I'm new to posting but have been lurking quite awhile trying to get through all the great information and stories on here.
I've got a 1902 Singer 27 that is all freed up except the needle bar. I have used PBlaster, tri-flow, heat, kerosene and still can't get it freed up. I tapped on the top and it lowered fairly easy. I stopped before it got down too low to have something to get a hold of on the top.
I've been trying to raise the bar back up by tapping on the bottom of the bar with a block of wood and a hammer. I've been working off and on for a month or so on this and it hasn't raised back up a bit. I can twist on the 1 1/2 or 2" below the head and can see a bit of flexing, but no other movement. It's getting frustrating, the other 27 I got at the same time and also frozen up took very little to free up and sew very well.
I suspect I'm not the first with a similar problem and would welcome any ideas to get it moving again. I haven't stood it in a bucket of kerosene yet, but I'm about to that point, it's had enough time outs I think.
Thanks for any advice you might have.