I bought it at a yard sale in Lincolnton a little over two years ago for $50. Jason refurbished the wood case and we had the metal pieces powder coated. Then it went off to Danny Wicker to have the sewing machine refurbished to working order.
Now it sews and works great. It's really a gem and Danny, who has fixed and seen everything, had never seen a National Treadle Sewing Maching before so that was interesting. It really looks like a piece of furniture. It's even going to be allowed in the main part of the house, probably the dining room.