Much thanks! Yes, I've examined the grease and it's still in good condition. I've lubricated the motor as instructed. Probably the first time it's been done since the machine left the factory back in 1950!!
I'm very pleased with my progress so far, in this little project. But I require some help, if anyone can give it to me...
By searching online, looking at photographs and making extensive use of my grandmother's 5ft-long measuring-tape, I have certified that the extension-table for my Singer is 8-1/8th inches wide, and 8-1/4 inches long.
But I still require this information:
1. What does the CATCH or HOOK on the end of the table (that hooks onto the machine-base) look like?
2. How THICK is the wood that makes up the body of the table?
I haven't been able to find that information online anywhere to my absolute satisfaction.
I ask this because I'm desirous of making my OWN extension-table. I have the wood, the glue, screws, sheet-metal and all the other stuff that's required...but I don't have all the measurements. From what I've seen online, these things are quite rare, so I don't hold out hopes of being able to realistically buy one. And it'd be easier to make one at home.
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Lizzie, just asking: When/if I run out of the original Singer lubricant/grease...what kind of modern grease can I use to replace it with? What might be suitable as a substitute? And how often should I grease the motor?
Methy, I've looked at the link you gave me. It may be the one, it may not be...I'll need to look closer to be sure.
This is my Singer case:
It's the original for the machine. This is what it looks like now:
It's got the oil-can, and the knee-lever in-place. THIS is what it should have looked like originally. It's what I'm hoping to restore it to:
I have the BOX on the right, but I don't have the wire rack that holds it in place. I'm gonna try and make one. It shouldn't be that hard.
Then I need the extension-table as well.