I want to treadle a Singer Class 15 machine. I have a lovely Class 15 clone that I could likely pop right in the treadle stand now. But after sewing with the 15-91 a few weeks ago, I want to see how a Singer 15 treadles.
I understand that the 15-91, with its potted motor, has that extra gear driven gift of power. I think, however, that the class 15, with its vertical hook, is supposed to be better for FMQ. I want to see if I can FMQ with a treadle. I saw a You Tube video about it. Here are two for you to watch. I think that top video is on a Singer 31-15. The bottom one is on a 15-30.
I like this machine. It's a beauty.
I used my new toy to clean up the parts. Rain gave me an ultra sonic cleaner when I went to visit him a couple of weeks ago. I think he was quite generous. He showed me how to use it by cleaning a back plate from a 201 (I think). I was impressed.
It did a decent job on the back plate from this machine as well. I think I need to use a stronger concentration of soap (Simple Green). Next time.
I rinsed all the parts in denatured alcohol so that they would dry without adding more rust.
It doesn't take rust off. But it sure does get the parts clean. I worked on the rest of the machine as these parts were getting buzzed in the cleaner.
Now, tomorrow, I can reassemble the tension, put the hook assembly back together. and try it out. No motor to service. Woo Hoo.