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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Welcome back, Billy. I have a question for you. I haven't seemed to get a definitive answer to and I can't access the pictures on your tutorial. My computer won't open any pre change pics, but that's not the problem. Will kerosene remove the decals on a 1918 machine - a Redeye to be exact? It's not coming clean and I'm getting impatient. I'm thinking from the smell that 'Grandma' kept the machine very close to a oil burning space heater. I'm ready to soak it in kerosene, but will the decals survive? Thank you, Billy, or anyone else who can give me a clear answer on this. Judy
    Be very careful and do it really quick like but it should not hurt the finish. That is why I use Kerosene because its a fuel oil and it has lubricating properties along with cleaning and it is not detrimental to the finishes. But if the decals are exposed it might take them off so I would try a spot on the backside of the machine and see what happens. It will turn kinda gold tannish looking but the Liquid Gold will hide that.

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    The 128 runs fine when sewing but willl not move when the bobbin winder is engaged. Help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Billy does this mean you are well enough to work on the vintage machines again? Paint them? Run your parts business?

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    I am trying to get back into things again but it will be on a smaller scale and I am going to limit myself to a few machines a month instead of what I did last time. I am getting better so that is a good thing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    Billy, how are you doing? We have been worried about you. Kathie
    I am hanging in there and trying to get better. I have to go to NYU in March for a 6 week study so hopefully they can find a cure for this disease or some other type of treatment that is not as bad as whats out there now. Its all going to be experimental and I am not sure how long they are going to do it for and if it works when they will introduce the drug for someone else that might have the disease. But I have learned that since I have no immune system I tend to get sick really easily and just because I had a cold last week doesnt mean I cant get strep the next week!! LOL

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    Thank you for the reply. I think I will give the wheelguard a quick soak and see what happens. If I lose any decals, those are small then I'll know if I can use the kerosene on the body of the machine. I assume kerosene will work in cold temps. I really don't want to use anything flammable in the house in this weather. The kitchen is too close to the laundry room with its pilot lights. I used Dawn and more SM oil tonight and I can see a glimmer of decals under the tarry junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    Billy, how are you doing? We have been worried about you. Kathie
    Kathie, he usually keeps everybody up to date on here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/persona...28727-269.html
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    So I am cleaning this Raymond and under a very rusty yucky area I came across this pic of a beaver and what looks to be a signature.... Did all the Raymonds have signatures? Name:  100_5992.JPG
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    It's a shame she has so much rust. Also, does anyone know where I could get a back slide plate(rusted) and decals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollyann View Post
    So I am cleaning this Raymond and under a very rusty yucky area I came across this pic of a beaver and what looks to be a signature.... Did all the Raymonds have signatures? Name:  100_5992.JPG
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    It's a shame she has so much rust. Also, does anyone know where I could get a back slide plate(rusted) and decals?
    Hi,
    Sorry, I'm not very knowledgeable on Raymond machines but admire the history of the company and the man (except the no alcohol part). The rust from the slide plate can be removed with a wire wheel and varying degrees of steel wool fairly easily. I don't believe there is a Raymond decal set on the market. Perhaps a talented artist can touch up the decals . Good Luck.
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