This is a really lovely machine. It is almost noiseless. I bought it from the grandson of the original owner. My husband was lovely about it, too. We had to drive quite a ways, and he was very placido about the whole thing. I did get rid of two cabinets, and now I need to off load three other machines to keep all my promises to him about the collection size.
It had spent time- maybe forty years- in a dry but hot garage. I played it safe and cleaned only with sewing machine oil. This is before cleaning. As you can see from the first picture, it cleaned up fairly well.
Here is the mission oak cabinet with the machine up. The bottom of the legs open. The fronts are doors. Each drawer and door has it’s own little lock. I will be looking for a key!
Here it is, closed. I wire brushed the treadle, but haven’t done anything else to it. hidden from view at the bottom of the legs are little recesses castors. The only damage is that one drawer.
Here’s the name on the front- all still there! So lucky! The next picture shows the machine, looking down on it as I am lowering it into the cabinet. Singer machines lower from the hinges on the back side, away from the operator. This one lowers from the front side. Although, there are still hinges in the back, to tilt the machine up and oil underneath and clear thread snarls at the bobbin. See the inlaid ruler, on the front?