Its ugly but its mine

Old 11-30-2013, 03:11 PM
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I went out looking for a universal foot controller I could use on the Singer 15-91 I found a few weeks ago and came back with several, all on working vintage machines. I stopped at one last flea market before home just looking for one that was being sold as for parts that I could rob the controller off of. Back in the of the place I spied a couple antique machines and ask about them since they didn't have a price. The guy said to make an offer so I did. The other machine will get its own thread. I offered the man $20 for BOTH machines and he accepted it, even carried them out to the truck for me.

This is an antique Singer # G5751388. From looking at the Singer date site it appears this machine was made in 1910. Its missing the shuttle and the bobbin but I can find those a bit later. This machine I gave
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Well, I hope you love projects! LOL
Hope you have lots of fun making it go again
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:26 PM
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I love projects and after the first of the year I'll have a lot of time to play with it.
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Can someone chime in and tell me what I should use to remove the dirt? Soapy water on a soft cloth? or something stronger?
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Can someone chime in and tell me what I should use to remove the dirt? Soapy water on a soft cloth? or something stronger?
Soapy water might clean it but you could have a bit of rust if it gets into the moving parts. Glenn did not use anything else before he did the tutorial:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post6431860 He just got out his stuff and used a rag - cleaned it up very nicely. Believe me that machine was plenty dirty. He sure did transform it, too. Flick off the dust bunnies before you start.

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You can use a damp cloth to remove the loose dirt or you can wipe it down with naptha before this process.
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Glenn & Miriam: How is it one of your lives in Alabama and the other in Indiana; and you can do something as great as the tute you did on cleaning up the Red Eye Singer?
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Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady
Glenn & Miriam: How is it one of your lives in Alabama and the other in Indiana; and you can do something as great as the tute you did on cleaning up the Red Eye Singer?
We are magic!!! No just good friends who visit each other on occasion and we both have a love for these old machines. Plus my wife loves to shop in Indy
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Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady
Glenn & Miriam: How is it one of your lives in Alabama and the other in Indiana; and you can do something as great as the tute you did on cleaning up the Red Eye Singer?
Phil and Glenn and I are really smart now aren't we?
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Phil and Glenn and I are really smart now aren't we?
I'm just glad you guys are here!!!!!
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