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    Senior Member harrishs's Avatar
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    I have been working on "pitiful Pearl" since I got her----so she went from the mess I posted yesterday to where we are now....She sews so pretty and purrs for me....You have to love these old machines, they just want to sew!
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    She looks like a "precious Pearl" now! :)

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    I absolutely love the name Pitiful Pearl. So glad you have saved her and brought her back to a wonderful, creative life,

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    Perhaps Pearl would be a good candidate for one of those custom paint jobs that Billy does. Maybe Pearl is secretly yearning to be purple, red or turquoise!

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    I'm so glad you saved her.

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    They're so cute, you can't but help to love them (FW)!

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    I think I can see her smiling!

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    She's so cute.

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    Good for you for not listening to those (me) telling you to return her...She looks happy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I absolutely love the name Pitiful Pearl. So glad you have saved her and brought her back to a wonderful, creative life,
    same here-love the name and glad you saved her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Perhaps Pearl would be a good candidate for one of those custom paint jobs that Billy does. Maybe Pearl is secretly yearning to be purple, red or turquoise!
    Or maybe Pearl would like to be like her name "pearl"!! :)

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    Awww...she deserved to be saved! Lucky Pearl!

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    Poor Pearl! She looked like someone had tied her all up and just tortured her, the poor thing. She looks a lot better now, for sure. How will you repair the crumbled metal on her base, if at all?

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    Pearl's a sweetie! I'm so glad you rescued her. You've done a good job cleaning her up!

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    When I bought my second FW from ebay, the seller said that the light worked but it didn't sew. I got her really cheap and tried the foot pedal from my other FW and she purred. Cleaned her up, serviced her and we are very happy.

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    Pearl looks like she feels a lot better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltbeagle
    Poor Pearl! She looked like someone had tied her all up and just tortured her, the poor thing. She looks a lot better now, for sure. How will you repair the crumbled metal on her base, if at all?
    I am doing some research if that can be repaired------she must have been in water or high moisture---because the bobbin case was rusted in----(WD40 to the rescue along with an old tooth brush and q-tips)----I think it was Billy that recommented liquid gold and wax for the finish and that has helped after cleaning . off all the old grease and gelled oil. The picture on e-bay showed the paint missing but not all the other problems. I felt so sorry for her when I took her out of the box----She just wants to be loved and used!

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    She is so pretty. It's fine to be a little worn in places, just ask my dh I am alittle worn in places too. Enjoy her!

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    I have an old Singer 301 that my mother had for years. Mom was a smoker and I have been wondering how to clean the machine to remove all the old cigarette yellowing from the smoke without dulling the paint finish. Any recommendations would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ann in TN

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    I new she was in the right home!

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    I new she was in the right home!

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    I had a doll in the 50's named Poor Pitiful Pearl. Your FW reminded me of her, but yours is now beautiful !!!!

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    I had a doll in the 50's named Poor Pitiful Pearl. Your FW reminded me of her, but yours is now beautiful !!!!

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    You did a wonderful job prettying her up!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D
    Hope you have lots of fun with her!!

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    I have a "knock off" of a FW , Mal's mini classic They made them to compete with the FW but it never took off. I love my Marvelous Minnie. One day I will have a FW but for today, MM and I are loving each other...

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