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Thread: My 1902 Hand Crank

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    have you tried navel jelly on the plates? as for the foot, I will take a look at the ones I have out there..BUT, a handy man can reshape that foot with an anvil and hammer!
    Oh, I am a handy woman and I do have an anvil and hammer. Go figure, I did not even think about using muscle power. Going to try it and see if it works. Thanks Jacquie.
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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??
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    You can get a bobbin winder tire here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-SINGER-BOB...#ht_2014wt_781
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    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.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Aw, she's lovely. And the face plate, ooooh. Enjoy her.
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    where might one find that MAAS polish..I have never seen that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    where might one find that MAAS polish..I have never seen that!
    I bought mine from Amazon. It doesn't even smell bad...has sort of a pleasant odor to it.

    I found out about it from this blog:

    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/polish

    He has some interesting articles and helpful info on his blog.
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    thanks...I will check Amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    I bought mine from Amazon. It doesn't even smell bad...has sort of a pleasant odor to it.

    I found out about it from this blog:

    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/polish

    He has some interesting articles and helpful info on his blog.
    His blog is more than interesting, it is awesome. I learned about screwdrivers and how important it is to have the right kind for working on our vintage machines. There is so much information that I will be going back for more.

    Thanks again Cathy
    Sweet Caroline

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    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.
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