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Thread: Machines Cleaned Up

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    Senior Member so-sew's Avatar
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    After three days of scrubbing and a subsequent lifetime of tennis elbow, I uncovered these gals under their layers of grime. The redeye is from 1916, and the fiddle 12 is from 1879. I only paid $20 for the 12, so I'm accepting of it's poor condition. Do you think I should touch it up with black paint, or should I leave it as is?

    A big "thank you" to Billy for posting such a great tutorial on how to clean up these old beauties!
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    Beautiful......both of them. I personally would not paint or touch it up. I'd leave them as it. Love them both:)

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    Don't paint or touch up it takes away from their Beauty.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Oh, I'm jealous! :hunf: :D

    They are truly beautiful and wear their age lots better than I would!!

    Jan in VA

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    great machines

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    Excellent work! So fortunate that the machines found their way to you. I'll know who can advise me if I ever find a treadle. Not actively looking, now, but one day...

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    Beautiful and yes, leave them as they are! They have aged gracefully - better than me!

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    Wow!!! They are great looking. I wouldn't touch it up. I would leave it as is....unless you plan on really using it, than I would it completely repainted.

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    Wow, such pretty ladies ! I wouldn't touch up either.
    I think the red eye is the prettiest of the vintage ladies !

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    They are beautiful machines!!! :mrgreen:
    The red eye decals are my favorites, I'd leave the Singer 12 as is.

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