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treadle

a. a rocking lever operated by the foot to drive a machine
b. (as modifier): a treadle sewing machine
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Component upgrades include stainless steel bowl and support frame, treadle plate activator, privacy screens, alarms and digital temperature gauges.
Influential designer Jeanne rose used a 100-year-old Singer treadle sewing machine for her creations.
But, in some places, the treadle pump isn't used, Mehta said in a recent TED Talk, because the women like the long walk to the watering hole because it gives them time to socialize with each other, or the watering hole is the place women meet potential mates - or the swaying motion of the hips while operating the treadle is seen as provocative in some cultures.
His machine was actually meant for commercial use, but Singer Corporation founder and president Edward Clark went after home sewists, insisting they could easily sew with the foot-powered treadle. "He created a canvassing program going door to door in the U.S.
Not since Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze looked like they'd staged a dirty protest with a treadle wheel and lump of earthenware has the hobby of pottery figured so prominently in our imaginations.
These innovations include full safety guards that provide easy accessibility for maintenance and tool changeover, side-loading capabilities, EZ-adjust crank throws, fine-adjust platen parallelism, drop-away release connecting rods, treadle lift, canopy retraction, and automated controls for tool positioning.
So I looked around and found an $8 treadle pump, which works like a Stairmaster, and installed it on a tube that costs $25.
We had to increase the width of the treadle, but it is very nice.
Sewing was done mostly on electric machines but there were plenty of treadle machines in shop corners.
Polak and his institute, International Development Enterprise (IDE), have helped 17 million small-scale farmers raise themselves out of poverty by increasing their crop yields with treadle pumps and low-cost drip irrigation systems.
And many people's grandmothers might still have treadle sewing machines hiding away in their attics.
Unattended sewing machine treadle stolen from driveway of house.