The finds that FreeCycle can yield!
I have acquired a lovely 1913 White Family Rotary machine in a beautiful cabinet;attachments, bobbins, everything is there.The 'giver' was a wonderful person who posted this machine on FreeCycle a few months ago. She received so many calls in such a short time that she just didn't feel right about letting the machine go. It belonged to her great-grandmother. When I get her bath done I'll post photos and a bit of her history. But for now...
These girls are very different from the Singers, which I feel totally comfortable pushing up my sleeves, opening them up and going in. But the face plate on this White has lots of stuff connected to it. I don't want to open up a Pandora's Box. For now, I have cleaned as much of the presser foot and needle bars that I safely can. I have tried searching for information on how to clean the inside of antique White Family Rotary machine. Either I was way to tired last night or my search skills have gone in the tank. Is anyone familiar with these machines and where information about when I take off the face plate to clean inside.
Oh, one of the drawers is locked and I don't see the key. Any ideas how to free the drawer?