Multi-generation households

Zeedman

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My Grand Mother had one of those treadle-powered sewing machines; to the best of my knowledge, it could only do one type of stitch. Their rural home, until the time it was torn down in the 90's, had no electrical power - so aside from a propane-powered refrigerator, no modern conveniences. A wood stove for cooking & hot water (and Franklin stove in the addition) with kerosene lanterns for light.
 

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My Grand Mother had one of those treadle-powered sewing machines; to the best of my knowledge, it could only do one type of stitch. Their rural home, until the time it was torn down in the 90's, had no electrical power - so aside from a propane-powered refrigerator, no modern conveniences. A wood stove for cooking & hot water (and Franklin stove in the addition) with kerosene lanterns for light.

forwards and backwards is all they did. zigzag consumer machines came around in 1936. i just looked it up because i was curious as to when... :)
 

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