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i would like to humbly offer my services as a consultant/guide for anyone with questions on the care, repair and feeding of old sewing machines, be they treadle, electric or handcrank. i am an ex-Singer employee and currently an independent sewing machine repairer/ restorer by trade. and love to keep the old beauties up and working!

-- juno redleaf (, November 10, 1999


Were is the best place for parts and needles for a 211 Singer.Thanks Larry

-- Larry (, November 10, 1999.

Off the beat to......Larry. Hey Larry, I've had good luck on ebay. I prefer older "pins and needles" and such-heavier and better made. I just picked up an entire assortment of needles for $3.50 incl. ship! Far less than the new stuff, and better. Check out the vintage sewing catagory, you might get lucky!

-- kathy (, November 11, 1999.

Hi. I have been given an old honey mooners special. It has a foot treadle. It is supposed to work but the back is of the machine causing oil to get on the material if used. Where may I find the back and also needles? Thank you , thank you, in advanced.

-- Bonnie (, July 06, 2000.

Thank you Juno! I just picked up an old White and it needs work. First question - what's the best way to clean up the finish without removing the silver writing and design? It's just old dirt and old, turned a light golden brown - nothing too nasty. Also, where can I find a replacement treadle belt?

-- Deborah (, July 06, 2000.

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