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I may be crazy. Rustbucket June

Old 09-25-2018, 11:22 AM
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This haunted me for about a month. I finally dragged it home. The only thing I know is missing is the flat thread tension plate. This one will challenge my patience and skill. Don't be expecting an "after" shot soon. June went out of business in 1890june-front-b.jpg

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but hey, it has a shuttle...woo hooo.

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Old 09-25-2018, 11:52 AM
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Oh my gosh, yes you're crazy! That is far more rust than I would want to tackle.

Yesterday on my walk around town I saw three sewing machines sitting in three different backyards. One was a White about that rusty.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:53 AM
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Your June might be worse than the Brunswick/National Massey850's terrible grandmother threw out in the back yard decades ago. Very impressive restorations if they turn out to stitch again. They need wooden bases or treadle irons too. Sometimes I wonder why we do these things. 1890? Maybe 15 liter container of evaporust or something like that.
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I saw a video where a man soaked a machine in a barrel of molasses for about a week, came out pretty clean. Don't know where a barrel of molasses could be bought. Just a crazy thought.
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Cola often works.
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If the White in the backyard had a hand crank you should grab it.
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That Brunswick was iimpressive. I Don't think I will be finding decals anywhere. Haven't even spotted a part number yet.
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Because of the possible harsh effects on teeth the took out phosphoric acid in colas a couple of years ago, it's not as effective as it once was. People are still cleaning toilets with it though. The best rust removers are very good, I think most large hard ware type stores have an alternative. I have never had anything this rusty to get shiny again though. I have been looking for something that works and I can fill a big container with. If acids are used it needs to be rinsed off, even given a baking soda bath after. It can cause harm later on if not. The way we fuzz with quality lubricant, they once made a big point that machine oil had to be acid free. I'm noting down good rust removal products, and I know at least two of the more known brands are good.
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A soak in an electrolysis tank might be an option. You are braver than me.
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Poor old gal! My heart brakes for her! Hope you can free her from her rusty prison.
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