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Paul Lousick13/08/2021 08:49:59
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I am making a governor for my traction engine which uses a 20mm [or 3/4"]  wide x 2mm thick flat belt from a pulley on the crankshaft.

I need to find a supplier of small quantities of belt lacing clips to join the ends of the belt. Cannot use a continuous belt as it has to be removable.

Lots for sale on ebay for larger sizes and in USA but in large quantities and exorbitant postage.

Anyone recommend a supplier ?


Edited By Paul Lousick on 13/08/2021 08:53:13

roy entwistle13/08/2021 08:52:23
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Would heavy duty staples do ?


Paul Lousick13/08/2021 09:02:37
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Similar to staples but it is a power transmission belt and is stronger and joined together

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JasonB13/08/2021 09:10:44
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LSM the model traction engine people do it by the 50mm length along with governor and flywheel belting. Page 44 of cat

Paul Lousick13/08/2021 09:54:33
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Thanks Jason,

My engine drawings, castings, etc. are from LSM.


old mart13/08/2021 15:06:23
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The Smart & Brown model A uses a 25mm x 3mm thick belt with a join in it sucessfully, I believe the belt and joining parts came from Lathes UK. I'm not sure if a 2mm thick belt can be joined mechanically, though.

Martin Connelly13/08/2021 16:15:40
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It is usually called alligator fastener or alligator lacing if you want to search for it. I think the manufacturer is Balata or that may be a trade name.

Martin C

Pete Rimmer14/08/2021 18:06:54
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Clipper lacing is another. I have a Clipper lacer which is intended for use in vice jaws. Don't have any clips though.

bernard towers14/08/2021 21:38:10
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Lathes .co .uk have a belt supplier.

John Reese16/08/2021 20:59:27
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+1 on clipper lacing. It is probably the most compact of all the metallic lacing products. It does require a tool for installation The simplest tool is used with a bench vise.

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