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    Old 08-15-2010, 11:39 AM
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    Billy, if you have time, what can you tell me about the White Rotary that I got this weekend. The serial number is 1x33470. That is on a brass plate under the motor in the back. I lifted the machine and stamped on the underside is a 9002, fairly large and molded into the metal. On the throat plate it says to only use only FR White needles.

    I think I may have found a manual, but it does not use a model number, it just says White Rotary Electric Machine. The picture looks like the one I have, but it is just the back side. http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...ion_Manual.htm

    I would appreciate any help in figuring this out. How to clean it up and all that.

    I did find an article that showed the FR Whites and there was one that looked similar to mine, but in all bronze! Imagine that. So pretty.
    http://www.treadleon.net/whitesm/mck...ernonwhite.htm
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    Old 08-15-2010, 12:50 PM
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    OH WOW If I only had an extra 3 Grand laying around. This would be so cool!
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    Old 08-15-2010, 02:01 PM
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    Originally Posted by Katia
    Billy, if you have time, what can you tell me about the White Rotary that I got this weekend. The serial number is 1x33470. That is on a brass plate under the motor in the back. I lifted the machine and stamped on the underside is a 9002, fairly large and molded into the metal. On the throat plate it says to only use only FR White needles.

    I think I may have found a manual, but it does not use a model number, it just says White Rotary Electric Machine. The picture looks like the one I have, but it is just the back side. http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...ion_Manual.htm

    I would appreciate any help in figuring this out. How to clean it up and all that.

    I did find an article that showed the FR Whites and there was one that looked similar to mine, but in all bronze! Imagine that. So pretty.
    http://www.treadleon.net/whitesm/mck...ernonwhite.htm
    Thats only an anniversary model and it is Bronze plated. I think those were 1928 issues and have seen several of them but a lot of folks tend to ruin them by polishing them out and not leaving well enough alone.

    I have no information on the Whites at least not yet. I am always looking for information on the Smithsonian and what I can dig up at our local Universities.

    And you can get by with another manufacturers needle for your machine that was just a way to get you back into the store so they can sell you more.

    The needles yours takes is a Boye 16

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    Originally Posted by Candace
    OH WOW If I only had an extra 3 Grand laying around. This would be so cool!
    That rascal looks like it will sew through 1/4" plate!!

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    Old 08-15-2010, 03:00 PM
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    This lady bought a gem....check it out here:

    http://meari.multiply.com/photos/alb...Sewing_Machine
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    Old 08-15-2010, 03:20 PM
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    Originally Posted by Darcene
    This lady bought a gem....check it out here:

    http://meari.multiply.com/photos/alb...Sewing_Machine
    In my dreams...................
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    Old 08-15-2010, 03:24 PM
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    Originally Posted by Darcene
    This lady bought a gem....check it out here:

    http://meari.multiply.com/photos/alb...Sewing_Machine
    Thats the first time I have seen the "PERSIAN" decals other than photos of them on the NB. If it will clean up she has a super hard to come by decal pattern to lay claim to!!

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    Old 08-15-2010, 03:26 PM
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    Now that my machines are all clean, I noticed that the singer on the treadle is a faint gold. I am cleaning the iron work and what paint was used for the gold? Brilliant gold or just gold paint? Thanks Glenn
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    Old 08-15-2010, 03:27 PM
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    I just purchased a 1946 Featherweight 221 yesterday. She looks pretty well taken care of, her motor is fairly quiet, and her stitch is perfect. Last night, I opened her up, cleaned out some of the gunk (including a fuzzball to end all compacted fuzzballs under the throatplate), oiled her and put her back together. My only problem is that her top speed is granny gear. Is there a way to increase her speed?
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    Old 08-15-2010, 03:38 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by Darcene
    This lady bought a gem....check it out here:

    http://meari.multiply.com/photos/alb...Sewing_Machine
    Thats the first time I have seen the "PERSIAN" decals other than photos of them on the NB. If it will clean up she has a super hard to come by decal pattern to lay claim to!!

    Billy
    And for all of $30.00.....she is one lucky lady....
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