Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: White Selec-Tronic - Model 970

  1. #1
    Super Member Edie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    2,184
    Blog Entries
    1

    White Selec-Tronic - Model 970

    Good Morning: I just got my mom's old sewing machine - The White Selec-Tronic Model 970 purchased on 12-24-70 (gift to Mom from Dad)! Does anyone have one or know anything about it? It comes in a cabinet with a foot/knee control. If any of you have one, could you tell me how it works? Good? Bad? Any little idiocyncrasies? It should be fun to work with. My mom used it forever. Thanks for any help you can give me? Edie
    Home is where the rags of your life are turned into quilts, lemons become lemonade and a few extra pounds are simply welcomed as "more of you to love."
    I am so confused. I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse."

    BELIEVE

  2. #2
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    5,872
    Edie,

    Welcome to the Quilting Board Forum.


    I can't help with the machine by the name only. So many of that vintage machine were just badged machines made by a bunch of different makers, usually Japanese, it's hard to tell without a couple good photos.
    If you could post a good clear front and back picture we can tell you a lot.

    Also there are many sources for owners manuals if you didn't get your machines manual.

    Joe

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1
    Hi Edie,
    I just got a White 970 yesterday, aren't they beautiful!
    Mine came with a manual, which I'd be happy to share with you if you don't have one (just shoot me an email).
    Also, there's a video on YouTube of a woman demonstrating the features of the 970 (link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M0ER...rW9QwJn9Rb_NlA).
    Hope you enjoy your machine!
    Kathy

  4. #4
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,144
    Blog Entries
    2
    WOW I want one! LOL Well at least I want to look at one...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    313
    Well now im sold i want this machine too!

  6. #6
    Senior Member manicmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    791
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy Singer View Post
    OMG! 1.3 Amp motor?? It really is a beast!

    EDIT: Just checked and they were never exported here (well, Google had nuthin')
    Last edited by manicmike; 07-21-2013 at 10:43 PM.
    My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96k41 (1949), 96k41 (1947), 103k (1950), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 319k, 320k2, 401a, 411g
    Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Climax, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    313
    Manicmike, my recently found domestic machine has 1.3 amp motor. Lol it doesnt have the bells and whistles that this one does. But the youtube link posted in this thread is to an ebay seller that currently has one for sale!

  8. #8
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,144
    Blog Entries
    2
    I haven't seen many older mechanical White machines I don't like.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  9. #9
    Senior Member manicmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    791
    Quote Originally Posted by foufymaus View Post
    Manicmike, my recently found domestic machine has 1.3 amp motor.
    That's about 145W. My domestic Singer motors are about a third of that.
    My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96k41 (1949), 96k41 (1947), 103k (1950), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 319k, 320k2, 401a, 411g
    Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Climax, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260

  10. #10
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,144
    Blog Entries
    2
    Some of those Japanese machines came with really nice motors. Very gutsy machines.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.