..but this one did.
This is my Vickers Vibrating Shuttle machine. It needed a good clean and polish when I got it, and ended up looking beautiful. The metal really shines, unlike the Frister and Rossmann, which will remain forever dull, however much it is polished. The Vickers, however has an ill-fitting back slide plate - which just goes to show that all these old machines have their quirks. Often a battered machine turns out to be a brilliant runner, so it gets used and battered a bit more, whereas a well preserved machine hasn't been used much because it had an irritating feature, like a plate that didn't fit properly.
Either way, there is no better way to get to know your machine than by giving it the full treatment.
Here is Part 2 of yesterday's Youtube epic.