|Singer Model 12, handcrank (with bentwood case.)|
These are before pictures.
I am not going to do much cleaning as I don't wan't to ruin the lovely decals. There is some oil around the pillar that I will carefully clean up and I will try to do something about the nickle plate as it is dull and a little rusted on the hand crank lever. Otherwise I will leave it as it is.
It is so beautiful that I can't stand it. It moves perfectly quietly so I feel that if I can only get it threaded and get the shuttle in correctly I will be able to sew with it.
Right now it is the earliest machine I own. They were made up until 1902, so this machine is older than 100 years. It looks pretty good for it's age doesn't it?
How many other machines made over a century ago are still working. These machines were made to last! Here is a link to more info about the Singer Model 12.
|detail of decals on front of Singer Model 12.|
|detail of decals on center of the 'fiddle' base.|
|face plate decals.|
|decals even on the handcrank!|
|The bentwood case.|
|The top number is the serial number. 8296094 |
It dates the machine to 1888 according to the Singer Co. records.
Yes it is a beauty!