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Thread: thought I found treasure: 189A Adler

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    thought I found treasure: 189A Adler

    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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    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.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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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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    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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    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.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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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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