Pfaff Treadle Sewing Machine - Ponoka, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 40.868 W 113° 35.046
12U E 325320 N 5839933
Quick Description: Pfaff Treadle Sewing Machine is in the Fort Ostell Museum. It is on Hwy. 2A across from Petro Canada. The museum is a great place to visit while in Ponoka.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/28/2018 1:43:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ8CR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:
This Pfaff Treadle Sewing Machine was manufactured in 1920 and made in Germany. "George Michael Pfaff originally made musical instruments and in 1862 he made his first sewing machine. By 1910 Pfaff produced their first million sewing machines. This model was one of the last that they manufactured with a boat shuttle and in 1922 introduced their rotary hook mechanism." After 156 years in business they are still one of the major leaders in the industry.
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Since this Pfaff Treadle Sewing Machine is almost a 100 years old it is still in good condition. The decal on the machine is nicely preserved and it sits on a simple wood tabletop supported by a ornate iron framework.

Pfaff Treadle Machine
Manufactured in 1920
Belonged to Adolf Schmidt
Name is engraved on
metal plate by needle
Transcribed from sign

The Fort Ostell Museum society was founded in 1967 with their first museum was housed in a log building. Fort Ostell Museum moved this newly constructed facility in 1987.

This is an interesting museum with displays divided into topics: sleigh display, nurses at PMH (Provincial Mental Hospital), creamery, original Fort Ostell, World Wars, early bridal dresses, a school rooms and many household appliances. Near the entrance is a guest book and a timeline highlighting events from 1867 to 2017.

Fort Ostell Museum 5320 54th Street Ponoka, Alberta Canada T4J 1L9

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

Website for Museum/Business: [Web Link]

Admission: $5.00 Adult

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed: Saturday and Sunday

Visit Instructions:
Enjoy your visit, tell your story and post a picture.
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