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Awesome! Don't you love the 'clickety click' sound it makes when you turn the crank?
I'm posting a few pics to show you how wonderful Maas metal polish works in cleaning up the yellowish coloring on the fancy parts.
My New Home sewing machine has a needle plate like yours....rough and dull.... and the Maas did not work for that but I've heard good things about Bartender's Friend. I'll let you know how I make out with that. It's good to know that they can be re-plated, even though I wouldn't know how to go about doing that. Anybody know??
Thanks Cathy. I do have both Maas and Bartenders Friend in my cleaning kit. Will try them tonight. And I will check out the link you provided for the bobbin winder tire.
Aw, she's lovely. And the face plate, ooooh. Enjoy her.
My best is the least I can do.
where might one find that MAAS polish..I have never seen that!
I found out about it from this blog:
He has some interesting articles and helpful info on his blog.
thanks...I will check Amazon
Well I am taking the big plunge of a full dismantle and cleaning. I decided that the Hand Crank needs the "Billy Treatment". She has 110 years of accumulated gunk top and bottom. I got really brave and removed the bobbin winder and it is now soaking in kerosene ala Billy along with the bobbin plates and face plate. I was able to finally remove the round bobbin plate after liberally dripping kerosene around the screw. The back plate I removed by covering the end of a large screwdriver with a rag and tapping it on the edge with my leather mallet. The pictures will show you why this girl needs a Billy bath. FYI I decided that I am going to give her the name of Hannah Handcrank.