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Thread: Old Singer with cabinet

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    Hi, I got this machine & cabinet from my son's girlfriend. Anyway I love the cabinet and will redo it but the sewing machine is really rusty and I don't know if fixable. Anyway anyone know what year it could be? When the sewing machine is down the front stays down and goes up when machine is put in place. Also a picture of some bobbins (I'm thinking they are bobbins) in drawer. Thanks & have a HAPPY EASTER
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    WOW!!!! I don't know how old it is but WOW!! It's beatiful. Will watch to see what others have to say about how old it is.

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    Wow, great acquisition - if the machine is beyond redemption, and I bet it could be brought back nicely, then you could always look for another to drop into that cabinet. That will clean up nicely with some TLC.

    Visit the Vintage thread here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-972.htm There are lots of very helpful people here.

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    I'm trying to read what it says on the treadle-I can make out "free" but that might be the clue to looking it up. Are the decals on the machine just worn off? I'll bet the machine is salvageable.

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    If nothing else, you are going to have a lovely cabinet once you clean it up or refinish it.

    Can you find the serial number and then look it up for its birth date?

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    I would scrub, scrub and then oil, oil before giving up on her, she is gorgeous...don't give up on her please...she can be brought back to life...go for it...

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    It appears to be a Free sewing machine. There is a lot of info including a manual on the ISMACS site:
    http://www.ismacs.net/free/home.html

    Could be very beautiful! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    I'm trying to read what it says on the treadle-I can make out "free" but that might be the clue to looking it up. Are the decals on the machine just worn off? I'll bet the machine is salvageable.
    It should be Free-Westinghouse...
    and those are the bobbins...guard those...very hard to come by.

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    WOW, beautiful cabinet!

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    What is on top: Free Sewing Machine Co. Chicago. I also found a serial # M809178. The decals are ok in some areas. A couple of more pictures of a decal buy the plate and one on the inside of the arm.
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