From time to time I see many posts of T-powered farm machinery using leather belts for power transmission.
There is a company here in New Hampshire that still makes such things....just in case one of you Forum readers is interested in a belt (or apparently some other leather products), here's the link to a recent newspaper article:
I have no connection to this company - merely a reader of the newspaper.
Dave: Thanks for sharing. I see Page Belting offers leather cupped washers for hand tire pump applications, and round leather belts like the one in the old Sioux valve grinders. I have no connection to Page Belting, just a reader of this forum. jb
I wonder at what point they went from the leather belt to the rubber/canvas belting?
The new woven cotton belt was first drawn on St. Patrick's Day 1917, so it's likely that by June of that year all cars used it.
So I would surmise that that would be about the same time as they went to that type belting for industrial/power transmission use also.