How to use Treadle in a sentence
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.
While Singer treadle machines were by far the most popular with consumers, according to Treadle On, the White treadle machine was second in popularity.
The unique design of these machines makes them popular with collectors and sewing history buffs, and some quilters still use treadle machines today.
With their beautiful wood cabinets and cast iron scrollwork, antique treadle sewing machines make beautiful display objects for sewing or craft rooms.Advertisement
He had women demonstrate the ease and speed at which they were able to use the Singer treadle sewing machine.
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.
The spindles to which the wheels are attached revolve in a lathe worked by a foot treadle.
You have to wind it up and it is then operated by a foot treadle.
Site plan 14 POLE LATHE This has a springy pole and treadle mechanism and is used for green wood turning.Advertisement
The treadle wheel lathe provided some members of the aristocracy with a hobby that some found as absorbing as any modern day turner.
Collaborating with pump manufacturers to to adapt treadle pump design in response to user needs.
The round leather rope drive from the rim of the foot-operated treadle drive allowed for a certain degree of twist in its drive.
The Singer treadle sewing machine, built in 1856, was a breakthrough for seamstresses everywhere.
Treadle machines are very simple and not that difficult to restore.Advertisement
The metal treadle may have chipped, cracked paint and even areas of rust.
Many seamstresses enjoy sewing on a treadle.
Place the ball of your right foot on the upper right corner and the heel of your left foot on the lower left corner of the treadle.
There is no reverse on a treadle machine.
Treadle sewing machines can be found at flea markets, estate sales, antique shops, and thrift stores in most areas.Advertisement
Some may even remember the table models, driven by treadle boards.
By working the treadle board back and forth, the needle was powered to rise and fall through the fabric.
Antique treadle sewing machines are both decorative and practical.
The other difference was Singer's treadle design, a machine that was powered by a rocking motion of the seamstress's feet rather than hand cranked.
The treadle was popular until the electric sewing machine became available in the early 1900s.Advertisement
If you have a treadle that works and you are interested in sewing with it you will find it is rather easy.
Getting the rhythm of your feet on the treadle will probably be the most difficult part.
Now, place the heel of your left foot on the lower left corner of the treadle.
Push down the heel and then the toe in alternating movements to get the movement in the treadle.
It is easier to find antique treadle sewing machines than you might think.Advertisement
For more information on all aspects of treadle machines including use and repair you can visit Treadle On.
However, in the decades before household electricity was common, treadle sewing machines dominated the marketplace.
A seamstress using a treadle machine had both hands free to control the fabric.
To operate the treadle machine, the home seamstress would place her foot on the treadle and rock it back and forth.
The motion of the treadle drove the machine's sewing needle up and down through the fabric.Advertisement
Although this may seem cumbersome to modern sewing enthusiasts, a properly oiled and maintained treadle machine was actually very easy to operate.
From the time they were introduced until the 1940s, treadle machines sold well with domestic sewing enthusiasts.
Although several sewing machine companies manufactured treadle machines, only two brands were really popular with consumers.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, Singer was the foremost manufacturer of treadle machines.
The Singer New Family treadle machine, made between 1865 and 1880, revolutionized the world of home sewing.Advertisement
Today, some quilters swear by the simple functioning and easy sewing maneuverability of treadle machines.
Examine the treadle on the machine to make sure it has all the parts and is functional.
Although you may not plan to sew with the treadle machine, its functionality is part of its value.
Either way, treadle machines are an important part of home sewing history.
Singer, Brother, Bernina and more are all profiled, as well as antique treadle machines, which can be as decorative as they can be functional.Advertisement
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."
This is a treadle sewing machine, powered by rocking your foot to leave your hands free for sewing.
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.
There was an old treadle sewing machine with carved drawers and even a grandfathers' clock, stating the permanent time of three p.m.
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.Advertisement