I am completely new to sewing, I have been reading and trying to make sense of it all. I bought a New Home treadle a couple of days ago and I believe-from the serial number, that is a 1908. I know it needs a new belt, but I believe its complete. It didnt include a owners manual and I havent been able to locate one. Also when I open the top the sewing machine doesnt come all the way up, it seems the cable cord underneath is to long but it doesnt appear to be able to be tightened.? I have cleaned the cabinet but havent began on the machine itself, the decals appear to be in good shape a little silvering. I think shes just beautiful though!