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Old 04-19-2010, 01:52 PM
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Does any one know where I can order a belt for my Standard Brand Treadle sewing machine? Also help on dating it? I can find very little on the Standard brand made in Ohio.
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Belts are available on ebay........I need to order one myself.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:09 PM
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William made a belt for my Wheeler & Wilson out of a bootlace (108 inches, but was cut down quite a bit) and a piece of wire to hold it together, which is what the "real" belts are...MUCH cheaper than the 8 to 10 bucks that they want for them when they actually call them "treadle belts"!! :)

North, have you looked on Needlebar.org? Or can you post a picture so that we can look for you? :)
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:36 PM
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Here are some pictures of her She belonged to my Aunt but someone before that, I have the original book and box of attachments. The sewing basket in one of the pictures was my great Grandmothers.

The plate on it says
Standard Sewing Machine Co
Cleveland Ohio
Pat July 6 86
There is a line here I can't read looks like another patent
N53431

Any help dating her or is she a 1886? I bought a new belt one time and cut it to short so it isn't working very well and now I can't find a source for belts. I don't do ebay-(long story)
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She's a beauty. Know nothing about that brand. Sorry.
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Okay this isnt much to go on but it should help a bit.

Your Standard sewing machine was made in Ohio and is the "Slim" variety. The serial number should be in one of two areas, The bobbin plate or on the stitch length regulator. There should not be any letters before the numbers like Singer had in the 1900's.

The patent date just tells us that the earliest the machine could have been made but it does not make it a validation for the year of manufacture.

Post some photos of the feed dogs, that will also help in getting close to the year of manufacture. Alan on the NeedleBar has the dates to serial numbers on the Standard machine company if you go there he can nail it for you no problem. I can only get you in the ball park from the features.

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:55 AM
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Ah ha a little more lite and I can see the N is actually part of No the o has a line under it so the number must be 53431 it is on the bobbin plate. here is a pic of the feed dog area.
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Well , if we can't be slim at least our machines can be.

:lol: Oh it is too early. Guess I better get DH to the Dr.
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I buy plastic ones theat hold up very well, I also have my old standby when I want to make it look authentic...I bought it local @ an Amish store, I can not remember the price...thinking $8.00, if you need me to I will check address for you
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I just was looking at the photos of it again and it is not threaded right. I thought something wasn't right in that photo but couldn't put my finger on it.

The thread path should go from the Spool to the Thread Guide (like it is now) then it goes to the Tensioner, to the hook that is right beside it, then up to the take up Lever, from there it goes to the Needle.

The way it is now you will be pulling your hair out trying to get it to sew.

The feed dogs are still kinda hard for me to see but I think they are the third generation feed dogs but it is hard to tell. I am going to email Alan and let him date it for us and send him some photos of it so he can tell us a bit more about the machine.

It is a very beautiful sewing machine and definitely a keeper in my book!!!!

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