So said the sons when they saw my new White FR treadle.
"Oh, Really? I don't think so."
Their insistance was too hard to resist so I ventured a climb up a ladder, hoisted myself up, and took a look. Oh my! There is indeed a White FR, very similar but an electric model. No belt, instead a contact wheel. The decals are rather plain but beautiful condition; not as many, either. In the poor lighting cannot tell if machine is just grimy or rusty. The instruction manual is with it; think says '49' on it. What a surprise.