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Nancy, try using a top stitch needle and see if that helps. Kathie
Regarding using something else for belts. I'm like faaaarrrrrrr away from anyone that sells belts. I ordered two leather ones and could not for the life of me get one stapled together. In trying to make a hole - the belt kept slipping and hole went in crooked and resulted in the belt splitting. Soooo I read here on the board that someone used the leg of a panty hose and I tried it. Works like a charm and cost was zero. And was much easier to put on - just stretch it as far as it would go and tie a knot.
Also I have a question. Can someone tell me the model number of a Singer electric machine - serial #AH300426. I think it was manufactured in 1947. It belongs to a friend and she needs a power cord that goes from machine to plug in. I've never seen the machine - just going by her description.
Thanks Charlee for your quick response. Where did you go to find the model number? I went to singer and found out it was mfg. in 1947 but not model number. When I went on line to order the cord I was asked for model number.
Ismacs.net has links to the old Singer files for serial numbers.