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Thread: HOW TO CLEAN UP and use a vintage sewing machine - videos by Muv and Fav

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by His_Grace View Post
    Re: cleaning up a vintage machine - the irons. I really don't want to use paint on them, but I would like to "freshen" them up a little bit.

    First, not sure I understand how to disassemble the cabinet & legs. I'm assuming there are screws on the pivot points to take the machine out. Does the cabinet then come off, or do you remove the legs from the cabinet?

    The legs & underneath the cabinet needs a good washing, but I don't want to get the veneer wet - the veneer underneath the cabinet has separated into layers - need to clean that & glue & clamp to get it back together?

    **Has anyone used "stove blacking", AKA Williams Stove Polish, to refresh the iron legs? The Williams people say it should work just fine, but I wondered if anyone else has actually tried it?
    I uses some brand of Stove polish on my treadle base and I am happy with the results

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    The treadle table (single drawer with leaf) for my first restoration 15k80 is almost ready for a rebuild. Cast iron parts were painted in an awful brown paint. I took the decision to strip to bare metal and hammerite spray to a black satin finish. You could say it's not authentic but i'm of the opinion that it looks better in black. All wooden parts have been stripped of 1930s varnish, gently sanded and then given a liberal rubbing down with wax furniture polish before a final buffing with a soft cloth. Here are some pictures. Please let me know what you think.
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    Wow!! I am impressed!!
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    Here are the remaining bits.
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    You've done a great job. Those pieces all look nice and clean! Please show a picture once everything is reassembled.

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    Here are a couple of bits i forgot to post and then the (almost) completed item.
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    Here is a before and after comparison of my 66K lotus (1924):
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    Sorry about the different angle, but you get the picture (pun intended). I'm selling this one now and bumped the price up by $30 after the Muv treatment. Thanks Muv!
    My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96k41 (1949), 96k41 (1947), 103k (1950), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 319k, 320k2, 401a, 411g
    Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Climax, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Here is a before and after comparison of my 66K lotus (1924):
    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks Judy. She was my first 66 and cost $15 (was completely seized and missing the base plate).
    Replacement is a 1910 red eye version and with the Muv treatment (which it shall be named hereafter) will be equally as gorgeous. Will post pictures when she's cleaned up.
    Wasn't even the full treatment: Just a little metal polish and oiling.
    My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96k41 (1949), 96k41 (1947), 103k (1950), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 319k, 320k2, 401a, 411g
    Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Climax, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260

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    I bought a Singer 27 this afternoon and gave her the Muv treatment. Here's how she went from sadness to gladness.
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    My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96k41 (1949), 96k41 (1947), 103k (1950), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 319k, 320k2, 401a, 411g
    Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Climax, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260

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