So quite recently - ever since the "Vintage sewing machine bonanza"- if you happened by my place this is what you might expect to see:
That's sewing machine parts soaking in SMO (acronym for "sewing machine oil" for the uninitiated, and yeah that was me only a few weeks ago....).
And yep I think its a special type of person that gets excited over that; an old machine getting restored to some of its former glory (but hey I'm totally there already- in fact I am totally warming your VSM seat, so who am I to judge?).
- This is my Singer 99K that I got in a recent bulk lot deal. Wiring works but realistically a bit iffy (total fire hazard IMHO) so this machine may end up being a hand crank conversion- no electrical issues that way ;)
So I am totally going to pad out the rest of this post with pics (but really that's probs what you really wanted to see right?).
Pretty scroll work:
Serial number (you can look these up on ISMACS), this one has a manufacture date of the 11th of June 1937:
Drop in bobbin case (with extra fluff and red felt "wick")
Crustiness on the latch that keeps the machine attached to the wooden base (not the hinge but the part that keeps it closed/together when you lift it up).
The main sewing bed where the shellac finish has "crazed" and worn away in part:
Hate to see such a beauty go to waste so will give it a good try.
Stay posted for future updates :D