I found the ad for this machine on Craigslist, but it was almost 2 hours away. I was fortunate enough to have a nearby relative willing to pick it up and bring it up here on his next trip up this way. I got it from him on Saturday, and spent a day and a half or so cleaning it up. The cabinet needs quite a bit of restoration, but I'm far more interested in the functional than the cosmetic. This is my favorite type of treadle - vibrating shuttle machine, with a top leaf tension.
I scavenged a belt from another machine (I have *ahem* several treadle machines) and have it cleaned up & running!
The full write-up on this machine, along with more pictures, is on my blog, if you're interested.
It still needs a little more work, but it sews beautifully! It might just be the best $35 I've ever spent!
Mom to 3 (one still at home); 4 Border collies, 4 housecats, 2 barn cats; 3 dairy goats, 29 chickens - Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans, Partridge Chanteclers, Barred Rocks, & mixes. Blogging at http://fiberarts.typepad.com