You should see one of the old business textbooks that I have and how the
women were dressed and the equipment they were using. I should scan some of
the pictures for you to see. I've never seen so many matching outfits with
skirts, jackets, hat, gloves and purse. Oh my, what you ladies of that era
had to go through.
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I have a book of old gadgets and it shows a treadle Singer machine.
However the lady who is using it, is sat on the box type lid. Stood on
one end, with a cushion on it.
I wonder if it was actually meant for that purpose. My mother's machine
had that type of cover.