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    Exclamation New darling!

    Can anyone help me with this new beauty? I found her and could not leave her by herself. I have named her Ms Faye. I would appreciate any advice or help. I plan to get her cleaned up and give her back her glory.
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    Nice! Damascus machines were made for Montgomery Wards by National in the 20's and 30's. Here's a manual for your machine if you need it.

    http://www.clawges.com/sewing/damasvs_manual/index.html

    And an interesting article about "Damacus Annie", who is probably the leading authority on the Damascus machines.

    http://www.antiquequiltdating.com/no...ewmachine.html
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    Thanks Charlee - I needed a manual too
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    You're welcome Miriam! Those Damascus machines are so pretty!!
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    Thanks Charlee, I need to get busy!

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    What procedures do you go thru to clean her up? I have a sphinx that needs lots of TLC. I have tried everything short of sandblasting & just can't seem to get the "glow" back. Any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Nice! Damascus machines were made for Montgomery Wards by National in the 20's and 30's. Here's a manual for your machine if you need it.

    http://www.clawges.com/sewing/damasvs_manual/index.html

    And an interesting article about "Damacus Annie", who is probably the leading authority on the Damascus machines.

    http://www.antiquequiltdating.com/no...ewmachine.html
    Interesting articles. I have one treadle...so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    What procedures do you go thru to clean her up? I have a sphinx that needs lots of TLC. I have tried everything short of sandblasting & just can't seem to get the "glow" back. Any advice?
    I'm thinkin' that sandblasting might not have the desired effect!!

    Car wax. LOTS and LOTS of car wax. After you've cleaned the machine, and most of us recommend using sewing machine oil to clean with, start layering a resin based, non abrasive car wax. Apply, dry, buff, repeat. Sometimes it takes a lot, sometimes only takes once....but you can have a pretty, shiny, machine with it...one that has a durable finish.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Even in her state of being now, she is a lovely machine. Congatulations on finding her. I couldn't have left her behind either.
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    Pretty neat accessory, the wasps nest.

    I've oiled and cleaned several of my machines to the point there's nothing left to clean off. However I've not tried the car wax yet because I keep asking myself, how do I make positive sure I've got all the oil off of the surface?

    Plus the fact that once I get them cleaned I'm usually sewing with them by then.

    My modis operondi (sp)goes like this:

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    Take apart
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    Fix what's needed
    Clean
    Adjust something
    Clean
    Oil
    Clean
    Oil
    Clean
    Test
    Clean
    Oil
    Wipe down
    Sew with it
    Sew some more
    Brag to my wife I got it fixed ......


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