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Foot Power Machine Base

This Singer stand uses a heavy duty two pedal crank rather than the conventional treadle used on their leather sewing machines. The 20" flywheel has three pulleys of 19", 14" and 12" diameter for round belt use. The stand has a 23" x 28" footprint, and is 31" high. The minimum table size to fit the stand is 10" x 26".

The cross frame is marked "Patented Dec 1, 1891". This is Philip Diehl's patent for the treadle mechanism. One claim of this patent, in addition to the power advantage compared to a foot treadle, is that the dead center problem of treadle machines is avoided. The two foot pedals are mounted 180 degrees apart and the pitman cranks are mounted at 90 degrees apart. No matter where the flywheel stops, the machine can be started easily.

Fine working condition. The original finish is not as good as the flash photos suggest.

size comparison to typical treadle stand

3/4 view

top view

the flywheel with three pulleys

front view

Price: SOLD buyer must pick up UPS
This item can be safely stored until your next trip to Maryland

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