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Thread: New to the Group and clueless about Whites...

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    New to the Group and clueless about Whites...

    I have what I believe is a White Family Rotary, Decoration Variation, Crinkle Finish. Name:  White1.jpg
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Size:  71.3 KB My boyfriend and I found it yesterday at a Yard sale for $10. I dont really know anything about it other than the tid bits we have found online today. I have a special place in my heart for old sewing machines as i spent my childhood around my grandmother who was a seamstress. She passed away many years ago and though I sew a bit with my mother, this is far beyond anything I know about. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I am having a hard time finding this particular model online, there are virtually no pictures of this one, with this finish. The serial number is 1X19124. I found the videos about cleaning and oiling old machines and am so grateful to have found all the helpful information. We are going to start in on trying to clean it up soon!

    Thank you!
    Melissa

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    I don;t know much about the Whites, but this one looks fabulous! and for only $10! I think you got quite a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady View Post
    I don;t know much about the Whites, but this one looks fabulous! and for only $10! I think you got quite a bargain.
    Thanks! I figure even if it wasn't worth much (didn't buy with the intent to turn around and sell or anything) that it could be a fun project and a pretty piece in my bedroom or corner of my living room. I haven't plugged it in yet. Will probably play with it tomorrow and start trying to clean it. I have an old Singer from the 50's I inherited from my grandmother but the minute i saw this... i knew it was older. We haven't pegged down the exact year but we believe its somewhere between 1925 and 1929.
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    I did find one somewhat similar on ebay for about $400 though...
    Just Mel

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    I am sooo excited for you. I am working on my first restoration and taking it slow and easy so it feels like fun. If you rush too much, I'm afraid it would feel like work. Have fun and enjoy and be sure to post photos when you are done.

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    Wow, you found a wonderful and rare machine. I know you'll have fun restoring her. When you find out more information about her please share!

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    White Rotary

    I have the same machine. It is a 1936 that they also made in bronze. Wish I could find one of those. The wiring is to bad on mine. Will need the DH to rewire it. The cabinet is the same also, with the two drawers on the door. It is embossed into the metal. I'm not sure how to clean it. That was going to be my next question. I will be watching this tread to see what other information may show up.
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    Cool, they made it in bronze??? That would be worth quite a bit, I'd like to find one too! I'm looking forward to hearing more about these godzilla White machines. I never knew they existed! The cabinets are just beautiful!

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    I have the same machine in a Martha Washington Cabinet. It has an electric plug on the right side behind the machine. I'm still baffled about that one. I bought it as a project and haven't gotten to it yet. I do know they are rotary machines and were made after the rotary machines with the painted decals.

    Go to this site http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.co...g_machine.html

    There's one that that sold for $350.

    One thing to note as you are fixin her up. The wheel turns away from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    I have the same machine in a Martha Washington Cabinet. It has an electric plug on the right side behind the machine. I'm still baffled about that one. I bought it as a project and haven't gotten to it yet. I do know they are rotary machines and were made after the rotary machines with the painted decals.

    Go to this site http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.co...g_machine.html

    There's one that that sold for $350.

    One thing to note as you are fixin her up. The wheel turns away from you.

    Thank you! Its nice to see that it was as good of a find (especially for the price) as we thought when we spotted it on the side of the road. A bunch of young girls out with a lot of uninteresting garage sale items, i dont think anyone knew what they had nor cared. I will post pictures as we get her cleaned up and renewed.
    Just Mel

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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas! Looks like you found a real beauty!
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    Welcome from WI. What a great looking machine. Hope you find the info you need.

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    I have one of these Whites in my garage. It looks like yours. The serial number is X538117. I would be interested to hear more information on them.

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    What a bargain! I like that knee bar, looks easy to use.

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    I have a White machine made in 1949. It sews wonderfully and is so powerful. It can sew through many layers of fabric including leather. Look on you tube, put in threading a White machine and it will show you how to thread them. I love mine. Yours looks like it might be older than mine, but it is basically the same. The only difference I can see is that yours has a shiny light where mine is black like the machine. Mine is black crinkle finish and I bought a brown crinkle finish from EBay. I paid $25 for the black one at an estate sale and $40 for the one off EBay. I think I got a bargain and I know you got a Big bargain! If you call Husqvarna and give them the serial # they will tell you how old it is. Husqvarna took over White.

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    I forgot to mention the wheel turns away from you. You will love the knee press once you get used to it.

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    Thank you everyone for the warm Welcomes and compliments on the newest house project! When I come across any good helpful or interesting information on these guys I will be sure to post it and share!
    Just Mel

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    Any more updates? I was just given a machine similar to yours and was wondering about your progress.

    Barb

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    Congratulations on your great find. Be careful of the wiring and enjoy your project. Take it slow and easy,...more fun that way.

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    What's the best way to clean the crinkles? Mine is REALLY dirty, greasy and grimy. I know I can clean and oil the insides, I can polish the metal parts, but how do I clean the crinkles and grooves? I was thinking mild dish soap and a toothbrush...

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    I love your machine. What a buy that was!
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