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New Home cabinet lifting strap question

New Home cabinet lifting strap question

Old 10-10-2022, 12:34 PM
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[To clarify, when I say "lift belt", these cabinets have a belt attached to the hinged top that raises the machine head automatically when opened.]

Today, I dragged home a New Home Series A, ca. 1904, in a nice oak cabinet. Problem #1 is the broken strap that evidently lifts and holds the machine up in the cabinet. Back in 2015, another user here had the exact problem with the exact cabinet and posted about it here:
New Ideal Treadle Sewing Machine

The pictures she posted here:
New Ideal Treadle Sewing Machine

Are my exact problem. My situation looks exactly like hers.

The problem is ... if she resolved it, the solution was never posted to the thread!

Also, post 13 in that thread has some missing pictures that I bet are a duplicate of the same problem on a slightly different New Home cabinet. I have another New Home in THAT cabinet with that same lift belt problem. It uses a round belt like a treadle belt and runs through a small pulley mounted at a 45 degree angle in the back/top of the cabinet. No idea what the attaching hardware on either end looks like.

Can anyone shed light on what those belts are supposed to look like, how they attach, etc?

Just a gratuitous pic of the first machine. I don't really have clear pics of my problem areas on either one yet.

Thank you for whatever help may be forthcoming.
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Last edited by AlZilla; 10-10-2022 at 12:43 PM. Reason: typo/clarity
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