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What could be worse than a rusted Singer model 66?

Old 06-24-2020, 11:11 AM
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What could be worse than a rusted Singer model 66? A Singer model 66 that has been antiqued! Thats what! Someone has taken a beautiful Lotus blossom Singer 66 and sprayed lacker all over it. I got it for a good price but what a headache its going to be to get is sewing. serial number B908241


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Old 06-24-2020, 11:50 AM
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Looks as though it was sprayed with rust first! I have a very similar machine that didn't look quite that bad, but once I cleaned up the insides it has turned out to be the smoothest spinning machine I have.
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pic #2 concerns me the most. It that hand wheel askew?
. It should be perpendicular to the bed.
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Old 06-24-2020, 12:00 PM
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More rusted up 66s and others. Is that worse?
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Some interior descrators use old, rusty things as decorative items. That's who probably sprayed it with lacquer. Watch that American Picker's show -- they go ga-ga over old, beat-up, rusty advertising signs. Old, beat-up, rusty anything, as a matter of fact. I can't imagine having something like that hanging on my wall and wonder who does.

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Old 06-24-2020, 04:39 PM
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I finally got the needle plate off. Its not pretty.

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Old 06-25-2020, 07:15 AM
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yep, it's pretty ugly now, but you can save it.

I like to use and offfset screwdriver or a pocketknife with a screwdriver blade half way out for the back presserfoot screw. ( late your disassembly. I know)

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Old 06-28-2020, 03:14 PM
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Drastic measures. I think we are going to need a bigger bucket.

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I hope that "very good price" wasn't more than $5. It apparently sat out in the rain and collected water everywhere, such as the bobbin area. What a brave person you are to tackle this.
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Here it is. Straight from the bucket of evapo-rust.
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