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Old 02-14-2021, 08:59 PM
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Second sewing cabinet question of the day... I've noticed in my sewing cabinet drawer on the far right, a semi circle piece of metal. That side of the drawer also seems to be a bit more open in the back than the rest of the drawer. I'm assuming this serves some sort of important function, I just haven't been able to figure out what that function is. Any ideas?

And again, thanks for everyone's help. I've been learning a lot about my vintage machine + cabinet in the last couple of days.
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:35 PM
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I have that cabinet for my Singer 15-91. Not positive but I believe it is for the oil can. Years ago they were short and squat. I had one for another FW, it had a goose neck too. It will be interesting if someone else knows for sure.
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Old 02-15-2021, 05:19 AM
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Second sewing cabinet question of the day... I've noticed in my sewing cabinet drawer on the far right, a semi circle piece of metal. That side of the drawer also seems to be a bit more open in the back than the rest of the drawer. I'm assuming this serves some sort of important function, I just haven't been able to figure out what that function is. Any ideas?

And again, thanks for everyone's help. I've been learning a lot about my vintage machine + cabinet in the last couple of days.
Yes, it's for your oil can.
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It would be for the oil can that was available at that time. It would be like the green one pictured at https://oldsingersewingmachineblog.f...-11-20_215.jpg or it could have the spout in the center as pictured at https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/09...g?v=1507764677 Since it would need to fit in the fold out drawer and still be able to close, you can get some idea of the size.

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Old 02-16-2021, 07:07 AM
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It would be for the oil can that was available at that time. It would be like the green one pictured at https://oldsingersewingmachineblog.f...-11-20_215.jpg or it could have the spout in the center as pictured at https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/09...g?v=1507764677 Since it would need to fit in the fold out drawer and still be able to close, you can get some idea of the size.

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Janey, you are amazing. You are so clear with your answers and almost always include good links. Thanks for sharing.
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