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    Senior Member diannemc's Avatar
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    Need help..

    I bought this machine and want to see if I can fix it..Can someone give me some information about it???the # on it is G7344889. The gold paint is rubbed off on it..It had 2 shuttle bobbins that are kinda rusty...and needs a belt..I know that for sure..Guess I need to know where to start??? Thanks

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    The ISMACS site { http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html } shows your serial number to be a Singer 127. It was 1 of 50,000 allotted August 28, 1919.

    The belt, bobbins, some screws, and a few other parts are available at Sew-Classics. Many of us recommend Tri-Flow oil rather than other sewing machine oils. It's also available at Sew-Classics.

    The gold "paint" is / was actually a decal. The paint is not so much a paint but a Japan finish. Go to Skips thread here:
    { Cleaning and repairing the shellac clear coat on vintage sewing mcahines } to read about it.

    Do not use abrasives, or strong chemical cleaners on the surface as the original paint and decals were once covered with shellac and that is long gone. There is no protection to what is left.
    Use cotton balls or a very soft cloth and oil to clean the machine exterior. For the interior you might need to use denatured alcohol or a solvent such as Hoppe's #9 to clean it.
    The 127 I have was so caked with old oil the only thing that would touch it was the gun cleaning solvent. Took me quite a while to get it clean enough to actually use it.
    Here is a thread I did about it: { Kerosene wont cut it. }

    I'd start by oiling everything that moves or is supposed to move with Tri-Flow. Then go from there.


    Joe

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    Thanks you so much for the information!

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    Muv's videos are really good. They are located in the sticky notes or you can go on this link:
    HOW TO CLEAN UP and use a vintage sewing machine - videos by Muv and Fav
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Good luck with your machine. You've gotten some great advice here and will get more from this wonderful site as you need it. You've come to the right place. Are you hooked to the vintage machines yet? Better watch out, or you will be. They become addictive! And there are a lot of enablers here in the vintage area!!

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    Because some of us are very visual creatures, can we ask for you to post a couple of pictures? Usually 640-480(ish) is about the biggest you want to post here BTW.

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    These old machines[vintage] can talk too. If you go into a store you can hear them calling to you. I can hear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    These old machines[vintage] can talk too. If you go into a store you can hear them calling to you. I can hear them.
    some of them have special abilities to call from CL
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I can testify that Miriam can hear a sewing machine crying for help the split second she steps through the door.
    Her homing in ability is a thing to behold.


    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I can testify that Miriam can hear a sewing machine crying for help the split second she steps through the door.
    Her homing in ability is a thing to behold.


    Joe
    Yeah I got a real good deal on that one from SA that time you & Elaine came to town... I noticed you passed up the treadle...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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