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Thread: My new (old) toy and some advice please?

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    Super Member Chele's Avatar
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    Great machine. Looks like a workhorse! Go gently with cleaning. It barely looks like it needs it. I had fun reading that article about the old machines. You've got yourself a fun treasure there.

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    Just like the one my mom taught me to sew on!!! Her's was in a blonde cabinet. I actually miss the knee control! Great find, unfortunately for whatever reason Mom's got thrown out. Enjoy it! I wonder if a mild solution of water and baby soap (like aveeno, no perfumes) would clean it without damaging anything. I've used on other things with good results.

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    Guess I really blew it - I had my Mom's old machine had used it for myself a number of years ago and it needed some work - new belts as the old ones had long since passed on plus who knew what else. I just did not want to deal with it as the folks I spoke with did not seem too interested in working on it - PLUS they wanted an arm and a leg. Looks very much like the one you got. Is it a mahogany cabinet? I even had the sales slip for it............

    I sold it at a garage sale - but I still have a box with some attachments for it. If anyone is interested, they could PM me. I loved it when it worked - and the knee press was easy - at least it did not move as the foot one does!

    I think the 3 in 1 oil is the best thing - that's what Mom used for it and I did too when I used it for mending while the belt was still good. The cabinet might need some light sanding and then Murphy's or Old English. Likely a lot of coats!!! With buffing in between.

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    I have one too. It was my husband's grandmother's machine. This autumn we were able to get a new belt to get it working again. We cleaned it with 3 in 1 oil, and the wooden cabinet with Murphy's Oil Soap then a very light coating of Pledge rubbed in well with a flannel cloth. It didn't harm the labels. I would be very interested in the extra parts but I don't know what PM means.

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    Olive,
    A PM means Private Message. It's like an e-mail. We don't give our home addresses or personal info like that out on the board where everyone can see it. Admin will delete it if we do.
    To PM rein, you need to click on her name at the left of her post. THen click on Private Message on that page. That's all. It's easy. :D
    Good luck! :)

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    Wow, Patsy! You've got a pretty! It looks a lot like the old Singer I have. Mine is a bit older and a treadle. My cabinet is open on the front with 2 drawers on each side. Mine is also very dusty! Mine was locked up solid, and hubby managed to break a piece to it trying to free it. I'm sure we can find a part sometime. It didn't work the way it was...the belts are broken and all. It did work before my time. It's been in my family for a while. It will work again, someday!

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    I have one... from 1923. It is an old treadle, and still sews beautifully after 84 years. My grandmother got it the year before my dear mother was born. I have the old wooden cabinet that has the 'tippy' drawer in the front, and four long narrow 4.5" deep drawers. I rarely use it. I'm afraid I will break the leather belt that drives the treadle.

    I have cleaned mine with mild soap (Dawn dishwashing liquid) and warm water. That's it.

    Enjoy! They are close to works of art!

    Anita

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    Hello,
    Do you still have the attachments? Do you have pics? How much?
    I might be interested.
    Judy in Ohio

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    PM means Private Message, just thought I'd help.

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    I have bought belt and put them on for a 1926, singer. just standard singer, comes with one for bobbin winder, and regular
    :D

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