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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Machine Photos

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    well done! Inspiring work. Don't be embarrassed, you earned the praise, and you use it to motivate yourself going forward, not to prop yourself up and rest on... well done.

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    Gorgeous cabinet, Macybaby. Hope mine looks as nice when I get it. My dd is giving me one for my birthday. she got it from a friend of hers. didn't know she knew anyone who sewed except me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    My friend gave me a new toy last week. Its the same model as yours. Once I learned how to thread it, I was able to sew some string blocks; perfect stitches too. It's a 1917 White Rotary, I'm so happy that its all mine. I hope to find a cabinet for it, want to remove the motor and treadle it. The #2 picture shows the pile of compacted lint I found under the feed dogs and in the bobbin area. I'm glad it was stored inside someone's house, no rust; it just needed to be oiled. The wiring is in very good condition too.
    Sharon W.
    I bought this cabinet and machine today, for $75. However the whole thing reeks of stale cigarettes. YUCK!

    http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/4132880300.html

    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I bought this cabinet and machine today, for $75. However the whole thing reeks of stale cigarettes. YUCK!

    http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/4132880300.html

    Sharon
    Well, it looks like they took the pictures through a haze of cigarette smoke, so I am not surprised.

    They thought it might make a nice bathroom sink?
    Mark

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    Cathy, how did you get your treadle top to go back to that lighter colour? It looks fantastic.
    1939 Singer 221, 1926 Singer 15-88 treadle, 1980 Singer Starlet 496, 1947 Singer 201-3, 1916 Singer 99k Handcrank

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    Really pretty cabinet Sharon! I hope that once we get the black paint off mine will be a pretty warm oak again.
    Good luck with the removal of the smoke smell...maybe start with baking soda in saucers set in the drawers? It won't cause any damage and maybe will help
    Cathie in Ut
    Who tends to be like a bird who is distracted by sparkly and shiny things!

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    just picked this cool singer pattern tracing tool.

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    I have an Actor buddy who likes to walk through his neighborhood in Hollywood including the local businesses. There is a small family bookbinder shop that has this in the front of the shop. The owner used it for book binding until the needle broke. I'm helping to get it ID'd and the correct needle determined. (I have my opinions but for now, mum's the word)

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    Steve, you find the most interesting things.
    😊 wilburness 😊

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    That is a very cool machine Steve. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I have been working on a Singer 27 in a Treadle Cabinet from 1896 for a good friend of mine. It has been in their family for generations but only used as a piece of furniture for at least the last 40 years. The machine was neglected for at least that long too. I finished restoring it yesterday and wanted to share some before and after pictures of this wonderful machine. I did not repaint or replace a single part on it. I used car wax to clean it and followed up with sewing machine oil. The varnish was badly oxidized so I did not rub hard. I just gently waxed it and I had no additional "silvering" of the decals and had no loss of any of them either. The metal parts were cleaned with wadding polish and some were polished with a Dremel with a buffing wheel with jewelers rouge. Some of the parts were really rusted badly and pitted too but I was able to improve them quite a bit. Some parts like the foot lever, I thought that would have to be replaced, but it came out as smooth and shiny as a new piece.
    ~G~

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