Gifted a real challenge

Old 01-17-2016, 08:45 PM
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This treadle was given to me by a neighbor. I cannot find the Singer date chart to find the date of manufacture or model number. The serial number is K282568. Can anyone help me identify and date this machine? The challenge is do I start with paint stripper or a sledge hammer. The up side is that the irons are in good shape. Can you believe that someone did this to a Singer treadle machine?
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:51 PM
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Oh, my! That is a challenge! But no doubt you are up to it.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:25 PM
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Yeah that's a doozey, that's even worse than my Jones, at least with mine they left the cabinet alone. I vote for paint stripper. The sledge hammer might give you instant gratification but it's a more permanent and messy solution.

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Old 01-18-2016, 04:37 AM
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Ismacs site says it is a Model 27, commissioned in June 17, 1902. If the trees in the cabinet were 200 years old when it was made, the wood could date from 1700. I vote paint stripper.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:41 AM
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Wow! I don't know that I've ever seen anyone do that to a machine before! Good luck. If it were me, I'd be going for the sledge hammer.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:42 AM
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Boy, that's an eye-opener for a Monday morning for sure!!
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:55 AM
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Poor sweet thing! Hope she cleans up nicely!
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:10 AM
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Paint stripper on the cabinet, but on the machine I'm not sure. I think I'd try with pain thinner first then go stronger.

But I would take the time and effort to fix it.

And sadly, yes I can believe someone did that to a Singer.

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Old 01-18-2016, 05:24 AM
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I'd trade you original finish drawers for the painted ones, and toss in a 27 in much nicer shape to boot. Looks like you need a lid too, I think I've got one of those, but it would be in about the same shape as the rest of the top of that cabinet.

I'm not in the "Save every one" camp. And this one I'd not deal with. Too many important items (tension, bobbin winder) are painted and may never clean up satisfactorily.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:21 AM
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​Oh the poor thing! You can save her right?
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