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    Question about antique White Rotary sewing machine

    I have an antique White Rotary sewing machine that is in perfect working condition. I would like to put it in an old cabinet and use it with the treadle hooked up.My question is..Can I use an old Singer cabinet or will I have to find a cabinet made for the White Rotary? Thank you for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joekilter View Post
    I have an antique White Rotary sewing machine that is in perfect working condition. I would like to put it in an old cabinet and use it with the treadle hooked up.My question is..Can I use an old Singer cabinet or will I have to find a cabinet made for the White Rotary? Thank you for any help.
    From what I remember, as I gifted mine away, the Rotary's pins were a different width away than Singers and the machine itself was very square. I had the model 77, other models may be different. I would suspect you would need a Rotary cabinet but take careful measurements with you.

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    How old is antique, in your opinion? ( I just know I'll be sorry for asking that. LOL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    How old is antique, in your opinion? ( I just know I'll be sorry for asking that. LOL)
    Its a 1920 model. Its in a table top case with a Hamillton Beach motor attatchment. I want to hook it back up with the treadle but finding a "White" cabinet does not seem to be very easy. I can make any changes to the top if need be. My concern was..Can I use any foot treadle with this machine?

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    If everything lines up, yes. I'd check the belt before I cut the cabinet or made any other alterations.
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    Thank you Charlee

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