Holiday find - Standard
We visit family in New Hampshire each Christmas, and one of our favorite things to do is explore antique and junk shops. A new one opened up since last year, and we found the attached below. The owners had given up on it-- it's frozen solid; nothing moves. He was happy to give it up for $15 and I couldn't walk away without it. I know nothing about this brand. I think the serial number is 547245. I haven't started trying to loosen it up yet. But I've got all the various brands of junk to do so.
Here's a number I found on underneath that initially I thought might be the serial number:
But then elsewhere I read that the serial number is on the stitch regulator plate:
Not easy to see in this photo, but the numbers go up the left hand side (or top) of the above plate. They're 547245.
Tried to remove that last photo (motor)-- that belongs to something else.
So I ahve a question: where do I find info on this machine? Didn't have much luck with Google.
For finding information, have your tried ISMACS? They have tons of it.
For getting that nice looking old lady freed up, I'd use Tri-Flow or Liquid Wrench penetrating oil ( carefully on the inside only).
ISMACS' gallery has no Standards. :-(
She's very pretty, hope that you can free her up..good luck.
That looks like a Featherweight motor, the serial number in the 2nd photo is from the mid 1950s.
Originally Posted by jillaine
The Standard treadle head has pretty decals, I hope you can get her moving and sewing.
Yeah, that was a featherweight motor photo. I got a featherweight on the same trip and it was grouped with my Standard photos. Makes me think that the second photo with serial number is also from the featherweight because there's no way that Standard is from the 1950s.