Check out the photos of this Landis #1 harness stitching machine. There
are many photos, some of the pinstriping and decal work are awesome
gold. He has a toy on his that I am missing. Below the horizontal arm
that holds the shuttle and bobbin, there is a large iron casting. Below
it is a small platform. The big thing is a boiler that heated hard wax
and below in the shelf is where the kerosene burner went. Check out his
knife engraving photos and eat your heart out...man.....talent!!
I have neither the boiler or the burner. If you know of one of these
machines in hiding or not in use, I would love to correspond with the owner.
Old Tools content.........yup, you pedal, like a Barnes treadle saw or
small lathe.. I got to use a Barnes metal lathe, treadled for an hour
to do some fancy work. It's still sitting in Beloit, WI, hasn't been
used since 1980.
Any help really appreciated. Most folks sent the cast iron boiler and
burner to scrap drives during WWII. My machine dates around 1905 and
sews 7/8" harness with no issues.