I made mine with the plastic strapping I cut off a box shipped to me. It's probably about 3/8" wide or so.
---Get proper size belt in natural leather (stay away from red) from SM supply, ebay or.....
---wrap belt around treadle pulley and SM pulley and pull tight and cut where ends meet (don't worry about cutting short the belt will stretch)
---examine wire staple that comes with belt, get drill bit slightly bigger than staple diameter and drill hole in each end of belt half the width of staple (so holes are width of staple when belt is put together)
---Put staple thru one end of belt and crimp tight on other end leave alone.
---Put belt on machine with uncrimped staple end facing up and run treadle for a few minutes
---Belt will stretch and cut off belt at hole at uncrimped end and drill another hole half width of staple
---might have to do this 2-3 times till belt is broken in
---crimp second end when belt seems stable and belt doesn't slip but not overly tight
---imagine Youtube and google would also have info on this.
Good Luck, it sort of a fun process
Baer & Rempel manufactured the newer Phoenix machines, but not sure if they made the treadles or not--I will ask a friend who knows more about them than I do.
There's an overpriced one on Ebay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PHOENIX-TREA...09541593802939
Charlee, I painted one of my cabinets bright red because it's the first one I got and I wanted it in my Mickey Mouse room. It houses a Sewmor machine and looks really cute in with all my MM stuff. I painted an old straight back chair all black put a red cushion on the seat and MM decals on the back of the chair. So, I'd say feel free to get creative and do what you need to do to your cabinet. That's part of the fun.
About 20 years ago I bought “new” leathers for my 104 and 114 machines and the leather was old I guess. They kept breaking, and I hate the replacing the clips. I went to my air condition/ plumbing supply and bought regular fan belts from them. I have never a problem since.
I called all over town and found one long and thin enough to fit my 29-4 but I had to cut it to get it on the machine. That was not easy to clip together
Hey beanie, its not a wheel. Its a device for winding spun yarn into hanks. I don't know what they are called but the hand version is a niddy-noddy. Niddy noddy, niddy noddy, two heads, one body. How cool to see one.
My DD's mission for this morning was to go look and perhaps buy a Sphinx. Success. She is a beautiful girl under all of that old hardened oil. We are so happy. She comes into the house tonight for cleaning and oiling (currently in the garage in hiding. DH does not understand our passion). Her serial number is K311054, born in 1902 we think. We will be calling Singer on Monday to get actual birth date. :D