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Thread: Goodwill Rescue

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    Goodwill Rescue

    I rescued a brown crinkle Domestic rotary by White Manufacturing. She needs a good cleaning and oiling. There is a possible fray in the electical cord covered by electrical tape. The cabinet needs refinishing but I love the style of it. Serial #151-15384. I have not been able to find anything about her online yet. If anyone knows where to look let me know.
    I did have to leave 2 other machines and an empty cabinet at the Goodwill in Apache Junction, Az. A portable Singer and a Kenmore in a cabinet. All priced around $30 - $35.


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    I do have the face plate missing in this picture. There is a box of extra feet and bobbins and the manual. I am missing the foot pedal but it has the knee contol.

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    She is a beauty!

    Great thing you did, rescuing her!

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    Sweet!! I'm glad she got a new home!
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    That's a nice looking machine. I like the cabinet too.

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    I have the same machine....YOU will LOVE her!!! Beautiful straight stitch, and purrrrrsssss like a kitten
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    I have the same machine, a brown crinkle, badged White Rotary 35X, age 1936. I paid $15.00 at our local Goodwill. It is in the exact same cabinet as yours and I love the cabinet too. Haven't refinished it yet but would make a nice bedside table. Then I could sew in my bedroom. I sew in almost every other room in the house so why not.
    Kitsy

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    Way to go, very nice.
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    Good rescue! Even her finish looks good. I'm working on an old Singer treadle cabinet now that I think I'll put in my bedroom. Hubby keeps saying we need a bigger house since there are 2 of us and ours is only 2200 sq. ft. I think he's dropping subtle hints that fall on deaf ears! LOL

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    Your machine was made in 1940. See info here http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...62576881ZWxouE

    Yes, do check the wiring. It is often bad if it has not previously been replaced. Nice machine. Also check the drive wheel on the motor. Often there is a flat spot from the motor resting against the drive mechanism. Sort of thumps when you sew with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Your machine was made in 1940. See info here http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...62576881ZWxouE

    Yes, do check the wiring. It is often bad if it has not previously been replaced. Nice machine. Also check the drive wheel on the motor. Often there is a flat spot from the motor resting against the drive mechanism. Sort of thumps when you sew with it.
    Thank you. I did check out the drive wheel like you suggested and there is a grove on the motor pulley where it has been resting on the disc wheel. Now I need to find somewhere to take it for repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GheckoAZ View Post
    Thank you. I did check out the drive wheel like you suggested and there is a grove on the motor pulley where it has been resting on the disc wheel. Now I need to find somewhere to take it for repairs.
    Save yourself some $$. You can replace the drive wheel yourself. It is held onto the shaft with one set screw. Easy to remove. You will have to measure it to get the right one. The replacements are still available. You can do an Internet search for them. Also check Sew-Classic. I think I saw them there and the cost was under $5.

    A hint for you. Keep something between the motor and drive wheel when it is being stored. That prevents the flat spot on the rubber wheel. I use a folded piece of batting or bubble wrap. If you need to see what I mean I can post a picture of mine.
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    We have no Goodwill store out here in the boonies.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Oh, it is so pretty! I hope the wiring is good for you!

    and MimiBug, tell your dh to hush! We have six of us in a 1200 sq ft house! ugh!!! my sewing stuff is in the kitchen, squeezed between water heater, freezer, and fridge #2!! it is not pretty . . . .

    lol

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    I have one of these. Got her at a yard sale for 10.00. She's in a desk type cabinet and came with all attachments, bobbins etc. Just made a mini Christmas tree skirt on her. She runs like a top and stitches are great.

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