Working on my Singer 201

Here is my Singer 201 standing on its head while I took off the hand crank and replaced the motor. I’ve had this sitting around needing to repair it for about a year. I decided today was the day and while it was messy getting carbon on my hands, it was really easy to take off, clean up and put the new one on.

Now I’m ordering a replacement light switch. The prior owner blew this thing up. They just plugged it in with badly dried out wiring and melted the coating all over. I bet from the residue that they saw some flames too. I purchased a rebuilt motor from a reputable machine source. It’s really amazing how much access there is online to old machine parts. This is a really heavy machine head but it is going to run like butter when I get it done. It came with a cabinet that I plan to paint black. Why did I wait so long??? I can’t wait to sew on this.

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