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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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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.
The wood floors still showed the dents made by sewing machine treadles nearly a century earlier; the tin ceiling was original and looked it; much of the plumbing was exposed.
COOS BAY - Heddles and Treadles, a weaving, spinning and needlecrafts guild, will demonstrate its arts in the Myrtlewood Room at the Coos Bay Public Library from noon to 4 p.m.
This newer project, Treadles for Progress, works in tandem with the bicycles, since the room left in a shipping container filled with bikes is just enough space for several sewing machines.
Heddles, connected to treadles or to an overhead bar, enabled the weavers to change the positions of alternate warps with a shift of their limbs.
Each lunch-hour office workers nip in with items in need of repair Mary Tottey, the boss, walks under the domed arch of brick towards the ancient Singer sewing machine and its treadles, which whirr daily to the press of feet.
David Mark Alsop, 19, of Treadles Cottage, Napton, Southam, Warwickshire, failing to stop at a traffic light and failing to stop at the request of a police constable, fined pounds 100.
STEP `N GO Cycles are three wheelers designed to provide maximum stability by placing the rider within the "triangle of safety." Featuring wide, non-slip treadles designed to offer secure footing, this bike allows the user to take any size step (short/long/uneven) in his or her natural range of motion to power the bike.
He was an organist by trade and trod the treadles first of the Old Meeting House and then of a church in Moseley.