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Where to put oil so no parts of the machine get rusty?

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There are only spots indentified in the moving sections of the shaft and bottom bobbin drives, the motor drives.
Not much of oil is required as it might spillover but just to keep it wet and in only these oil hole points seen,.most ot it on the underside.

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