Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • Reminder about White Rotary Tension >
  • Reminder about White Rotary Tension

  • Reminder about White Rotary Tension

    Old 07-06-2015, 05:45 AM
      #1  
    Senior Member
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Oct 2013
    Posts: 888
    Default Reminder about White Rotary Tension

    Just a reminder from manual: "The tension cannot be regulated when the lifter is up because the Releaser is operated by the presser bar lifter" Instructions for use and care of the No. 49 Rotary Sewing Machine Edition 4-2-37. (I have found true also on my 1912 White Rotary treadle).

    Translated: Have your foot down when adjusting the tension.
    yobrosew is offline  
    Old 07-06-2015, 11:15 AM
      #2  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: Millville, NJ
    Posts: 1,835
    Default

    A good reminder. On most machines there is no tension when the presser foot is raised. This would not be the case on older machines where the tension is on top of the arm or early Singers and Davis with finger tab on disc tension.

    Jon
    jlhmnj is offline  
    Old 07-08-2015, 10:48 AM
      #3  
    Junior Member
     
    Freaky_Quilts_Dragon's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2015
    Location: Colorado
    Posts: 193
    Default

    Yeah, my Two Spools does that too. It's one of the reasons my Davis NVF is my favorite machine as I prefer to make my own decisions. It is thoughtful when features like that are there, but for me, it's frustrating when technology thinks it's smarter than me because it never is.

    If it's annoying to you too, you could probably remove the tension release from the presser foot bar and put a different one somewhere else on the thread path. It'd be quite a bit of tinkering though.
    Freaky_Quilts_Dragon is offline  
    Old 07-09-2015, 05:33 PM
      #4  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Round Rock,Texas
    Posts: 6,135
    Default

    It has been said that if its a White brand machine, everything is backwards from Singer. I love using my White Rotary, just takes me a few minutes to remember all the quirks. Especially when I've been using one of the Singer treadles.
    Sharon in Texas
    purplefiend is offline  
    Related Topics
    Thread
    Thread Starter
    Forum
    Replies
    Last Post
    Bennett
    For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
    21
    06-10-2017 07:55 PM
    yobrosew
    For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
    8
    09-26-2014 06:25 PM
    tropit
    For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
    2
    03-12-2014 04:29 PM
    Ruby the Quilter
    Main
    8
    05-11-2013 09:28 AM
    lakekids
    For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
    0
    07-03-2012 08:41 AM

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter