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

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    OK I am in a bind. Fixing a machine and can't afford to get some briwax to prevent rusting on the plated parts. However, I did read that 2-3 coats of clear finger nail polish will prevent rust on metal surfaces? Would this be safe or work? Anyone tried it?

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    I use Kit automotive wax. Or a light coat of oil will do it. Nail polish is a lacquer, you need to be very careful where you put it. I can damage other paint and decals too.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I use Kit automotive wax. Or a light coat of oil will do it. Nail polish is a lacquer, you need to be very careful where you put it. I can damage other paint and decals too.

    Joe
    I wasn't going to put it on any painted parts or decals. Just the nickel plated parts.

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    I am just going to use turtle wax since i already have some.

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    I have come across some strange odds and ends that end up with sewing machines from time to time. Some of them I have no idea what they are for. I found a scraper in with a vintage Pfaff a while back and kept it thinking that it didn't go with the sewing machine. The other day I was looking through an attachment box for another vintage Pfaff and found the same scraper. It could be just by chance, but I am thinking that it is not. Can anyone tell me what this tool is for sure and what do you do with it?
    ~G~

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    If the edge is sharp, it's probably a buttonhole cutter/chisel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by path49 View Post
    If the edge is sharp, it's probably a buttonhole cutter/chisel.
    Yes, it is sharp and the blades are changeable. THAT makes sense to me now. Thank you.
    ~G~

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    My Alden's Magic ZZ came with a wooden handled tool with 3 or 4 sharp blades. In the owners manual it has instructions on how to use it for cutting button holes.

    Pretty neat stuff these machines come with.

    Joe

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    Feldman sewing machine

    Does anyone know anything about a Feldman sewing machine?
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    I found one on an auction...
    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/8004855
    The machine can't be older than the company:
    http://businessprofiles.com/details/...s-inc/NY-11393
    They also made hat stretchers:
    http://www.americanheritage.com/content/stretcher-hat
    Makes me sort of wonder if that machine was for sewing hat bands -
    sews near the edge sort of like a free arm with harp space.
    Glenn you could have a whole new career...
    It looks like Feldman has changed what they do over the years...
    Last edited by miriam; 05-12-2013 at 01:32 AM.
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