Old Geisler machine

Old 12-06-2023, 12:44 PM
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I just inherited an old (1950?) Geisler sewing machine. It needed a new belt – the leather belt that was on it was brittle and turned to dust. I tried purchasing a standard belt as a replacement – doesn't seem tight enough. When I engage the pedal, the belt seems to slip and the needle hardly moves.

Maybe a motor issue....but hopefully not.

Any belt recommendations?

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ps - would love to add a video or photos, but cannot see how.
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Old 12-08-2023, 02:25 PM
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You should be able to adjust the motor mount to tighten the belt.
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I looked for a "geisler" sewing machine and can't come up with any information. Are you sure you are spelling it correctly? I'll find Janey's instructions for posting a photo. I'll post it.

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Old 12-08-2023, 05:48 PM
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I tried to look it up, too. Maybe it was a farm store??

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Thanks, Janey.

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Old 12-10-2023, 06:03 AM
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Red face Geisler (?) belt

Thank you for the kind replies (and assistance adding pictures!).

here are a few pics. Hope these help. you can see "Geisler" on the printed material. I don't see a manufacturer label on the machine.

if there is a way to adjust tension on the belt, that would be spectacular (but I don't see it).

thank you all for your kindness and patience with me!

I will try to post video of the issue, separately.


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Thank you. Actually, videos cannot be posted on Quilting Board. However, links to videos can be posted.

You have what is considered a Japenese 15 clone machine. You can read about them at Will the Real 15 clone please stand up There are some pictures of actual Singer sewing machines that they were modeled after. It may or may not have a JA or JC and then a number somewhere on the machine. To read about what those numbers mean there is a page that explains a little about them with a list at
http://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/resources.htm#jajc

You have a "Greist" manual for the attachments. There is a pdf of that manual at https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollec.../sil10-215.pdf Greist was manufacturer of sewing machine attachments for many years and many different companies including Singer.

It looks like you may have gotten a round stretch belt. Most of the vintage machine enthusiasts suggest not using a round stretch belt. One person indicated that "The stretch o-ring belts wear out the motor bearings." There is a pdf for belt size and install at https://web.archive.org/web/20160317...%20install.pdf Unfortunately, sew-classic is no longer in business. There are also instructions
TO REGULATE BELT TENSION on the MOTOR:
at https://sewingmachine221sale.bizland...re/page90.html

There is a generic manual for this type of machine at https://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mac...ion-manual.pdf

You can make the pictures a little larger. They just need to be under 2MB. Would like to see the front of the machine.
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thank you for such an extremely helpful and thorough response!
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Oh, I forgot to tell you that it needs sewing machine oil - not 3-in-1 or WD-40. The oiling instructions are on the next to last page of the ISMACS manual that I linked to above. Basically, it is oil where metal meets metal. There are some holes to reach places that are inside the body.
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