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Welcome to Treadle On!

TreadleOn is dedicated to promoting the use of antique and vintage human powered sewing machines, i.e. treadle sewing machines and hand crank sewing machines.
It is the home base and resource centre for the Treadle On Internet E-Mail List - for active users of treadle and hand crank sewing machines.
This web site includes instructions on basic maintenance and restoration of treadle sewing machines and hand crank sewing machines. It also contains some historical references, all of which are only the best information available at the time of posting or simply what was provided by someone in response to a question. For accurate historical data, individuals should do their own research.

The site was built, managed, and tickled into shape by Richard Wightman, who was and is a power to be reckoned with.. Many pages are written in the First Person, and he is that person.
As of 2014, the List and site are being looked after by a team headed by Cindy Peters
And here they both are..

TreadleOn also includes some quilting information as it relates to various user activities we sponsor.

Finally, it should be noted that Treadle On was originally formatted as a computer game that took place in a mythical island land called "Treadleonia".
Olde Treadleonia is no longer a part of the site, but you will occasionally encounter references to some of the creatures, customs and history of that land and time. They shoudl be taken with a willingness to accept whimsy as reality. Those who find such a concept odd or bizarre are invited to seek for truth and the meaning of life elsewhere.

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