My latest 66 Singer

Old 09-20-2018, 07:01 AM
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Default My latest 66 Singer

This was on the ground at a flea market a couple weeks ago.

It would only turn about 66-granett-frust-front-b.jpg
10 degrees at the handwheel. I thought "parts machine"

But sometimes you have to reconsider your initial thoughts. I got out the oil bottle and kept at it. Took out part of the drive system for the bobbin and re-installed everything. Now it just has a few degrees of significant drag. Guess I am not done yet.

I hadn't seen a pincushion like this. So, yep it has pin rash on the pillar. Oh well.

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Old 09-20-2018, 06:18 PM
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Isn't it amazing what these old have been through and still able to come back to original purpose.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:13 AM
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It might polish up nicely. Rust comes off in my exerience, my 201 had a bit behind the face plate, but after about a year of use and regular maintanance it's gone. I didn't even work hard at it. Other parts took quite a bit of effort to get clean and again though.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:31 PM
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What an odd place for the pin rag. Usually the pin rash is right in front. Maybe the owner was left handed and didn't like to reach across the area where the take-up lever would be.
Nice of you to rescue this old girl.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:33 PM
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I’ve rescued a couple like that. Very time consuming but they do sew freely when you get them cleaned up.
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Aah, don't you just love these old girls!
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Nice machine. I'll bet you can get it working.
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