This
is what many of the machines I have restored looked like when I received them.

This type of project is not for the fastidiously clean ,or people with weak stomachs. (smile) Some people cannot abide the odor of petroleum products chemicals and metal cleaning agents. Using these items are necessary when MECHANICALLY RESTORING antique sock knitting machines . 

 
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