I was at the Michigan House this past weekend where one of my projects was to clean and oil the 1933 Singer 15-91 ( in the No. 47 cabinet with knee controller) that lives there.
A few before pictures:
|Waiting for a good cleaning - dull, obscured decals|
|Grungy motor and side plate|
|There's a scrollwork face plate under there somewhere!|
|Rusty wheel knob|
|Inside full of lint & dust.|
A few during the cleaning:
|Just sprayed with Tuff Stuff|
|Tuff Stuff doing its thing|
|The grunge lifting from the machine|
|Tuff Stuff dripping off machine, turning brown as the grunge lifts off surface|
|ICK!!! These rags went straight into the garbage!|
I didn't take any pictures of the oiling and inside cleaning process. Suffice to say, my tweezers and Q-Tips got quite a work out.
And, at long last, the after pictures.
Presenting ... LIL!!!
|Look at her decals now!|
|Now that's a faceplate!|
|Shiny and oiled|
|The side plate is so shiny its reflecting the flash|
|Un-Rusty wheel knob|
|LOVE the detail.|
It really didn't take all that long & it was so worth it to see this beautiful Great Lady glowing.
Yes, she runs and even though I gave her parts a good oiling, I need to figure out how to get her into the service man for a good internal going over. I also need to track down some more Singer oil and motor lube!