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Thread: Treadle belt question please

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    Senior Member Sideways's Avatar
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    Treadle belt question please

    Looking to buy G8299557 Singer treadle machine. Needs a belt. Are those available? Could I replace it?? I need your expert advice please, thank you!!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    yep they are available from a zillion websites and most local sewing machine shops.

    You can replace it with an original leather belt and staple.
    You can also replace it with aquarium silicon tubing and stitch it together. (weird but true)

    By the way, that serial number shows as a Singer 127 ordered to be built Aug 5, 1920
    here is a link to the manual for it.
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ls/127-128.pdf

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    Thanks so much!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    no problemo! it's just what we do here....

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    As a temp solution, aquarium tubing, parachute cord, clothesline and nylon stockings have all been used at one point or another. ;-)

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    I use the leftover oxygen tubes from my mom. They work great also.

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    Lol right now i have a bright pink parachute cord on my treadle. I bought it from joanns for about $2.99 yesterday. Hehe

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    I read that people use leather bootlaces. I bought some yesterday for my standard treadle. Have not tried it yet. If it works will let everyone know. If not it will be back to the drawing board!

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    Yup...You can buy them on EBay...I bought one for $8.98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    Yup...You can buy them on EBay...I bought one for $8.98.
    Actual treadle belts are about half that!
    My Singers: Singer 12 MOP (1885), 2xImproved Family (1886, 1888), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), 15k (1910), 29k58, 96k41 (1949), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Bernina Record 530-2

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