If you are lucky enough to have a Singer treadle and you don't know much about it you can begin your quest for information by identifying the date it was manufactured.
Singer still manufactures treadle machines in limited quantities so you can also pick up a new one.Whether you use it as a decorative accessory or actually sew with it, your Singer treadle machine is a wonderful item to own.
Since the treadle does work differently than an electric machine you should plan on giving yourself a few days of practice before you get serious about a project.
While Singer treadle machines were by far the most popular with consumers, according to Treadle On, the White treadle machine was second in popularity.
With their beautiful wood cabinets and cast iron scrollwork, antique treadle sewing machines make beautiful display objects for sewing or craft rooms.
The unique design of these machines makes them popular with collectors and sewing history buffs, and some quilters still use treadle machines today.
Improved brakes worked by a treadle strip two rods at a time.
The belut or treadle is put into the warp; next to that is the sarsul; a thin piece of wood is laid upon the warp, called chupari or regulator.
In the first, the pressure is applied by a handle or treadle, and is removed by a spring or weight; this is called " braking on."
There was an old treadle sewing machine with carved drawers and even a grandfathers' clock, stating the permanent time of three p.m.