Gifted a Singer 66 for rescue

Old 07-10-2015, 03:32 PM
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My favorite Sewing Machine repair shop owner gifted me aSinger 66 (1913) and the irons for rescue. This was a surprise and haspresented a real challenge. I am sure that many questions will follow.
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Nice gift! The machine and irons both look complete. That puts you ahead of the game right there. You just have some quality time ahead of you cleaning it up and getting things moving the way they should again.
I can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Blessed, and doubly blessed!

Enjoy the journey. I can't wait to see the "after" photos.
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Rodney they are both complete and I took a few stitches with the machine and it sews.
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Originally Posted by KenZ
Rodney they are both complete and I took a few stitches with the machine and it sews.
Daaang! No cleaning and it stitched? I'm impressed.
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Daaang! No cleaning and it stitched? I'm impressed.
Ha they are like roaches. You can't kill them.
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After the apocalypse there will be cockroaches suing treadle sewing machines.

I was impressed that it sewed *before* cleaning. I would have though thread would catch on the rust.
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I did oil it with kerosene and leave it set in the sun untilit freed up enough to turn. Then I oiled the entire machine. The rusty tension disksdid prevent me from getting a good tension setting.

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What a blessing. Can't wait to see your progress on this.
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She will be soooooo pretty when you have her cleaned up and oiled Do post pics of your progress
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