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    Cool machine. I love the big handwheel. The cabinet looks like it is in great condition too. Are you going to treadle or use the handcrank? Both? I can't make out the name of the machine. Great find though.
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    I thought that I was going to be picking this machine up this weekend, but it turns out the ad was for the cabinet only... $50
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    it was a Harris #2

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    so I will try for this one instead...
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/3482202015.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    so I will try for this one instead...
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/3482202015.html
    LOVE that WW! I have two of the #9 but that looks like it may be a 4 or something else? Doesn't look like a 9.

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    That is a real nice W&W 9. I'd go for it if I had any more room. I have a W&W 9 hand crank that is the nicest stitcher EVER.

    Cathy
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    so I will try for this one instead...
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/3482202015.html
    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    That is a real nice W&W 9. I'd go for it if I had any more room. I have a W&W 9 hand crank that is the nicest stitcher EVER.

    Cathy
    If only I had more room. <sighs loudly>

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    No you don't need a model number for a treadle belt. Most all treadle belts that come pre-cut and packaged are 72"s. You will then have to measure the belt to your machine, cut it the correct length and use the little staple like thing that comes with the belt to connect the ends together. Some people on here sew their belts together with dental floss or a heavy thread. Your machine (looks like a Model 127) will use the normal pre-packaged treadle belts. Most all sewing repair shops carry those belts, as do most on-line sewing stores. Just put the belt around the treadle wheel, around your hand wheel slot, cut one end of the leather off where the two ends meet, now sew/connect together. Don't put the belt too tight, but if you find it is too lose when you start to treadle, just cut and re-sew a second time.


    Nancy
    I sew my treadle belts with dental floss and a large eye tapestry needle, it all started cuz I got frustrated over the staple breaking. There's no tick,tick noise of the staple when you sew them.
    The vast majority of treadles use a belt that is a bit less than 72", but not my Pfaff treadle; its in an idustrial treadle stand. It needs about 80" if I recall correctly.
    Sharon
    Last edited by purplefiend; 01-17-2013 at 03:42 AM.

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    Learning to treadle is on my to do list, now that I owe 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I sew my treadle belts with dental floss and a large eye tapestry needle, it all started cuz I got frustrated over the staple breaking. There's no tick,tick noise of the staple when you sew them.
    The vast majority of treadles use a belt that is a bit less than 72", but not my Pfaff treadle; its in an idustrial treadle stand. It needs about 80" if I recall correctly.
    Sharon
    Sharon I didn't want to confuse her with the industrial belt size. I also had to buy a roll of treadle belt because my industrial Hitachi takes an 80" or so belt. That is why I said for most domestic machines the belts come 72" and have to be cut. But, this is something good to bring up for those of you who do find an industrial treadle.

    Cathy, I have always said that the Wheeler and Wilson's are the aristocrates of the sewing machine world! But, Steve, remember that on a W&W the hand wheel turns the opposite way of the Singer (and most vintage machines) wheel!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    No you don't need a model number for a treadle belt. Most all treadle belts that come pre-cut and packaged are 72"s. You will then have to measure the belt to your machine, cut it the correct length and use the little staple like thing that comes with the belt to connect the ends together. Some people on here sew their belts together with dental floss or a heavy thread. Your machine (looks like a Model 127) will use the normal pre-packaged treadle belts. Most all sewing repair shops carry those belts, as do most on-line sewing stores. Just put the belt around the treadle wheel, around your hand wheel slot, cut one end of the leather off where the two ends meet, now sew/connect together. Don't put the belt too tight, but if you find it is too lose when you start to treadle, just cut and re-sew a second time.

    Nancy
    Thank you for the directions Nancy. I did find a belt online, but have not ordered it yet. If you sew the ends together, do you butt them together or overlap the two ends?
    -Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy -and- sorrow, stitched with love- http://spudgrandma.wordpress.com/

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