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thought I found treasure: 189A Adler

Old 12-17-2018, 12:28 PM
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I was in a thrift today and saw this Adlermatic. German, cast iron zig zgeer, with extra feet.
woohooo Till I looked more closely. The timing belt was shredded.
A few strands were holding, but you can see some above the base. I can't find that anyone sells belts.
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At least I got this one rotated correctly.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:23 PM
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what kind of belt does it take? there was a guy making the cogged belts that the Pfaff took, and some of these other machines take something very similar.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:30 PM
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I think I have tracked this down once before, to a single seller in Germany who has new cleated (cogged?) belts. On the same subject; there are pictures of serviced Adlers with a new type black rubber belt, I guess it's mostly about finding the right dimensions, circumference as well as distance between the coggs.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:38 PM
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Here is the place, but looks like it is in France, not Germany. There is a discussion on this on a German forum, if I understand it correctly some track down belts with the right space for the metal clips and then shorten it to a suitable size, both the metal and rubber version, how exactly I'm not sure.

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Old 12-18-2018, 07:08 AM
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that looks like the same belt as used by the Pfaff - you may want to do some searching on eBay and see if the guy is still making and selling them.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:31 AM
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I did some looking last night. My high school German wasn't up to the task. Beyond Peugeot, Motobecane and Renault, my French is sorely lacking, Oui?

I'll try again. I was drained last night.
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Leon, how did this search end up? There's an Adler 153 with the cool parlor cabinet with the built-in chair I have my eye on. It needs the belt and a bobbin holder. But it's only $39.50, soooo....
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
I was in a thrift today and saw this Adlermatic. German, cast iron zig zgeer, with extra feet.
woohooo Till I looked more closely. The timing belt was shredded.
A few strands were holding, but you can see some above the base. I can't find that anyone sells belts.
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At least I got this one rotated correctly.
Just bought a very nice Adler 189A, but the timing belt was a few nylon threads. Lots of research on the internet told me that the Duerkopp-Adler company no longer makes these belts. I wrote them today, nevertheless. However, I found this email address in Italy that has the belt in its catalog. Email is: [email protected]. Waiting for their answer and price. Belt number is 0053 002140 (KL 153) in their catalog. When I hear from them, I'll post the results.
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:06 AM
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I have enough machines that I just put this one on the shelf and said, "Maybe when I retire." We'll see.

\Thanks rfgsic.
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