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I need help with a Dressmaster

Old 09-08-2020, 07:37 PM
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Default I need help with a Dressmaster

On Friday my family surprised me with a vintage sewing machine. Perhaps I'm just not searching right or looking in the right places but I just can't seem to find any information on it other than pictures.
I'd like to know how old it is? I can't find a model number so how do I find out? What type and size of bobbins does it take? Any ideas on where to find a replacement spool spindle? Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-08-2020, 08:30 PM
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This may be the same machine. https://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Sewin...-/264680336021 Perhaps you can get some info from this Ebayer.

These are parts for a White which is who your label said made the Dressmaker. Don't know if any of these might help you. https://www.ebay.com/b/White-Sewing-...248/bn_7625449

It appears that the White sewing machine company merged with Husqvarna. Perhaps these folks can provide info. https://ourpastimes.com/age-white-se...s-6736629.html

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Old 09-09-2020, 06:29 AM
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a kabob skewer cut down can give you a temporary spool pin. they do very well.
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:56 AM
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Welcome, Tina. It looks like it is what is considered a direct drive machine. This means that the hand wheel goes in the opposite direction from the belt driven machines. It also looks like the bobbin winder is on the back of the machine, on top of the motor. Frequently, the rubber wheel on the motor that rotates the hand wheel has a flat spot and makes the machine extremely noisy.

I saw a "White" machine like yours but has what they call a "t-shirt" slide plate. Here are a couple of similar machines

I'm guessing it takes White bobbins and here is a thread about what I believe the bobbin and case would look like.

I'm not sure, but I would guess the machine to be from the late 1940s.

Have fun getting acquainted with your vintage machine.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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