Recently my husband and I got into collecting vintage sewing machines. I was in particular interested in a treadle and we purchased a red eye 66 treadle. My husband cleaned and fixed it and today we got the belt and the quarter inch foot in. After installing it all, I did a dry run on some paper and no thread. I got a perfect 1/4 inch and amazingly my feet seemed to know what to do because off she went forward only and at a good speed. I am trying to think back to when I grew up in Europe and my grandmother's treadle. As kids we did try to "dry" treadle. Maybe some how I remember it??? Either way I am so excited. OK off to the studio to get some fabric and thread to do some actual sewing.