Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum, Madison

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  • A very unique factory that you will not find any place else. While the manufacturing machines are only turned on for special occassions and groups, all machines are fully functioning and useable. Ther...  more »
  • Although a woodworker and a history buff, the 2hr+ guide through the saddle tree factory was more than I could take. For the rest of my party it was nearly torture. What could have been a five star 30...  more »
  • This is a step back in time to see how an industry changed to keep up with the times from hand carving saddle trees, to using steam, then diesel, changing products to meet demand -- making saddle tree...  more »
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  • A Saddletree is the wooden frame that forms a riding saddle. But you don't have to be into saddles to appreciate this place. Just a love of of machines and woodworking. This location is rather small and does not take much time, but unlike many museums, the wood working shop is in its original raw state and hasn't been cleaned up and sanitized for mass tourism. Even the original owners didn't clean up as they moved from a shaft and belt machine drive system to early electric, so you can still see the remnants of the prior technology. If you're going to be in the area, it's worth a stop.

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