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Ana's Dad

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I've decided not to give up on the little cabinet that houses Great Aunt's 15-30. Although the veneer on the top was completely buckled and split (I took it all off) I think I can reglue the problem bits on the sides and front. The damage on the underside isn't as bad as I thought and it's still pretty solid.

Inside the treadle mechanism works very nicely after a bit of oil and with some adjustments I think the lift mechanics will be fine.

What I'm not sure of is how/where to re-attach this little wooden slat (app. 2 ft X 1 in X 1/4 in) which I think probably is part of the closure/latch? There is a drawing on Ismacs of the 23 or 24 cabinet open but I can't really see the details.

Would anyone happen to have one of these cabinets who could possibly post a photo or two of what it should look like?

Many thanks

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Andrew - the slat is part of the support for the lid when open.  Here are photos of the support in place on our Singer #24 cabinet.  There are a few other components of the support which, if missing, should be easily re-made.  The center-line of the support is about 4 3/4" from the left-hand edge of the door.  If you need more dimensions, I'll be happy to provide.  Hope this helps.

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Thanks so much, John

That's just what I needed! Now to get to work 😊

And congratulations on the lovely New Family. I have her sister born 1871. She also has some nice decals and MOP but the fold down top is very plain. Yours is just spectacular!

Thanks again

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You’re welcome, and thanks!
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