Each harness is connected with a treadle.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
Women often own and use small hand-machines, but the treadles are always used by men only.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
This platform could be raised and lowered by the foot, by means of a treadle.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
Sometimes a boy sits up top and shifts things, sometimes they have six or eight foot treadles.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
The girl rose, walked over to it, and put her foot on the treadle.
"Under Padlock and Seal" by Charles Harold Avery
I offered to assist by putting my foot on the treadle, but he said it was not necessary.
"Aliens" by William McFee
She put her foot to the treadle and started the wheel.
"Czechoslovak Fairy Tales" by Parker Fillmore
The treadle had been in use for two years before a rival pointed out that it might have been patented.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper
The treadles remained connected, but could be operated in the forward direction only.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
Press back on bottom of slanted stick and place your treadle against the stick.
"Deadfalls and Snares" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Foot Treadle, 1988 Stock number: 28539.
A reciprocating lathe that uses a springy pole to return the treadle and drive cord to the start position for the power stroke.
Antique Singer Sewing machine, treadle, $150.