While I was cleaning the machine I couldn't help wonder who used this machine before. Young - Old - Male - Female - What Stories does it have to tell? Rest assured it will be well cared for so it can last another 103 years!.
Cleaning the cabinet: What did I use? Just pure Lemon Oil. I didn't want to use any harsh chemical on it because its over 100 years old. I did a search on the internet. Lots of info out there, but I wanted the simplest way. Here is a link to one of the videos. www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXlSHYVNcvM
What a difference a little scrub and polish can do.I couldn't wait to try her out so I used cord and dental floss as a belt. It works! She sew beautifully! The stitches are well formed. I couldn't be happier.
I ordered a new belt, bobbins, felt disks and rubber bobbin wheel for about $10 bucks.
|There are eight doors on the cabinet and five drawers.|
|Some chipped paint, but all in all is looks great!|
|You can see the rotten bobbin wheel on the right hand side as well as the "belt" which is held together with dental floss.|
|In the next two pictures you can see the belt guide. I thought it was broken, but found a video on you tube on how to replace a broken spring. Turns out mine was loose. So I followed the instruction and saved $19 bucks.|
|Missed cleaning here.|
|Cleaned up Nicely.|
|You can't believe how much lint I removed from here!!!!!!|
|There is a black spot I can't get out, but it shines!|
|Looks great considering the wheel was slightly rusted.|
I used 45 Q-Tips to clean it all up.