Hi Vintage Machine lovers... I have a question.
I have two Singer 27s that I have found. I am not going to keep both. So I have to decide which one to sell. I want to use the 27 that I keep as a treadle machine (both are currently electrified) and both are in cases. What sorts of things should I check for to see which machine is of better mechanical condition, less wear, less problems.
Both have the shuttle and one bobbin (in the shuttle).
Both have cases. (I will choose which case I want to keep).
While both are Sphinx decal's - one is nicer looking, not so much wear, pin rash or silvering. The other has wear and silvering over 50% of it. However...
The machine with decal wear was used by someone's grandmother all her life, she took care of it, and I got it from the estate sale still in oiled and 'clean' condition. The other I do not know the history of, since I bought it from an antique collector who has had it on a shelf for 20 years as a display. It moves...but is very, very dry. I have not attempted to clean it up yet.
Is there a way to tell if the pressure bar is worn out? Or if some of the other gearing, wheels, etc. should be replaced?
Can I get a flight check list, please?! lol ... thanks all for your expertise!