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Thread: Rubber Treadle Belt?

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    Rubber Treadle Belt?

    Has anyone tried these? I bought one from Lehman's and I'm waiting for it to arrive. Seems like it would grip better than leather and be a bit harder to treadle. They look like they would last forever.

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    I hear for electric they can be hard on the motor - guess that doesn't apply to a treadle!

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    I've heard of spring belts, and aquarium belts, but never heard of rubber belts. I wonder how you'd attach the two ends without the rubber pulling out?

    When yours gets here let us know how it works.

    Joe

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    Here's the URL. https://www.lehmans.com/p-1551-sewing-machine-belt.aspx

    They say they don't carry the leather ones anymore because of quality issues and the rubber is no more expensive than the leather was. There's a video on utube of a person installing one of these and it looks like one end just fits in to the other.

    Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIGuctAaRDc

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    I got one for my treadle (if I ever get it restored) from an Amish store in Michigan and it's a tube with a little metal connector that after you size it, just push together. The connecter looks to be about a 1/3 of an inch or less long. I paid $4.05 for it.

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