Clipper still makes belt lacers today, and they supply staples. You could still use a belt lacer today. Let's say you wife went crazy (as mine often does) and she sliced all the way through the walking belt on your treadmill with a butcher knife, rather than replace the belt you could splice it back together with the Clipper Belt Lacer, it would look just like the belt at the supermarket checkout stand.It may be fully functional, but I just do not know for sure. I do know one thing; it says "Oil Often" right on the face of this contraption, but it looks as though it has not been oiled in a long long time. The item "Antique Clipper Belt Lacer, Vintage Farm Equipment" is in sale since Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Pulleys, Block & Tackle". The seller is "gr8sled" and is located in Westminster, California. This item can be shipped to United States.