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 Post subject: Brake leather
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:26 pm 
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Victor I
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Where can I get a piece of leather cord big enough in diameter for use in the turntable brake on a victor type r phonograph?

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Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: Brake leather
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Just get a piece of singer sewing machine leather belt. Or send me your address via PM and I’ll send ya a piece for free.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake leather
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Thanks Wyatt for the advice. I have an old treadle sewing machine that I often use but, unfortunately the belting is too small in diameter for the brake.

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Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: Brake leather
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Brake leather
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:48 pm 
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Stephen,

I've used a small piece of old rubber tubing originally used to connect from the fill valve to the fill tube of a toilet. I slice it down the middle and roll it tightly like a tortilla and squeeze it into the brake prongs. The force of it unraveling keeps it in place and works great...no squeaky sound when activating the brake.

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