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Any chance of saving this machine

Old 03-13-2011, 10:12 PM
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I recently found in the old barn,my MIL's old machine. I looked the serial # up and found out it is a class model 27 made in 1910. My question is has a machine ever been "saved" and made useful again. It is rusty and the wheel will not turn. I hate to see it gone forever. Have any of the experts on this board ever been faced with this same problem?
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:32 PM
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Hi there... I don't know about this particular machine... but there have been several 'bad' machines being saved. Go over to the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop from the home page of this site (scroll down, it under "User Defined Topic Lists". Then check out the tutorials on cleaning machines...
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:33 PM
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Look in the "Vintage Machines" section. Billy (Lostn51) has very good tutes that shows how to restore vintage machines. There's hope for your baby yet! :thumbup:
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:48 PM
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It can be done, but it's a lot of work. I think the start would be to soak in oil (meaning submersion in an oil bath) for quite a long period of time in order to get it moving again.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by virtualbernie
Look in the "Vintage Machines" section. Billy (Lostn51) has very good tutes that shows how to restore vintage machines. There's hope for your baby yet! :thumbup:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm
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Good luck, hope you can get it running again!
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:52 AM
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You can do it!
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