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    OK, this is my 4th Bernina. This one needs some real clean up but..."It's a Bernina" 802. Can't stop myself. Any suggestions for rehab (preferably in Florida) would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdalton82 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    My girlfriend and I stumbled across an old Singer treadle for sale that has all the working parts (I think) and just needs a bit of love to make it look fabulous again and get working. We're no experts and would like some advice if possible!

    The model is the one shown in this thread I believe http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t184281.html

    We'd like to know the date is possible, the number we see is G8540852, any helpers?

    The wood is generally in good condition, although the fold down top has some damage. Is it possible to get a replacement, or too rare? Also, any hints on generally cleaning up the wood?

    The beautiful decals are faded, I don't suppose there is a way to restore these?

    Any help would be much appreaciated!
    Welcome. :-)

    Date appears to have been issued Jan 1921 but Singer assigned serial #s in batches so there is no way to pinpoint the exact date of manufacture. Two sources point to 1921:
    G8540852
    G-8515551 to G-9126000 = 1921 per http://www.singerco.com/support/mach.../single-letter

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    G- 8583551 to 8584550 January 28 1921


    Wood restoration is general furniture refinishing. You can wash it but try not to use lots of water because water makes shellac turn cloudy. You can "French polish" the shellac and leave it on. Or, strip all shellac off with denatured alcohol and then steel wool the cabinet smooth, and then stain it if desired and then brush new shellac on it. If veneer is missing, people either peel the rest of it off, or do a Dutchman patch, or you can get veneer sheets from Woodcraft or other supply house and re-veneer it.

    Decals: Not much way to restore those unless you are good at handpainting.

    Read threads here and you can also check out http://www.treadleon.net/ for restoration tips.

    I steel-wooled and wirebrushed the treadle base and painted it satin black, then got a couple bottles of gold gilt paint, decided which one looked the best color, and repainted the gold accents on the treadle base. Some people used stove polish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Turn the plate over. Do you see one end has openings on the edges and the other does not? You have to put it toward the needle, then slide it on to the clips. Some times the spring clips need a little coaxing with a screw driver to go in the grooves. But it goes the opposite way you do when you use it. Make any sense?
    I tried Miriam but no go! All I managed to do was scuff up the black paint on the edge of the opening. Here's what the backside of the plate looks like.

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    OK - different kind than I was thinking - the clips go on each side - go at an angle and twist. Pry the spring with a screwdriver to get it slid on.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Just a note on the Bernina, I knew it was running rough....supposedly was "serviced" less than a year ago. BONE DRY and full of lint... People are really being robbed of their hard earned money... I'm in shock and I'm not easy shocked!!!

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    I picked up an Elna like the one I burned out in 1990... This one was full of lint and bone dry oil. It sounds real good now that it is cleaned up. The man's wife left him and took a Kenmore with the Elna attachments and left the Elna with the Kenmore attachments.
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    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3816143877.html
    somebody on here buy that thing so it doesn't get butchered... I'm out of room. ARGH.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    OK - different kind than I was thinking - the clips go on each side - go at an angle and twist. Pry the spring with a screwdriver to get it slid on.
    I'd better wait until tomorrow. I work better in broad daylight. Thanks, Miriam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3816143877.html
    somebody on here buy that thing so it doesn't get butchered... I'm out of room. ARGH.
    It's a beauty! Too bad you can't make room for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisM View Post
    It's a beauty! Too bad you can't make room for it.
    We are piled high and deep with tables and cabinets - very narrow walk way - something needs to give. People around here don't have basements so they don't want tables. They want machines in cases. I need to have a table sale or something. I have way too many treadle tables, too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Man I wish I lived close to that beauty, I would have it so fast. My Sphinx would look awesome in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    We are piled high and deep with tables and cabinets - very narrow walk way - something needs to give. People around here don't have basements so they don't want tables. They want machines in cases. I need to have a table sale or something. I have way too many treadle tables, too.
    I live in a 4 bedroom house (no basement) and even I wouldn't have room for it. Though, come to think of it, if it was in my city (or even nearby), I think I'd make room for it in my bedroom. I seem to see a LOT of sewing machines in cabinets listed in Goodwill for pick up only in Indianapolis.

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    It's a Davis cabinet, most likely for a full sized machine. I wish the head was still with the body.

    Jon


    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3816143877.html
    somebody on here buy that thing so it doesn't get butchered... I'm out of room. ARGH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisM View Post
    I live in a 4 bedroom house (no basement) and even I wouldn't have room for it. Though, come to think of it, if it was in my city (or even nearby), I think I'd make room for it in my bedroom. I seem to see a LOT of sewing machines in cabinets listed in Goodwill for pick up only in Indianapolis.
    I have cabinets wall to wall and stacked. I don't have a Davis... Do Davis hinges line up with Singer hinges??? The treadle bases I have do not all have cabinet mates. The machines don't go with them either. Pretty bazaar lot in there... I'm going to have to have a massive sale here or haul them all to your'alls houses.

    Among others, I have a Margarette cabinet/legs without a head. The head was a fiddle base. Would a different fiddle head fit in there? The cabinet is nice. I'm short on Singer sets.

    Yes I am hauling machines home from GW pretty regularly - so are 2 or 3 others. Someone is specializing in the computer machines. Someone is specializing in machines that aren't computer but does various stitches. They out bid me usually. I don't know them. It would be better if we worked together though. I wonder where all those machines come from. I don't see much on CL at all. I don't know where the machines are going later... I have found a few from garage sales but not enough to burn gas looking. It's a head scratcher. Quite a few of the machines I've gotten have been very nice. Then I have some that are hopeless if I expect to turn a dollar... If you have your eye on one... shrug... Lately there have been some on there I'm just not going to buy. I can't get rid of them if I do... I turned down a couple today. I don't know how to get rid of them fast enough. Maybe I need to load up the truck and go on a road trip.
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    That was a great story. One of my Aunts ha mother who made hats for ladies in Sioux City, IA . I didn't hear the story until after the aunt had died , I really would have liked to hear some stories. Love this site and really enjoy all the helpful posts.

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    Jon,

    Would a Minnesota Model B made by Davis fit in the cabinet Miriam posted?

    Joe-whodoesn'thaveanyroomeither...but....

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3816143877.html
    somebody on here buy that thing so it doesn't get butchered... I'm out of room. ARGH.
    Oh, my, I want it, I want it, I want it BUT Florida to Indy...too far. It is soooo beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    OK - different kind than I was thinking - the clips go on each side - go at an angle and twist. Pry the spring with a screwdriver to get it slid on.
    I got it on, Miriam! I found that I had to remove one of those tiny screws on the backside which allowed me to maneuver the blasted thing. Such an easy fix after all. Thanks for your help.

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    Hello I have found a singer locally on goodwill site I have the serial # and some info but how do I find the modle #?
    It is a Singer AG022129, gorrila finish, base is 61/2" X 12", 10" tall.
    Any help would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windblown View Post
    Hello I have found a singer locally on goodwill site I have the serial # and some info but how do I find the modle #?
    It is a Singer AG022129, gorrila finish, base is 61/2" X 12", 10" tall.
    Any help would be great.
    It's a model 99 produced in July 9, 1941.

    Check it here:

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...l-numbers.html

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    Joe,
    Minnesota B has a unique footprint so you'd need a "B" or Davis Sears Burdick cabinet which this does not appear to be.

    Jon


    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Jon,

    Would a Minnesota Model B made by Davis fit in the cabinet Miriam posted?

    Joe-whodoesn'thaveanyroomeither...but....

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    Thank You LoisM, I found that page once and then could not find it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Joe,
    Minnesota B has a unique footprint so you'd need a "B" or Davis Sears Burdick cabinet which this does not appear to be.

    Jon
    Jon,
    Thanks for the update. It sure is purty though.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Jon,
    Thanks for the update. It sure is purty though.

    Joe
    How do you retro fit something in there???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I have a question about Necchi's. What is the difference between a Supernova, Supernova BU, and a Supernova Ultra? I picked up a Supernova head yesterday that is green in color, and it is an Italian made machine. It is a BU Supernova. And does anyone know where I can find a free manual? Thank you.
    p.s. Miriam, it is already oiled and in it's "Time Out".
    ~G~

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