Someone brought the treadle stand, without the "timber" to Betsy. I have a treadle stand that is missing the pedal, the wheel, cone bearings and pitman rod. I don't care about the dress guard. This stand is just like mine, but it has those parts. Mine is not rusty. This one is. Very Rusty
It had a wooden pitman rod. Pitman rods are attached to the foot pedal and the wheel. I wanted to get the pitman rod off. But the little adjusting screw in each end of the rod was so terribly rusted. In trying to loosen it, I broke the end of the pitman rod off. DON'T TELL BETSY. She advised me to be very careful of the pitman rod. Actually she said "Don't break it"
The sucker fell apart in my hands, really. The good news? I can make a replacement. It will not be OEM but it will work. As far as I am concerned, that is key. Looking at this rust bucket, I will be lucky to get these parts cleaned up and installed on the other irons.
I did manage to get the cone bearings loosened and the pedal off.
|cone bearing nut|
|one cone bearing loosened|
|the other cone bearing loosened|