Here is an interesting posting on Facebook today from Martha Pullen Company. I have never heard of a Treadle Powered Player Piano & Fan... anyone aware of this apparent 'FLOP' in the sewing world??
Martha Pullen Company
Did you know... One gadget that never quite caught on was a musical sewing machine cover, patented in 1882, that held a player-piano roll & was run by treadle power. The treadle also activated a sewing machine fan patented in the 1870's and marketed for a dollar.