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Thread: My new Singer

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    Member Granny Charley's Avatar
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    I found this old Singer yesterday and have no idea which one it is but it was only $5 so I thought I could not go wrong.

    I took some before pictures then started cleaning it with only dish soap and warm water. However I don't know if I am cleaning off dirt or the decals!!

    Can someone please advise me

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    The letters were not readable before
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    maybe I should start here next
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    Wonderful! Great find. I think when the red is shaped like that it is a red eye machine.

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    don't use soap and water.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45983-1.htm


    good luck

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    It'll be a true beauty when it is cleaned up!

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    That is a red eye and Singer 66. Wow $5? What a great find.

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    Wow! It's beautiful!! :D

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    Thanks for the link to Billy. I will really have to think about this for awhile. Not sure I am ready to tackle complete break down. How would I ever get it back together.
    I am glad to know that I probably did not hurt the decals as I am sure the kerosene could be much more damaging than the dish soap.

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    It is safe to use baby oil or sewing machine oil on a cotton ball to clean the machine. Wipe on, leave for awhile so it can loosen the dirt, then wipe off.

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    I have a red eye too I'm thinking I need to clean up nut scared!!

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    Wow! What a great find! Good luck cleaning her up.

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