Singer Sewing Machine
Machine Antique Repairs is the result of past successes by the
Machines opened the world of commercial and home sewing
during the early 1850’s. Isaac Singer launched his sewing
machine revolutionized clothing construction. These now
antique sewing machines made sewing faster. They made sewing
more accurate. They made sewing more
dependable. And they made sewing much less
expensive. Whole villages would pool their funds to
purchase a single sewing machine. Factories popped
up everywhere. Cottage industry thrived.
The sewing machine has
changed since then. But the basics have remained
essentially the same. The antique sewing
machines that we remember most fondly include the many
models of treadle sewing machines. Yet,
there were hand crank sewing machines too.
sewing machines that used long bobbins in shuttles. Today
we use the more modern bobbin and bobbin
carriers. Singer Sewing
Machine Antique Repairs has become the art of
machine repair and the art
with the advent of the now antique sewing machines came a
demand for Singer Sewing Machine Antique
Repairs. These antique Singer sewing machines
were often made of cast iron that easily rusted. To keep
the machine running, grease and oils were required to lubricate
the gears and levers. Often the Singer sewing machine was
mounted onto cabinets like the typical treadle sewing
machine. The wooden parts suffered from
exposure. Lubricants, moisture, and general exposure
created big problems. The treadle parts often rusted
severely due to exposure to moisture and variations in
The result was
and still is a demand for qualified Singer Sewing Machine
Antique Repairs. This is a bit different from
general sewing machine repair. The mechanisms have
changed over time. Much of the actual Singer Sewing Machine
Antique Repairs have more to do with refurbishing surfaces
suffering from wood rot, rust, and neglect.
I remember my
first Singer Sewing Machine Antique Repairs.
A lady’s grandmother had passed away, and she was in the
process of settling her estate. She was cleaning out her
grandmother’s estate. The lady had found this
antique singer sewing machine. It had been stored in
the back of a shed on her grandmother’s property.
She wanted Singer Sewing Machine Antique Repairs to make the
antique sewing machine look nice and work too. Her
husband drove up with the antique sewing machine in the back of
his truck. It really looked bad. The undercarriage
was covered in the fine red rust dust. The wood cabinet
had veneer that was pealing away. The Singer sewing
machine head was stuck solid. It would not turn at
all. I made no promises. I explained that I would
do my best.
I began my
Singer Sewing Machine Antique Repairs.
Over the next several days,
I went to work disassembling and
cleaning. I removed the head of the
antique sewing machine. It was placed in a soaking
bath to remove the old rust and grime. The head
cleaned up nicely. I finally got the hand wheel to
turn. The head was thoroughly
lubricated. The machine received a few minor
adjustments. The head was ready to
test. I disassembled the tension
assembly. I cleaned it thoroughly.
I buffed away most of the
rust. Then I reassembled it.
removed the wood part of the cabinet from the cast iron
carriage. I was able to re-glue the veneer or most
of it anyway. I sanded and refinished the
The Cast iron
carriage was bad. I sprayed it with rust dissolving
chemicals. I used several wire brushes and steel wool
until the rust was mostly gone. Then I sprayed the entire
undercarriage with black rustoleum paint. I spend
many hours working on the wheel assembly. Finally, I was
able to get the treadle to work smoothly
the Singer Sewing Machine Antique Repairs were complete.
The antique treadle sewing machine looked great and sewed great
too. I really did not want to give it back to the
customer. But I did.
Machine Antique Repairs.