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    Latest Acquisitons

    I've mentioned a couple times on here that I won a Singer 66 at auction. There's really nothing remarkable about the machine except that I placed an absentee bid of $5.00-the auction houses minimum absentee bid- and won it. It says something about the sorry state of the market for these machines.
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    It came in a New Home wooden case and is missing the slide plate and spool pin. It seems pretty solid though and should be an easy one to get running again. My plans are to convert it to hand crank for kids to use. It's also my first carrying case of this style. i wanted one to study how they were put together. ISMACS shows that it was one of 35000 66s allocated for production on May 22, 1928.

    This find I'm pretty proud of. I answered a Craigslist ad this morning and went on a minor road trip with my daughter to pick it up earlier today. I was smart and got permission from my CFO before I brought this one home. I don't think she was aware of the 66 until she answered the call from the auction house saying I won.
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    So far all I know is it's a White Rotary. The last patent date on the cover is 1913. This is my first earlier White Rotary and my first bentwood case of any brand. The machine itself seems complete. It does have the bobbin case and (I hope) a bobbin. It's frozen solid, most likely has some severe pin rash and there is some slight silvering of the decals. Overall though, I think it will clean up pretty nicely. A couple glue joints are coming loose on the case, it needs a new bottom and is missing a hinge, but those are minor problems and it too will clean up very nicely.
    Which needles do these take and who do I call to get it dated?
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    Rodney
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    the White FR takes a 15X1 and Katie Farmer can date the machine with the SN she has done extrensive research on Whit machines. You can email kf82479@aol.com. She date my White Peerless HC. She also is a member of Treadleon Yahoo group. Go To Treadleon.net they have a section on White machines.
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    $5 for that 66? Great deal. Heck, you could make way more than that parting it. Very solid machine.

    That White is really, really nice. I've wanted one of those for quite a while. That is going to look fantastic once you get it cleaned and polished and that case!! I love those bentwood cases and yours is in really good shape, i.e. no crushed corners or major pieces missing or large stains. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with all this, especially the White. Beautiful machine. So many details: the spoke hand wheel, the spool pin plate on the top of the machine, that cool length lever on the pillar bulge...

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    Some how i now have three similar but with a shuttle bobbin. One has the knee lever one a foot peddle and the third I just rescued because it is only good for parts. The knee lever one need all new wiring so I think I will just use parts from it on the good one.

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    It's not perfect. The gold color on the decals is intact but details on the bed that should have had some color in them are silvered. I also expect to see some severe pin rash on the arm. The foot controller and plug are long gone too. I only paid $20 for it plus had a good day driving with my daughter to go get it so I'm very happy with it. It was up in Graham so I was able to take backroads all the way and avoid the nightmare named I-5. I'll be looking at other examples to see what mine should look like and do my best to get it there. Whites do have some nice details. My last real White was a model 77MG and I really liked the way it sewed. A good friend of ours showed some interest so I gave it to her. I want to show off some earlier machines along with some hand cranks for kids to use at next year's fair. This White will most likely be part of the exhibit.
    Rodney
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    This White Family Rotary is a great machine and sews very well. Mine is in a treadle and it is one of easiest to treadle.Name:  White FR 016.jpg
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    Nice haul today Rodney. Did you take the Yelm Highway up through Roy? If so you went right past me. The 66 looks pretty clean, just watch picking up the case by the handle. Ask me how I know. The White looks just like my basket case that stays outside. I should have done more to try to save it when I first got it but I think it's too late now.
    Hey, I've got a machine you might like to have, I'll pm you.

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    Yes we did. We took a little detour at Stuart Meats and picked up some jerky & pepperoni on the way home. It was probably the same amount of drive time but far more pleasant than dealing with I5.
    I doubt it's too late to get it running again. It takes a lot to kill these things.
    The 66 has most of the decals on the bed rubbed off, not really a collector grade machine when there's so many in better condition out there but I think it'll be a good running one and for the money I couldn't go wrong.
    I'm more excited by the White. It should clean up pretty nicely.
    Rodney
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Yes we did. We took a little detour at Stuart Meats and picked up some jerky & pepperoni on the way home. It was probably the same amount of drive time but far more pleasant than dealing with I5.
    I doubt it's too late to get it running again. It takes a lot to kill these things.
    The 66 has most of the decals on the bed rubbed off, not really a collector grade machine when there's so many in better condition out there but I think it'll be a good running one and for the money I couldn't go wrong.
    I'm more excited by the White. It should clean up pretty nicely.
    Rodney
    Ha! I had to run an errand out to the round-a-bout this morning, we could have been driving the road behind/in front of each other. I live about a mile up from the Amtrak station.
    I'll give you my White if you want it, but it's the one I was talking about on another thread with Miriam and Joe. It's pretty bad.

    Cari

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    The one the cats like to pee on? I might take it just for the challenge. Have you read this thread?
    Can this machine be rescued?
    What some of these guys have done is pretty impressive but it also shows how tough these old machines really are too.
    It all depends on how much work you want to put into one.
    Rodney
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

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