Yes, my friend's cabinet is yet another style too, but her machine looks just like ours!Originally Posted by IT_Nana
The serial number is on the base right behind where the arm starts up on a little brass type plate. You can see the serial number in the picture of the back of my Free on page 627.
I used Blue Magic 12A TR3 Resin Glaze to clean and wax the machine, but don't go over the decals! I went around the decals with a Q tip. The TR3 is a car cleaner and wax, but Billy has a tutorial on cleaning the old machine here if you do a search.
Yes, I love hearing the stories. My Mother was born in 1929 and I have no idea what treadle she learned to sew on. I know my grandmother had a treadle that Mom used, I have never found a picture of it -- I would love to have that treadle or just one like it if I knew what it was. You are very fortunate to not only know what your Grandmother used, but to actually have that machine!
Here is Part 1 of Cleaning Your Vintage Machine by Billy our guru here! http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45816-1.htm