How I restored a more than
150 year old Singer sewing machine A village near Vitanje – a small town and a municipality
in northeastern Slovenia. I was given permission to look into an old abandoned hut
at my wife’s relatives and take whatever I find worthwhile. I fell in love with this sewing machine as soon as I saw it.
I took it home with intention to restore it. The sewing machine was left to rot for several decades. Even though there are some old people in the family still alive today… they don’t remember anyone using it. I presume they must have abandoned it even before World War II. Because it cost family a fortune, they never considered getting rid of it. By some kind of miracle it stayed in that old hut
until now. So I begin with the restoration… The stand is sanded and painted in a professional workshop. Joze, you’re on TV.
Well, let’s do it… Finally, I start with the assembly. I install a new drawer exactly where the original was. Finally I install the drive belt and
test if everything is working properly. What good is a sewing machine without the needle? This is a sewing machine before the restoration… …And this is after. The restoration is complete and I’m
quite happy with it. Based on an online data, the serial number shows… that this Singer sewing machine was made in 1870
in Glasgow, Scotland. This sewing machine was used by your great
great great grandmother many, many years ago. We will keep it in her honor.
Will you help me? Thank you for watching my video and kind regards.