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Treadle Disassembly

The most damaged part of this loom are the treadles.  There are water stains on the treadle cross member and the metal is well corroded.  The wood and metal themselves are still sound, but need to be reworked…

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…the treadle rod is welded on one end…

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…but the other end is just peened, so I lightly ground this end until it could be removed from the cast treadle bracket…

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…and rather than replace the treadle hardware I decided to keep the original equipment, which polished up well with some work…

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