Tuesday, 28 August 2012
A Polish Sewing Machine - The Hidden Surprise
Here is the view inside the cabinet of the Lucznik machine. I expected to find the treadle wheel - seeing the treadle cable lying idle at the right hand side of the machine was a bit of a give away.
But once I opened the cabinet door, the hunt was on. Where was the treadle pedal? Totally puzzled, I got my head down to the floor and looked underneath the cabinet. No, nothing there. My husband thought I was being exceptionally dense. He could see straight away that the entire panel at the bottom of the cabinet was in fact the pedal. I didn't think there was enough clearance at the sides and the back for it to move freely. I was wrong, of course. A quick try with my feet soon proved that it had a lovely smooth movement.
Perhaps next time we visit I might persuade cousin Bogusia to try sewing with the treadle, but I think she is a confirmed electric girl.