I thought *some* people might be interested to watch a COMPLETE amateur attempt to follow Billy's and others' instructions and coaching while I refurbish my very first antique machine.
I found this Singer 66 Red Eye (1910; serial #G7561436) at a junk store south of Keene, NH last August. You might recall me posting messages about it ("should I get it??"). It was $45 with a really ugly cabinet. The bobbin was fully threaded; the needle still sharp. A fair amount of rust sprinkled over most of its metals. It's got the rear attachment for the presser foot, which -- if I don't replace it -- will limit me to the presser foot it came with (if I understand correctly).
It is electric with attached motor and light, but has the right kind of hand wheel to be converted to a treadle. Which I want to do.
Picture 1: at the store
Picture 2: back at the in-laws