How to clean and oil a vintage sewing machine Part 1: excellent tutorial, I learned a lot, not the same model as mine, but a heap of general tips. Clear instructions on how to clean and oil a vintage sewing machine. Make sure you watch Part 2 for the end result.
F.W. Muller No. 6 nickel-over-cast iron sewing machine, c. late 19th C. This is one of the very few models to use a front crank mechanism. Most likely this sewing machine was marketed to well-to-do ladies of the time as a "boudoir" or travel machine, although it was probably also high on the wish list of young girls as well.