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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Civil war would do, I'd just have to make the clothing look a little "used"... hehe

    The situation with the pattern companies is exactly what i figured (same in the medieval stuff), hence asking here for which brand/company to try.
    hard to know - I wonder if you could find info on some of the CW forums?
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    [QUOTE=jennb;5876242]Steve I'm heading over to the photos thread to check out your new scores. I am so excited to hear that you are collecting that treadle today. I needed the good news
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    JennB - check out the photos section now, your new Jones is there...
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    jennb, my prayers for you and your family at this sad time. It really is awful when they pass away suddenly, but God's plan was so he didn't suffer. My condolences to you.

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    jennb, we are thinking of you and your family and our prayers for you
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    Grant: you did such a nice job restoring that 66. Did you repaint the stitch regulator lever? I have an old 99 with the same lever that has peeling paint and have wondered how to go about restoring it---couldn't figure out a way to take it apart (separate lever from the rest of the machine). In the end I decided to leave it alone because I was afraid I'd just make it look worse, and no machine from 1941 needs to look perfect. But if you did repaint the white lever can you tell me how you did it? The 66 looks so perfect....

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    Quote Originally Posted by treadlep View Post
    Grant: you did such a nice job restoring that 66. Did you repaint the stitch regulator lever? I have an old 99 with the same lever that has peeling paint and have wondered how to go about restoring it---couldn't figure out a way to take it apart (separate lever from the rest of the machine). In the end I decided to leave it alone because I was afraid I'd just make it look worse, and no machine from 1941 needs to look perfect. But if you did repaint the white lever can you tell me how you did it? The 66 looks so perfect....
    Thank you very much for the nice compliment. I did not repaint it. I cleaned it with car wax and used a Q-Tip to get inside. I would not recommend taking that lever out. It is a can of worms. It is a little easier with the metal plate off but not by much. The paint was not perfect but it was good enough to leave alone.
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    Jennb, My condolences to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Thank you very much for the nice compliment. I did not repaint it. I cleaned it with car wax and used a Q-Tip to get inside. I would not recommend taking that lever out. It is a can of worms. It is a little easier with the metal plate off but not by much. The paint was not perfect but it was good enough to leave alone.
    ~G~
    Thanks, Grant. I guess my instincts were correct. I've cleaned my 99 (it is crinkle finish), including the lever (I also removed the plate). The missing paint on the lever just adds character, so I'll continue to leave it alone. I love this little 99 machine regardless of how it looks---the crinkle finish makes it look so utilitarian.

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    Jennb; My prayers are with you.

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    Jennb,

    I am sorry sorry to read of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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