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    Guess what I found... My mom and I decided to check out the Goodwill close by and I came across this beauty. She apparently has not been used as the plate was still in the plastic (the one that covers the bobbin). The book and all the accessories were all there in the beautiful little cabinet. She looks brand new and purrs right along. The best part...I paid $40.00 for her. Isn't she the cutest? Now, I have talked with Billy (Lostn51) and he cannot seem to find anything on her. She is a White Model 268. Serial #7245. Can anyone help me identify her birth date, etc?
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    A picture would be helpful. If you added one, it didn't come through.

    Never mind, there they are!

    It looks beautiful! Good deal!

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    She is pretty and looks pristine too, what a great deal :D:D:D

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    I wonder why I can't find anything like that. Our own thrift shops have over inflated ideas of what things should be worth. I have to go out of town most of the time to get bargains. That is, with the exception of Church and club rummage sales.

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    She is a beauty and if you can't find her birthday she can have mine . Congrats on your find.

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    In the cabinet?!?! You can't get a tank of gas for $40. Score!

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    That is a nice machine and so clean. It looks like it came out of a show room.

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    beautiful machine, thanks for sharing, I bet you were doing the happy dance!

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    I googled "white sewing machines" and came up with the following: http://www.ismacs.net/white/white.html. For spare parts: http://www.sewingstyle.com/White-Sew...ine-Parts.html

    Sorry could not find the date it was manufactured.

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    Nice machine and cabinet!

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    What an amazing find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana katie
    She is a beauty and if you can't find her birthday she can have mine . Congrats on your find.
    Now that was funny!! thanks for making me laugh today!

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    I tried a couple of searches on google, but couldn't find anything for you. You got an awesome deal with that... I would love to run into a deal like that someday.

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO she's a beauty!!! Congratulations of a fabulous find :D

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    What a great deal. I hope you find out more about her.

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    Does the machine zigzag? Just curious.

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    Thanks Sharone for trying and everyone else as well . Darlene, she does zig-zag as well as straight stitch. She also does FMQ but the feed dogs are jammed (or frozen) apparently because I cannot get them to move. The lever on the right front (bottom) should be able to raise or lower them. I have oiled her and I plan to write to White next for info. I do know that after a certain year, they were made in Japan. and the book says Japan but I will check further.

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    Great machine, I had a white many years ago, not quite like this, but it was a great machine. Have fun with her/him.

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    Isn't she pretty! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dphelps
    Guess what I found... My mom and I decided to check out the Goodwill close by and I came across this beauty. She apparently has not been used as the plate was still in the plastic (the one that covers the bobbin). The book and all the accessories were all there in the beautiful little cabinet. She looks brand new and purrs right along. The best part...I paid $40.00 for her. Isn't she the cutest? Now, I have talked with Billy (Lostn51) and he cannot seem to find anything on her. She is a White Model 268. Serial #7245. Can anyone help me identify her birth date, etc?
    You have already probably checked, but sometimes there will be two numbers and a slash and two more, or something similar on the outside bottom back cover, or front cover, or just inside front cover. Those numbers relate to month and year published which can substantially narrow down the age question. Just a thought. :)

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