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You may be able to find them cheaper than this, but here is one I found through a quick search:
=quiltdoctor;4773283]I was given a Singer 127 this weekend. Fella is making a table out of the irons. Grrrr !!! The only part of the wood that was any good was one side drawer and one center one. He was thrilled that I would take the machine so it wouldn't be scrapped. (I told him to keep me in mind in the future). She is a Sphinx decal Made in 1926, but in awful shape. Locked up tighter that a drum !! I found a rusted box of attachments in the drawer I got, plus two shuttles and 3 bobbins.
Some kind of bug like a dirt dauber had built nests inside the face of the machine about 1" deep. I cleaned the face out all last night. I bought PB Blaster today and it really does work to loosten rusted parts. I was able to completely disassemble the inside of the face and get all the mud out. The wheel came off easily, but none of the innerworkings are moving yet.
Free though, so I'm up for another crazy challenge.
She will be really pretty when you finish with her. You do such wonderful work with these old ladies. How do you like the PB Blaster?
Glenn W. Cleveland
Oh crud!! It followed me home tonite, and whined so piteously at the door that I had to let her in! Meet the new lady of the house. She came with nothing but the "clothes" on her back (a style 56 cabinet)...that and a BUNCH of dust! Now I'm thinking I shouldn't have sold all of those slant shank parts!! LOL Oh well, I still have a pink egg buttonholer...and the other stuff is easy to find on ebay, or the local thrift stores!
What's a girl to do? I couldn't leave her out in the cold, could I? (I really didn't want any of the slants, for some reason they didn't appeal to me! LOL)
One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
Charlee, I think I have her twin sister. Mine needs a bobbin cover and a good cleaning. I used her for a good while then got fed up with retaping the plastic lid I had substituted for her bobbin cover and also think now that maybe the plastic bobbins I had been using were the wrong ones as I was having bird's nest issues. One of these days I'll find time to work on her. Where would I look to find a bobbin cover for her?
Just discovered I qualify for FABLE (Fabric Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy)