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    Ok, so last night I think I made a really good find.

    This was on Craigslist here in the SF Bay area
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    I could not help myself when I saw the asking price.
    (I thought it was a typo)
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    $15 (yep, just 3/4 of a yuppie food stamp)

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    So it is missing the bobbin holder, bobbin, and needles.
    I have these from my "later" White Rotary

    Think they will work?
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    I LOVE the "foot" pedal
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    Here is the BIG issue. I need to replace the "dogbone" shaped swivel for the motor.
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    I am pretty sure that this 1917 unit was originally a treadle and "electrified" based on the decal in the back and the hole for the light being into the front decal. I may just convert it to a hand crank and be done. The wiring is SCARY but it actually works, pedal moves motor spins!

    Thanks again for this fun site.
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    Steve,

    That is a really beautiful White Rotary.

    It sure does look like it was originally a treadle. Converting to a hand crank would be fantastic, but a hand crank to fit the White Rotary is much rarer than the proverbial hen's tooth. (Sorry to pop your bubble.)

    It looks like your bobbincase is from a White 77. It probably won't fit this Rotary.

    Cathy


    [QUOTE=SteveH;5683363]Ok, so last night I think I made a really good find.

    This was on Craigslist here in the SF Bay area

    So it is missing the bobbin holder, bobbin, and needles.
    I have these from my "later" White Rotary

    Think they will work?
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    Last edited by Mizkaki; 11-27-2012 at 08:30 PM.
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Very nice! Did you see this CL post? Does this have the parts that you need? It has been on CL for a while.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atd/3431344200.html
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    grayhare: OH Yes i did.... It is a post by a local Pawn shop. I called them and they said "we're sorry, that was sold a week ago, but our "internet guy" is on vacation..."

    grrrrrrr

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    Mizkaki: Thanks for that heads up. My other unit is a 77 (I think) I have two bobbincases, this one and one with the center having a hole all the way through (not "capped" like this one)

    Ya know, I was wondering if a singer hand crank would work... drat...

    Well, the fun part is tracking down the missing bits anyway.. right? hehe

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    i bet there is one in here..... sigh...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-ANTIQUE-A...item2314395bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    i bet there is one in here..... sigh...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-ANTIQUE-A...item2314395bed
    This guy won't budge a penny on this lot, which makes no sense since he's been trying to sell it for 9 months now and it hasn't moved. There comes a time when you cut your profit margin in order to make a buck. He brings in machines by the hundreds a few times a year, so you'd think he would want to move these sooner rather than later but apparently not. *sigh* my partner and I have made him a few offers on this lot.

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    SteveH....let me look...I think I have a bobbin case, bobbins and attachments that will fit your machine...let me check when I get home in a few...
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    Wanted: Bobbin Case for White Family Rotary Treadle

    I know SteveH is looking for a bobbin case for a White Family Rotary treadle machine and Charlee was going to check to see if she has one. I would like one too. I've checked with Cindy in MN and Sew-Classics already. They don't have any. If anyone has one for sale will you please let me know? BTW: SteveH has first dibs on any that surface. :-)

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    Judy,

    Are you going to be able to come to the Mini-Mini TOGA? i sent you an email.
    I have a few extra White Rotary bobbin cases.

    Steve,

    Send me a PM if you still need a White Rotary Bobbin case.

    Cathy
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    I know SteveH is looking for a bobbin case for a White Family Rotary treadle machine and Charlee was going to check to see if she has one. I would like one too. I've checked with Cindy in MN and Sew-Classics already. They don't have any. If anyone has one for sale will you please let me know? BTW: SteveH has first dibs on any that surface. :-)
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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