orthent (orthent) wrote in little_details,

Old-fashioned sewing machines

Is there anyone here who could give me an idea of what an old-fashioned sewing machine--the kind with a treadle, from the early 1900s--sounds like?

I've found several sites with general information about old sewing machines, and even one with a bulletin board for people who actually sew on them and rhapsodize about preferring them to electric ones--but nary a word about what they sound like. Does the treadle creak or thump? What about the belt?

ETA: Thank you all--I shouldn't be surprised by now at how quickly and usefully questions are answered here, but it's still kind of amazing.

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