. She has given us her email address and told anyone that if they do contact her for a manual - this is not free it has to be paid for - tell her that Damascus Annie has sent you. The email address is

Send this person an email and talk to them about restoring this machine. I know from what Annie has said that the needles for this machine are really hard to find right now and that the standard needle of today is a b it too short and she has to use something called a scooch method to get the needed to work correctly on this machine. National still sell the needles but not the exact one for this machine.

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If you're interested in using a vintage plain stitching treadle sewing machine then I would say it's probably worth paying the cost of repairs.

I cannot find anything negative about this machine although it is not a well known brand.
Poehere has given you the history of this machine so no need to repeat.
This is what is referred to as a 'clone' machine although it was made in USA it is a clone of the Singer 15-91 and the name Coronado was the name used exclusively by the Gambles Department Store (St Cloud, MN I believe).

This posting is from 12 years ago but it may still be possible to contact someone for information.

This site has a lot of information and also links to contact people about repairs and maybe a manual.

This site usually will help you with any questions about any machine. They will need pictures.

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