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Thread: $25 New Ideal "D"

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    $25 New Ideal "D"

    This machine is not in my time frame but for $25 I just could not say no...

    I cleaned the dirt off, a quick wipe down with oil, that's it.

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    The decals are lovely! May I recomend Mother's Chrome Polish (available in the Auto Dept. at Walmart) to shine up the chrome parts. She's a real beauty!

    Colleen

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    Nice pick up!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    What a beautiful machine! It would have been hard to pass on

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    Very interesting machine in great shape. Nice find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmrenno View Post
    May I recomend Mother's Chrome Polish (available in the Auto Dept. at Walmart) to shine up the chrome parts. She's a real beauty!Colleen
    I have in fact used Mother polish before, good stuff.

    In this case I think it is a bit far gone for cleaner. (but I may do a test bit...hmmmm)

    I currently plan to begin by taking them off, soft wirewheeling the rust, and then polishing them on my bench buffer.

    it's funny how these start looking so "modern" when you spent the last few weeks on 1870's machines.

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    Your machine is really pretty. the decals are so nice. I understand why you couldn't say no. Their innards look bare don't they?

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    Very, very pretty!

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    what a beauty!

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    A little elbow grease... two clean slides and needle plate.

    Still need work and polishing, but they are clean now and a serial number is visible.
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    What a beautiful machine.

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    Nice cleanup on the chrome. I love how the whole pillar can be exposed for cleaning as well ... that's a bonus!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    What a beauty!!!

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    What an awesome looking machine!!!!!!

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    I, too, love the intricate decals. Does she work?

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    Oooo she is dressed in her Sunday Best.
    J J (jbj137)

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    G = girl R =raised I = in T = the S = South

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbj137 View Post
    Oooo she is dressed in her Sunday Best.
    Funny you should say that... Heather's comment was that this machine reminded her of a little old lady dressed up for a night out on the town...

    The pictures do not do it justice. the tri-colored leaves look exactly like the three colors of black hills gold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew4nin View Post
    I, too, love the intricate decals. Does she work?
    She is REALLY stiff in the joints, but she's already had her first dose of sewing machine glucosamine (tri-flo) and is already moving better. I am being VERY gentle with that cause I can still feel a "limp" in her walk. and I want to see what is gummed up.

    I have spent the last few days with a Wheeler and Wilson #8 dismantled on my kitchen table because All of my efforts (and Heathers) have been focused on getting my friends new armor and padding built and adjusted for US National tryouts this weekend. We are DONE with that finally, so the sewing machines can get back to being loved on. After the #8 is reassembled, this little lady will be getting a "spa" day.

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    Such a pretty machine! And I know you will make shine.

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    georgeous machine! (oops! I think I forgot how to spell) I would not have passed up the machine either - even though I have numerous vintage machines already and absolutely do not need any more. Great find - have fun with it

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    what a beauty. bet you could sell it on ebay for more than you paid.

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    This is just beautiful. Good job!

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    At last!! Someone posted a picture of a bobbin like the one that was in my grandmother's machine. I was beginning to think my memory was playing tricks on me!! Gorgeous machine, by the way.

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    Wow, 25.00 what a beauty!!!

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