Well, I have scratched a long-time itch and bought a foot-powered old treadle machine. If we ever experience a total failure of the power-grid, I CAN STILL SEW!!! The seller is going to put the belt on for me, and says it's in great working-condition. It reminds me of the old Singer I grew up with, which had been converted to a motor. I am no stranger to the old "bullet" bobbins. Can't wait to play with it!
Plus, it's a beautiful piece of furniture. I am thinking of parking it out in the studio. I can't see anybody breaking in there trying to steal it, unlike my beloved little Featherweight. I try to keep stuff out there that is either too weird for anybody to want to steal (like looms) or under $100 so it wouldn't be too hard to replace.
LOOK AT ALL THE ATTACHMENTS~
LOVELY DETAILING ON CABINET
AND THE USER MANUAL...this is such a great find!!!