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My Little Tank – the T132 rotary free arm

I call it "My little tank" as a reference to Lt. Grüber's armoured car from "Allo! Allo!". Besides, it's grey. 🙂 This is a remarkable little sewing machine made by Lada* (est. 1919) in the Czech Republic around 1965. *Nothing to do with Russian cars of the same name. Lada was an old Goddess of… Continue reading My Little Tank – the T132 rotary free arm

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Timing and motor belts for a Lada T132

​ Last updated on 3 November 2018. Quite a few of us have a Lada T132 sewing machine also known under many badge names such as Cresta, Minerva, Sewmaster, etc. It is a very nice rotary free arm machine from late 1950s and 1960s. All steel parts except two belts: a timing belt connecting the… Continue reading Timing and motor belts for a Lada T132