Originally Posted by setishock
It spent 11 summers and 11 winters in the attic. Time and environment has gotten to it. Might cost more to get it going again than your late father gave for it to start with.
In addition to the 11 summers and winters it spent in the attic, it's been an additional 4 years since then. I'm relatively sure it can be repaired but cannot even begin to guess what the repair cost might be. I suggest you take it to a shop and ask for an estimate.