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.