Here is functional restoration and deep cleaning on a rescued Singer Model 29-4. For the most part, it is functional and didn’t appear to have many repairs or “fixes”.
At first, all I was going to do was make a shelf with drawers however that quickly turned into a complete tear down and additional upgrades. After working through the layers of grime, paint and varnish (that somebody thought would be a nice addition), I got down to the original japanning and decals.
All the parts were cleaned, polished, tuned up (if needed) and reassembled with some current lube that won’t turn everything black.
Next on the tasklist is to cleanup the stand and find a donor sewing machine for a motor and footpedal. LED lighting and some new decals will complete the project…I think. 🙂