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    I wonder if alcohol takes the paint off when you want it to?
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Well I have to say I'm absolutely enchanted by my new little 1956 222K "Brenda" ... I love her so much more than I thought I would.... and WOW. What a stitch!! Absolutely beautiful and I haven't even got her working smoothly yet.

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    The dirtiest parts of the machine: inside the bobbin race and under the feed dogs - the mechanism to lower and raise the feed dogs is quite sticky.. wondering if there's gunk in there I can't see or get to?? Advice on getting this working would be great!
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ID:	418572 Case 'before' and 'after'! I seriously just thought the case was scuffed and old but turns out it was just some sort of weird gunk that was all over it. Looks SO much better now... although I was a bit scared scrubbing it. Can anyone tell me what they are actually covered with? I'm just curious to know. The black covering a bit torn/worn off on the corners. I remember someone mentioning black shoe polish - is that the done thing?

    The other shop issue I have to deal with is that one of the two holes where you're supposed to fill the motor with grease looks like it's completely blocked up with hardened old grease. I have no idea about motor stuff so any tips for what I should do to make sure the motor is all okay and has what it needs would also be greatly appreciated.

    ...But I'm just thrilled with the condition of the machine as it was presented so poorly in the photos on eBay - I wasn't expecting it to be so nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
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    Thanks Steve! Now that you point it out, it's obvious!
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    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/ho...sing.html#more

    Frudemoo, some good visual instructions on the link above for oiling your sewing machine. Cleaning the hole oil holes technique may work for the motor grease ports.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
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    Frudemoo, some good visual instructions on the link above for oiling your sewing machine. Cleaning the hole oil holes technique may work for the motor grease ports.
    Thanks Caroline, that's great. I missed that there were further oil holes to lookout for in the workings of the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Thanks for this Sharon... I didn't notice anything but was being light-handed. I'll have to do a test somewhere to see at what point the paint starts to dissolve.
    I found out the hard way with a FW I was servicing for customer. I dripped a bit on the paint and poof it was gone where it dripped. Your 222 is lovely!
    Sharon

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    A pic of my "new girl" on my very messy bench:
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    Just by turning the handwheel, she sews nice stitches, and she's not a noisy as some folks claim.
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    Charlee it is a good thing you and I don't live close - I would have wanted to buy that one, too. Actually I have one anyway. I don't think mine is all that noisy. I got mine because someone put in the wrong needle. Buy a pack of 100 needles and you won't feel too much pain in the pocket book for needles. I think some places will let you buy a couple sizes. I'm thinking those will treadle real nice - mine turns nice and free at any rate.
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    I'll have to wait til next payday to get the 100 pack of needles, because from what I see it's double the cost to just buy a few!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I wonder if alcohol takes the paint off when you want it to?
    It does the opposite for me. I have a few glasses and the bad spots disappear! But in the morning they are back and I have to start drinking all over again.
    Miriam, If you have paint on a plated piece it will take it off and should not damage the plating. There are other things that will remove paint that are designed to do so. If you are trying to strip something to repaint it you need to be absolutely positive that you do not have any of the stripper left on the piece. If you have residue, the paint will not stick to it or will have flaws. A paint thinner is a good choice to wipe off residue. Use the same thinner as the paint type you are going to use and use a primer.
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    This is Cleo. She is a Singer 127 Sphinx Treadle Machine from 1916 (SN G4994196). She has not been altered with a motor. I purchased her off of Craig's List where the seller was selling her as an antique piece of furniture. He thoughts I was nuts when I started gingerly checking moving parts. "You are not planning to really use it are you?!" With TLC and a new belt she smoothly sews beautifully.
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    This one in my Baby. She is used for almost all of my sewing at home but has a younger sister that is at my Mom's and was the machine I learned to sew on. She is a 1951 Singer Long-bed Slant Needle 301 (SN NA103058). She is a quilter's dream.
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    New Free #5 from Spokane GW -I love the cabinet as much as the machine!She a few specks that the top gold layer is missing but the under gold color is there.Old dust and lint inside but is cleaning up well Name:  IMG_1192.JPG
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    Love every bit of her.
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    Kasey 1937 221-1 Featherweight, Red Eye Singer Treadle 66-1, 2 301's both long and short bed, 403, Free Number 5 Treadle, Jones hand crank Kenmore 158 19131, Viking Lilly 555

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    [QUOTE=Wavewatcher;6121884]This one in my Baby. She is used for almost all of my sewing at home but has a younger sister that is at my Mom's and was the machine I learned to sew on. She is a 1951 Singer Long-bed Slant Needle 301 (SN NA103058). She is a quilter's dream.
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    She is very neat looking and you have her so well set up. I think that this will be my next goal in the VSM world!
    ~Karen
    Kasey 1937 221-1 Featherweight, Red Eye Singer Treadle 66-1, 2 301's both long and short bed, 403, Free Number 5 Treadle, Jones hand crank Kenmore 158 19131, Viking Lilly 555

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    Vintage Vertical Feed and Packard

    What do you guys think? They were headed to the trash and I had to save them. What am I looking at here? I'd like to get them sewing or find them a good home.
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    The treadle is a Davis Vertical Feed machine. They are especially sought after by quilters since there are no feed dogs (hence: vertical feed). They are wonderful for attaching binding to the quilt or any sewing where there are multiple fabric layers that would normally do best with a walking foot. Lucky you!

    I know nothing about the other machine except that it looks to be a 15 clone based on what I've seen here on QB.

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    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Model 66 lotus

    Here's my newest machine, a 1924 model 66 with the lotus decal: It was $15 and was seized up, and minus cabinet. I freed it up, removed the electric motor and put it in my '50s treadle cabinet. Much better fit!
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    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Mike, what a nice find...where did you get her?

    I missed a gorgeous old Wertheim at an op shop in Nunawading last month....it was completely seized, the box was split and it had nothing with it but its decals were really pretty and I was hankering for a project. They wouldn't bargain down from $150.000 and a week later it was gone.

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    I got it on ebay. starting price was $15 and nobody else bid, mainly because it was in Geelong. I had to go there anyway for a load of pattern mags, so made a day of it (it's only an hour and a bit away).
    $150 is pretty exy for a non-Singer that needs that much work. If it looks old, add a zero. How do they think they can charge this and call themselves "opportunity shops". Then again, someone must have actually paid it!
    Yes American friends, this is what thrift shops in Melbourne charge. ruby2shoes, you're better off at estate garage sales. Sellers still ask too much but when machines are still there at the end of the day, they're always willing to make a deal (what will they do with it?), which is how I got my 319K and its cabinet.
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby2shoes View Post
    They wouldn't bargain down from $150.000 and a week later it was gone.
    Wow, $150... was it at Savers?? :]

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    First time posting in this thread, I'm just taking inventory of all the singers I have bought over the years and didn't know anything about them. I just loved them. Well I'm learning fast. Sometimes I read so much here my eyes hurt! Lol! This one is a 99 - AA547595 - 15,000 manufactured August 4 1925. It has the knee control. Wiring looks a little dicey but it moves well. I'm very excited. I didn't know I had two 99's!! Hope I got this right!
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    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

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    Love this second one.

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    Well thanks to the direction from some QB members on how to clean and oil this beauty, I now have a fully functioning Bernina Record 930 from the late 1970's.

    It sews like a dream and so quiet.

    Which I got for a whole $50!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Wow, $150... was it at Savers?? :]
    There isn't a savers in Nunawading, but I was in Savers a few weeks ago and they had a nice Singer in its box (didn't check the model) for $45! They seem pretty cheap to me. The op shop nearest them, however...
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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