Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Not What I Thought It Was!: The Singer 115 Revealed

It turns out that the vintage Singer I own is actually a 115; not a 15-88.  It was made on December 8, 1915 in Elizabeth, NJ.  My grandmother was born in 1908--so I'm thinking it belonged to her mother first.  The machine was in good shape to begin with, but obviously is needing a little help.






I have been working on cleaning the old grime off of it and polishing up parts over several days now.  It definitely takes some patience and time to get this done.  I'm am almost finished with the cleaning of the machine. 

I also have to add here that using dental tools was so helpful in cleaning those fine grooves, such as in the plate you see below.


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