|dirty and dull has pretty decals|
I was so happy to see my treasure actually work. I paid 20.00 her for at a garage sale on Craig's list. Her bones and decals were in great shape so my husband talked the people down and we brought her home.The only thing that I needed to do was clean the metal parts. I use fine grit steel wool to remove the rust and polish the chrome.It works pretty good.I spray the parts with W D 40 once in a while.I usually use sewing machine oil. the machine cleaned up really well. Nothing is rusty that I couldn't clean so here are some before and after pics.The cabinet has 4 doors and sections to keep sewing items and or some patterns. one door opens to show you 3 drawers and then the front doors open when you use her to sew and hold bobbins thread.really nice design. I didn't find out the 2 outside doors worked or were even there till I got the machine home.
|(1) Treadle Head not cleaned up,starting to go down in cabinet|
This machine a Standard Sewing Machine was manufactured in Cleveland Ohio . Then they were bought out by Singer later I believe.When you first see any machine with rust you wonder in your head is this thing going to clean up and be a working running machine or am I buying a boat anchor ? If the wheel turns easily you usually know it will work. Hopefully has all its parts and you can remove the rust...... I am still learning everyday about these old gals and is really a learning process. If not for the internet I wouldn't have been able to find out about the spider attachment is so cool and I got it to work easily. To see the machine you have worked on and researched quite a bit I may add work and function like it did 100 yrs ago is truly a wonderful feeling as many of you know.!!!Thanks every one on the internet for all your great help and information you gave me from the Quilters website where I posted some questions and 2 the yahoo groups ( We fix it & Vintage sewing machine repair) are super Yahoo news groups to go to for help so join them if you have an old machine and are interested in these old gals they are so great for help and information !!!!!
|(2) The first door open 1, second is the door to open when you are going to sew .It has pegs for thread and bobbins. There is a shelf below to put attachments etc.|
|(4) side panel opened and 3 drawers|
|(3) The top of the Treadle rusty|
|(5) dirty bobbin area|
|(6) shiny and clean and a new belt|
|(8) cleaned and dirty hinge what a difference|
|(7) chain stitch attachment called a" Spider"|
There are some new pictures of the Treadle. I bought this for chain stitching.... only this one works on a 'Stout' machine not my 'Slim' I have one that works.
|(9) Here is a space for bobbins and thread|