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Thread: While Miss Diva(2006) was away, Miss Molly(1926) will play

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    Senior Member wytetygeress's Avatar
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    My DH and i found a White Family Rotary a few weeks back. I thought that when i saw the pics on Craigslist that it was a Treadle. So we drove allll the way out to see her. No she wasn't a Treadle but i could see that she was in great shape and beautiful. I really didn't want or need another Vintage machine..Miss Diva ( my Huskvarna- Viking Designer SE LE) Is getting a little jealous.
    We get Molly home-(the White FR) and i start inspecting her..There are these holes in her cabinet..hmmm..well the more i inspected, the more research and one call to Huskvarna I confirmed my suspicions..Molly started her life 84 years ago as a Treadle. She was converted to electric at some point by a White dealer. After spending days looking for the flywheel parts for her, then another 2 days stressing over being the winning bidder for said impossible parts to find..I won. Molly is all cleaned up. All is left is the un-coverting her. Miss Diva isn't to mad. She spent the last week or so in the spa LOL.

    Before, There was a rats nets in the bobbin area.
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    This is after about 6 hours of cleaning
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    Here She is..after 15-20 hours of cleaning and stuff
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    She is so pretty!

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    What a great find.

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    WOW!! She's beautiful!!
    I too have a Viking Designer machine, which I love!!

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    Thank you. I forgot to mention that i paid 50 bucks for Molly and another 21 bucks for the flywheel parts. Once i get them all in and installed i'll post Pics of her Bottom =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    WOW!! She's beautiful!!
    I too have a Viking Designer machine, which I love!!
    I love Miss Diva, She is my go to machine. Also she is special cus she was a gift from DH for my anniversary last year. =)

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    She ended up really beautiful. Good job and good for you to get it.

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    Great transformation and great find! Congrats!

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    She is so pretty.

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    You will just love your machine!!!
    I have two White Family Rotory treadle machines.
    One is in working order with lots of different feet to
    use and the other has some minor parts missing which
    is easy to get. Just not done it yet.

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    Wow did she turn out great! I have a White treadle that I need to do some cleaning on, it's just hard to find info on the Whites.

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    Nice find

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    Excellent job! I'm a great believer in taking off old motors - why did they put them on in the first place? The machine will be a joy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennie and Me
    Wow did she turn out great! I have a White treadle that I need to do some cleaning on, it's just hard to find info on the Whites.
    Lots and lots of searching. I actually find the manual on her on the singerco.com web site. and treadleon.com has a whole section devoted to White's. The actual cleaning and taking apart..yea takes lots and lots and lots of pictures. If you need any of the info that i have let me know and i can send it to you =) Oh and if you and when you clean yours...the tension's on the front of the machine..yea just clean with them on the faceplate. No need to take them off and from what i understand a pain to put back together correctly.

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    I'm in love with that. My mom had one and I had my first real sewing lessons on it. Beautiful machine. Congrats on your new addition.

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    She is a Beauty!

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    Miss Molly looks pretty after spa. She looks like she is all ready to be treadled. Enjoy!

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    Is she pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    She is so pretty!

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    She is a beauty, spa is really good to her.

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