OK I am in a bind. Fixing a machine and can't afford to get some briwax to prevent rusting on the plated parts. However, I did read that 2-3 coats of clear finger nail polish will prevent rust on metal surfaces? Would this be safe or work? Anyone tried it?
I use Kit automotive wax. Or a light coat of oil will do it. Nail polish is a lacquer, you need to be very careful where you put it. I can damage other paint and decals too.
I wasn't going to put it on any painted parts or decals. Just the nickel plated parts.
Originally Posted by J Miller
I am just going to use turtle wax since i already have some.
I have come across some strange odds and ends that end up with sewing machines from time to time. Some of them I have no idea what they are for. I found a scraper in with a vintage Pfaff a while back and kept it thinking that it didn't go with the sewing machine. The other day I was looking through an attachment box for another vintage Pfaff and found the same scraper. It could be just by chance, but I am thinking that it is not. Can anyone tell me what this tool is for sure and what do you do with it?
If the edge is sharp, it's probably a buttonhole cutter/chisel.
Yes, it is sharp and the blades are changeable. THAT makes sense to me now. Thank you.
Originally Posted by path49
My Alden's Magic ZZ came with a wooden handled tool with 3 or 4 sharp blades. In the owners manual it has instructions on how to use it for cutting button holes.
Pretty neat stuff these machines come with.
Feldman sewing machine
Does anyone know anything about a Feldman sewing machine?
I found one on an auction...
The machine can't be older than the company:
They also made hat stretchers:
Makes me sort of wonder if that machine was for sewing hat bands -
sews near the edge sort of like a free arm with harp space.
Glenn you could have a whole new career...
It looks like Feldman has changed what they do over the years...