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White machine/ what is its date

Old 04-09-2012, 12:45 PM
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I went by a thrift store and found a White Rotary machine. Very nice with dark brown crinkle finish. The price was $75.00. Don't know if that is a fair price. Can't find a place to look serial number (43-227401). Can anyone enlighten me on this machine. I'm tempted to buy it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:05 PM
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Check out this section of the Quilting Board for best/quickest help in this department.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...thusiasts-f22/

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There are White rotary enthusiasts. I think Treadleon is a group devoted to them (they often convert regular White rotaries to treadles because they are such workhorses). Check groups.yahoo.com for a vintage White group, and also Google Treadleon for more info (seems to me it was Captain Jack who headed that group).

All that being said, I personally would not buy the machine as it's really heavy and there is very little (if any) resale value if you ever get tired of it. I also think $75 is too much. These machines often do not sell well even in thrift shops because their weight makes them very difficult to move around. I would recommend caution. Do some research online before making a decision.

I don't think the serial # on a White makes it easier to date, as I don't think records were kept on the serial #'s. It's mostly Singers for which serial # can be useful for dating.
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