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The Avrial Legat French machine from the 1890s, also known as “La Populaire”, was unique in having three totally separate methods of driving it.
Most folk who check out YouTube will have seen the videos of the Legats in operation:
But even the owners of these apparently didn’t realise there was a third method of operating in addition to the cranked wheel and the hand pump.
The Legat was also designed to be foot operated via a strap or string and a simple pivoting pedal.
This super-rare arrangement comes with this machine's original clamp to hold the machine to the table whilst the “treadle” was in action. There’s also an extra pedal, an alternative wooden base, and check out that lovely mahogany box.
The machine has survived the past century and a quarter extremely well with great decals and paintwork. Sorry about the missing chip on the wooden base, happened a long time ago.
Don’t you just love those exposed brass bevel gears?

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