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Motor belts are pretty essential - most elderly machines will run sooo much better for a replacement.
If you look inside and there's lots of black rubber debris, then it's time..

Take the old one out and look at it - there are 4 basic types below, and one or another should do the trick. They are pretty much interchangeable in most cases.
Most experts dislike the rubber kind, as they can strain the motor if too tightly set up. All machines with a drive belt will have an adjustment somewhere to make the belt happy - it should not be loose enough to slip, or too tight - the general rule is that the belt should have about 1/2 inch / 1 cm of sideways movement for best results...

These are all new or in very good condition, please ensure that you have the right length for your machine. Lengths are the whole way round, on the outside, widths tend to be about 6mm / 1/4 inch

August a box of assorted belts turned up including some for industrial machines, so lots more belts have been added.

Please note the belt lengths can vary even in one 'family' of machines, for example there are belts for two Singer 300 series machines listed which are different!
Geared and Vee BeltsToothed and Rubber BeltsFlat Belts
Geared Motor Belts
MB001 - Geared Belts;
MB001a350mm13.75in£4.50
MB001b520mm20.5in£7.50
MB001o505mm20in£6.50
MB001p325mm12.75in£5.00
MB001s342mm13.5in£4.50
MB001t335mm13.25in£5.00
MB001u368mm14.5in£5.00
Thin Belt 4.5mm
MB001v260mm10.25in£4.00
Vee Motor Belts
MB002 - Vee Belts
These are getting very hard to source. Toothed belts MB003 will usually do the job perfectly well. Pretty much all of these are used-but-usable
MB002a210mm8.5in£3.00
MB002m370mm14.5in£3.00
MB002n490mm19.25in£6.00
MB002o320mm12.5in£5.00
MB002oa320mm12.5in£4.00
MB002p335mm13.25in£4.00
MB002w385mm15.25in£3.50
MB002x420mm16.5in£3.50
MB002y425mm16.75in£3.50
MB002z500mm19.75in£4.00
Toothed Motor Belts
MB003 - Toothed Belts (*Singer, with jockey-wheel)
MB003aa440mm17.25inNew £5.00
MB003f440mm17.25inUsed £4.00
MB003ab395mm15.5in£6.50
MB003ai430mm17in£8.00
MB003d450mm17.75in£5.00
MB003e420mm16.5in£7.50
MB003h494mm19.5in£7.50
MB003m520mm20.5in£7.50
MB003n540mm21in£5.00
MB003aj460mm18in£5.00
MB003ak*460mm18in£5.00
MB003al*540mm21in£5.00
MB003ao*590mm23.5in£5.00
MB003an530mm21in£5.00

Fine toothed belts
MB003ag250mm10in£5.00
MB003rn380mm15in£5.00 Used
MB003p465mm18.5in£5.00
Rubber Motor Belts
MB004 - Rubber Belts
MB004b280mm11in£3.00 (Used)
MB004d330mm13in£4.00 (New)
MB004e330mm13in£4.00 (New)
MB004f340mm13.5in£4.00 (New)
MB004j310mm12.25in£4.00 (New)
MB004h295mm11.5in£3.00 (Used)
MB004k420mm16.5in£4.00 (Used)
MB004m315mm12.5in£4.00 (New)
MB004n190mm7.5in£3.00 (Used)
MB004o360mm14in£4.00 (Used)

Toothed belts for specific machines
MB003sb250mm10inHusqvarna Viking£4.00 Used
MB003rc270mm10.5inNecchi Lydia 3£4.00 Used
MB003r330mm13inSinger 9614£3.00 Used
MB003t385mm15inRiccar Ruby 712a£4.00 Used
MB003e420mm16.5inBernina 6 x 422 £7.50 Used
MB003ai430mm17inBernina 807 BLB393 New£8.00 New
MB003aj460mm18inSinger merritt £5.00 Used
MB003ak460mm18inSinger merritt, w jockey-wheel£5.00 Used
MB003ap460mm 18inSinger capri with tension£5.00 Used
MB003u460mm18inSinger 367 1 with tensioner£4.00 Used
MB003w460mm18inSinger 259 +idler +pulley£5.00 Used
MB003s483mm19inSinger 6211c or Samba 2 with tensioner 446237£5.00 Used
MB003q500mm19.75inConcerto2 used£4.00 Used
MB003an530 mm21inSinger 96137 timing belt 300 and 400 series £5.00 Used
MB003n540mm21inSinger 413 w jockey-wheel, underbelt £5.00 Used
MB003al540mm21inSinger 427, w jockey-wheel£5.00 Used
MB003v540mm21inSinger 359 or 449 with idler£5.00 Used
MB003ao590 mm23.5inSinger 449 w jockey wheel £5.00 Used
MB003sa Riccar Ruby 729e large belt only£4.00 Used
MB003xElna 6001 2 belts & idler£7.50 Used
MB003c New Home MC8000 set & tensioner£6.00 used
MB003ca New Home SD2014 set & tensioner£6.00 used

Flat belts Leather or webbing
cleated belts Part NumberTypeLength mmLength inWidthCost
MB005b Flat leather with plain holes 595mm 19.5in20.3mm£5.00
MB005c Webbing with eyelet holes 480mm 19in21.5mm£5.00
MB005d Webbing 35 triple cleats 520mm 20.5in17mm£10.00
MB005f Webbing 39 triple cleats 580mm 23in16mm£10.00
MB005g Webbing 53 cleat520mm20.5in18mm£10.00

Flat belts
flat toothed belts Part NumberTypeLength mmLength inWidthCost
MB008aFlat toothed630mm25in22mm£7.50
MB008bFlat toothed600mm 23.5in16mm£7.50
MB008cFlat toothed540mm21in15mm £7.50
MB008dFlat toothed400mm15.5in10mm£5.00
MB008eFlat belt275mm10.75in12mm£4.00
My address is:-
John Stormes
Helen Howes Sewing Machines
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
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john@raindropkites.co.uk
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