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Farmer John

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I am surprised that has lasted this long before the feed dog spiral gear blew up.  The size of the mouse nest of lint is incredible, sprinkled with glitter, plus pins and needles.  No, I am not going to fix it, labor would exceed the value of the sm by a factor of 50.  It is a Singer 6105 from 1979, so I suppose that it is vintage, ha, ha.
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WOW!!!! Shudder...
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That is a lot of lint and junk. No I would not work on it either. That is a mess for sure.....
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Double wow, wonder how many Disc World cities are in that fluff.
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I don't know whether to be horrified or give and impressed golf clap at the sheer willpower it must have taken not to clean the machine for that long.
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Probably belonged to a Belly Dancer - we always have glitter getting into EVERYTHING. And I've fixed machines for dance sisters that looked like that inside - fortunately gotten to BEFORE they grenaded...
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Wow! That tops ALL of the machines I have ever cleaned. Okay, there was a vacuum that I cleaned that had wool embedded in all of the head and tubes...


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Wow  never saw one that bad. 
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 I'm sorry about the broken gear.  That's a deal breaker.  I've always felt the dirtiest ones are fun to clean.  When you can take something filthy and frozen up and get it clean and running it's really a wonderful feeling!  This one gets scrapped for parts I guess.  Ah well.  It goes that way sometimes.
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I've seen a lot of lint, cleaned it and the machine was still ticking but no plastic gears... The gears would be the deal breaker.
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Wow!  That looks about like the one I've seen that my son was working on when he worked as a SM Mechanic -- it didn't have the pins and needles or the glitter, though!  The problem was you almost needed a hammer and chisel to clean out the lint!  That one was a Janome!
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