Antique Sewing Machine Restoration Service, located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Stop by to see dozens of restored Antique and Vintage Sewing Machines, and ask to see some before-and-after pictures. I have experience restoring machines as old as 1870, including both treadle and motorized machines. I specialize in working on the heavy-duty mostly-metal sewing machines from the 1960s and older, and sometimes I work on newer machines.
I can re-wire your old machine and I can restore many old motors to
working order. If your machine is sluggish, gunked-up, or even rusted solid, I can help or teach you how to restore it yourself, or just clean and oil it if that's all it needs. I have experience working on many models including Singer models 12, 15, 27, 28, 127, 128, 66, 99, 185, 101, 201, 221, 301, 319, 401, 403, 500, 604 and others, as well as various Bernina, Elna, Kenmore, Morse, Necchi, New Home, Pfaff, White, Wheeler & Wilson, Viking, and many different Japanese models. I have worked on hundreds of different sewing machines over the last few years, and have dozens of restored machines (some of which are for sale) to show the quality of my work. Ask for link to pictures of some of my favorite restoration jobs!
I mostly use just sewing machine oil, castile soap and rubbing
alcohol when I clean a sewing machine, I don't use any toxic cleaning chemicals. I do NOT do Kerosene soaks. I use strong black tea to soak rusted parts, and natural waxes for clear-coat polishing. I also work on restoring wood cabinets and iron treadle bases. I have lots of odd sewing machine parts on hand and I know where to go to try to find hard-to-find parts (and reference manuals).
If you have an old sewing machine that needs help (or if you want one in restored condition), email me and I'll reply promptly. Please send your phone number and good times to call you. Thanks! I am located about half mile from the center of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the wonderful Berkshires.