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Thread: Singer Sewing Machine Need Help

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    Moderator Up North's Avatar
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    Can anyone help me with the year on this, It isn't going to work but was $2.00 and a pretty accent for my sewing room. The number on the plate on the front is B1224842
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    Based on that serial number, it's a model 27 built in Elizabeth, NJ, from 1905. That is, if I am reading the Singer web site correctly.

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    Sounds right to me, too......Nice find! Be careful when cleaning it. The finish is not regular paint, and when you use harse chemicals, it will remove the painted decals.....Just use some dish soap and warm water, very rung out rag and a little elbow grease. Make sure you dry well, don't want any more rust..... :D

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    Very Nice!!! 8) 8) 8)

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    I am sure you can make that baby work....you will be surprised what some cleaning, oil and a bit of talking can do to the old beauties!! I've worked on too many of them not to believe that!! The last 2 were totally locked up....oil anything and everything w/a joint...and, since it isn't in a cabnet...put it on an old towel first!! And, gently coach it along as you go...even if it is to sit and be a pretty....it will sit protected:)Skeat

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    Well it is just to top part of a treadle so It will just sit and be pretty, It was obviously well used in it's time by wear marks on the front edge. The lady I bought it from said it came from an old place near where I live, I should have asked more questions and will do so as I know her. I also have a Standard Treadle machine and from what I know they were made before Singer in Ohio. I just got a belt for that one so need to get it up and running, It does work.

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    Even if it doesn't work it is still a thing of beauty.

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    I have one and on he slide plate it is engraved with 1895 ,Aren't these old Girls Wonderful!!!

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    PS.Mine is in theTreadle and She's a real WorkHorse!!!

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    They love sewing machine oil and in the end they do move. I use Autosol
    metal polish on the silver bits. Aussie product we have here, used for bumper bars on cars etc. You may have it over there. This is a lovely old machine, what a sweetie, lucky you :)

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