1890 Sewing Machine

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  1. vickiesmom

    vickiesmom Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a sewing machine, the last patent is 1890, and it is a White sewing machine. It needs a belt, could I find a belt at a vaccum repair since that is what it looks like to me. Does anyone knnow where to purchase belts for it????
     
  2. Old Vet

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    Did you buy it at at an auction today? The best place to buy a belt is at a Singer or white sewing center. Either one will have acess to one but it will have to be ordered. Another place to buy one is at Lemonds. The reason that I asked about the auction is there was one at an auction that I was at today and it needed a belt.
     

  3. halfpint

    halfpint Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have heard you can get old sewing machine parts from this place. You will have to e-mail them with as much information about the machine as you can (and what part you need) and they should get back to you quickly.

    http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/parts.html

    good Luck,
    Dawn
     
  4. vickiesmom

    vickiesmom Well-Known Member

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    I bought it at a garage sale. It has the full cabinet and everything. I got it for twenty bucks...did I get a good deal?
     
  5. Old Vet

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    It depends on what you want it for. You didn't get hurt too bad if it is wortsless. The one that I saw at an auction sold for $80.
     
  6. WisJim

    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The belts are round leather material, and the ends are held together by a staple-like metal clip. There are special pliers that were used to cut the ends of the belt material and punch the hole for the clip, that made the job easier. I bought some belts on eBay a couple of years ago for one of our treadle machines. A local sewing machine store might be able to get belts for you too.
     
  7. clovis

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    Try ebay. I buy lots of replacement sewing machine parts from sellers there.
    clove
     
  8. vickiesmom

    vickiesmom Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all of you! It is an absolutely beautiful machine! I hope I can get it going this winter!
     
  9. housewife

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    Wow great deal!! Singer is one of the few companies that still can get everything!! and I do mean everything!! I would go to your singer dealer and ask them to look it up for you.
     
  10. vickiesmom

    vickiesmom Well-Known Member

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    There's a sewing machine shop up the road, that repairs singers. So there's not much difference from White and Singer? :shrug: