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Thread: Rescued Machines

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    Senior Member Ccorazone's Avatar
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    Rescued Machines

    Yard sale find. Both for $5.00. Not the best but think I can restore the one in the cabinet. The other is probably a lost cause but needed the foot control for the one in the cabinet plus any parts I can salvage.
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    I really hate to see machines all rusted up like that. What a shame. But at least you can save one of them.

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    Congrats on the great finds! Looking forward to seeing her after all cleaned up!
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    Kinda glad I didn't get that rusted up one. I'd be working on it doing my utmost to refurb it. Been there ... done that.

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    Great save!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Kinda glad I didn't get that rusted up one. I'd be working on it doing my utmost to refurb it. Been there ... done that.

    Joe
    All the parts are there. I will try soaking it to see if I can get the rust loose and get it moving again. I finally got the motor off so a good soaking is next.

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    Take everything off you can. The rusted pieces can be helped with Evapo-Rust.

    Joe

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    The 66 looks like it will clean up well.

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    According to ISMACS, they are both model 15's. That's good because I can exchange parts if I can salvage anything. The rusted one is from 1952 and if I remember correctly the on in the cabinet is frim 1954.

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
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    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that
    take our breath away". - Hilary Cooper
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    That looks so labor-intensive. You are so brave. It does make me sad to see machines like that when I come across one. I would never be able to do what you are doing to save one. I have an old one I bought that is in a great-need of repair. I'm hoping it won't be over my head to try to do it. I'm glad you and others do save them, though.

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