Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Temporary Belt for the Willcox and Gibbs Automatic

It was no surprise when the ancient leather belt, all cracked and stretched, came apart at the join.  It was a bit frustrating because I had drowned the works with oil and needed to turn the machine.

I have heard that the emergency repair for a broken fan belt in a car is a pair of tights.  The same principle applied here.  The temporary belt is a strip cut from across the leg of an old pair of tights. The great bonus was that I had a circular strip, so there was no need to make a join.

It looks rather smart in black.  It matches the machine.



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