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    Super Member jillnjo's Avatar
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    First mechanical job-I still smell oil, goop, and polish...

    but Pauline is shining and ready to go!! This machine was a local lady's grandma's sewing machine and she sewed wedding dresses and draperies on it. I saw it at an antique shop for $89.oo. She was in pretty good shape, just dirty. Took her all apart and cleaned and polished and put her back together, then went over her cabinet which is in exellent condition. I wish it were my grandma's, but I am delighted and can't wait to learn to sew on a treadle.
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    Wow! What a beautiful machine! Congrats, and happy treadling!
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    Beautiful!! You're going to really enjoy her!
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    Great deal you got on it, and it looks great after your cleaning. Good work.

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    Absolutely beautiful. AND a parlor cabinet. Lucky you. Enjoy her.
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    Just beautiful! Love the peacocks on the Free machines every time I see them.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    That is one beautiful parlor cabinet. I got one myself last week.

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    The decals and design on the machine are just beautiful!! Love the parlor cabinet!!

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    Gorgeous Free! Enjoy and please post your first project from that machine on the thread Quilts made using vintage machines. Love seeing what others machine with their vintage machines.

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    WOW and Congrats can you come clean up my two neither one looks that good yet. lol
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

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