SINGER 12K NEW FAMILY FIDDLE-BASE WITH ACANTHUS DECALS

SERIAL NUMBER: 8504027 - 2123727

YEAR: 1888

THE BALANCE WHEELS ON THESE ARE 'HOT-SET' SO VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE, THERFORE VERY HARD TO RESTORE, HOWEVER EVERYTHING ELSE HAS BEEN TAKEN APART, CLEANED AND OILED...AS IS COMMON FOR THESE OLD MACHINES THERE'S DECAL WEAR BUT WHAT SETS MINE APART FROM THE CROWD IS THAT EVERY POSSIBLE PART THAT CAN BE RESTORED, HAS BEEN, POLISHED TO A HIGH SHINE AND SNAZZY AS HELL. THE ONLY ''FAULT'' AS SUCH IS THAT WHILST THE 'SPOON' ON THE BOBBIN WINDER MECHANISM IS PRESENT, THE SMALL SPRING AT ITS BASE IS NOT, SIMPLY MEANING THE SPOON DOESN'T 'SPROING'...IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE LOL!

HOWEVER, AND THIS IS THE TRUTH, THEYRE A PAIN IN THE BUTT TO USE ANYWAY AND THE MUCH EASIER WAY IS TO GUIDE THE THREAD MANUALLY YOURSELF WHILST WINDING...WHICH IS WHAT I DO EVEN WHEN THE SPOON IS PRESENT...THERE ARE YOUTUBE VIDS SHOWING HOW TO DO THIS.

IT DOES NOT HAVE A LID, AGAIN COMMON, BUT IT DOES HAVE A RARE NEEDLE, TWO RARE BOBBINS, THE EVEN RARER BOAT SHUTTLE, NEW RED FELTS, A NEW SPOOL OF THREAD AND IT SEWS LIKE AN ABSOLUTE DREAM...THESE DINOSAURS ARE SELDOM PERFECT BUT THIS ONE DOES HAVE EVERYTHING NECESSARY TO BRING YOU PLEASURE AND A HAPPY SEWING EXPERIENCE!

THIS IS ONE OFS MY MOST 'WORN' MODELS YET ITS STILL BETTER BY MILES THAN THE AVERAGE ONE ON EBAY...ITS NOT COVERED IN FILTH, ITS BEEN FULLY SERVICED AND CHECKED OVER AND ITS SHINEY BITS SHINE ONCE AGAIN!

PRICE: £165

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SINGER 12K NEW FAMILY FIDDLE-BASE WITH THE RARER OTTOMAN CARNATION DECALS

SERIAL NUMBER: 8554280 - 2173980 YEAR: 1888

AS IS COMMON FOR THESE OLD MACHINES, PARTICULARLY THIS VARIANT, THERE'S DECAL WEAR, BUT WHAT SETS MINE APART FROM THE CROWD IS THAT EVERY POSSIBLE PART THAT CAN BE RESTORED, HAS BEEN, POLISHED TO A HIGH SHINE AND SNAZZY AS HELL....TAKEN APART, CLEANED AND OILED AND AS GOOD AS I COULD MAKE IT...INCLUDING THE NOTORIOUS UNDERSIDE, WHICH IS USUALLY BROWN, CORRODED AND GUNKED RIGHT UP...NOTHING BUT LOVELY CLEAN STEEL NOW!!!

THE LID WAS AN ABSOLUTE MESS (AND IS MISSING ITS INTERNAL STORAGE COMPARTMENT) SO I'VE GIVEN IT A COAT OF OIL AND IT IS AT LEAST PASSABLE AND ROBUST THOUGH SHOWING SIGNS OF IT'S LONG LIFE...THE BASE IS NICE. BALANCE WHEEL FAIRING MUCH BETTER THAN USUAL AND BOBBIN WINDER PRESENT AND WORKING FINE...AND OF COURSE SHE SEWS BEAUTIFULLY.

SHE MAY BE MISSING SOME DECALS BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS BETTER THAN IT HAS BEEN FOR MAYBE 100 YEARS!

COMES WITH A RARE NEEDLE, TWO RARE BOBBINS, THE EVEN RARER BOAT SHUTTLE, NEW RED FELTS, AND A NEW SPOOL OF THREAD.

PRICE £185

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SINGER 12K NEW FAMILY FIDDLE-BASE WITH ACANTHUS DECALS

SERIAL NUMBER: 6826867 - 1716067 YEAR: 1885

OK NO MESSING ABOUT ON THIS ONE...IT'S BEAUTIFUL....JUST A BIT OF WEAR TO THE DECALS, WHICH ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, AND A SMALL BIT OF DAMAGE TO THE CASE...NOT ONLY WOULD THAT MAKE THIS A MUCH!!! BETTER EXAMPLE THAN AVERAGE BUT ADDED TO THAT I'VE GIVEN IT A COMPLETE OVER-HAUL...EVERY SCREW, PLATE AND LEVER THAT COULD BE POLISHED HAS BEEN....BOBBIN AREA CLEANED OUT, HAND-CRANK TAKEN APART SIMILARLY...THE UNDERSIDE METALWORK WAS CAKED IN THICK BROWN HARD GREASE AND IS NOW 'STEEL' AGAIN...THE BOBBIN WINDER IS FULLY COMPLETE AND FUNCTIONING AND AGAIN RESTORED FROM A DIRTY RUST-COLOURED BROWN TO PLEASING SHININESS....EVEN THE BALANCE WHEEL IS LOOKING GREAT...THE CASE IS ROBUST, THE BASE IS OILED, HEAD STRIPPED OUT AND EVERYTHING CLEANED, LUBRICATED, SERVICED AND RESTORED...

SHE COMES WITH A RARE NEEDLE, TWO RARE BOBBINS, THE EVEN RARER BOAT SHUTTLE, NEW RED FELTS, A NEW SPOOL OF THREAD AND SHE SEWS LIKE AN ABSOLUTE DREAM! BOOM!

PRICE £295

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