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Old 02-22-2012, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
According to this research:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...62576881KNhqLm

Your machine is a 1908 model. She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL, love those decals!! And even more special that she's a family machine....please write down her history and tuck it in a drawer!!
She is an oldie and a goodie! Congratulations.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:54 PM
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I too have a White Rotory machine that was bought for my mother by my father before I was born. I have done alot of research and found that if you call Singer and give them the serial number they will tell you the exact date and location that your new baby was made. She is very pretty.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
According to this research:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...62576881KNhqLm

Your machine is a 1908 model. She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL, love those decals!! And even more special that she's a family machine....please write down her history and tuck it in a drawer!!
Thanks for the serial number link Charlee. I have a couple of old ones and had been looking for the manufacture dates.
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Old 08-13-2021, 06:39 PM
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I have a White Family Rotary sewing machine just purchased for 395 from an antique store. Iíve taken it apart to clean it. Now the needle plate just drops and wonít hold the needle in position. Any ideas what to do? Thanks for any help. Boy I sure wish I would have left it alone. So frustrated.

I would also love to know the year it was made. The serial number is FR 235549.

Thanks,
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Old 08-14-2021, 06:52 AM
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Do you mean the needle clamp drops the needle? I am not sure how the needle plate, the silver plate on the bed under the needle bar and presser foot, could drop.
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Hi Joel, it is the whole bar above the needle, was dropping down. Late last night I figured out there was a screw that went inside to make it go up and down. I’m sorry this is all probably clear as mud, but I actually got it working again. Thank you so much for responding.

Another person right before me had shown a beautiful picture of her mother’s White Family Rotary. Mine looks just like that. It really has a beautiful cabinet and has been kept up by the same family and passed down for 3 generations. I wish I could add pictures but every time I upload it isn’t working. I’m sure it’s my error.

I’m still trying to figure out when it was made. The spinster sisters who originally owned it said it was passed down to them from someone in the family who owned it in 1896. However, I’m not sure how accurate that is. I’m still trying to figure out how to thread a bobbin as nothing I have found resembles this machine, instruction wise.

thanks again!
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Originally Posted by Mimmi View Post
...I wish I could add pictures but every time I upload it isn’t working. I’m sure it’s my error.

I’m still trying to figure out when it was made. ... I’m still trying to figure out how to thread a bobbin as nothing I have found resembles this machine, instruction wise.

thanks again!
Welcomi, Mimmi. Here are a few links that may be helpful to you.
.https://www.treadleon.net/WhiteSM/whites.html
http://ismacs.net/white/manuals/white-rotary.pdf
https://www.quiltingboard.com/7854405-post2.html
https://www.quiltingboard.com/8464935-post7.html

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Old 08-22-2021, 09:24 AM
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Hello Everyone! Thank you for welcoming me to this forum! It has taken me a week to change passwords, getting timed out and trying to figure out how to attach photos, thanks to the help of others.

This is the sewing machine i am referring to. I have attached names to the pressure feet i have found. If there are corrections please let me know.

Joel, I took off the part of the machine that is circled. I realized the arm that attaches to the pressure foot was not attached into a hole inside the machine for that part. (i know that is hard to understand, but i don't know how else to describe what i did) There is a screw that needs to go into the arm for it to rotate. I really don't want to take it off again as it was a nightmare the first ten times!! Anyway, it is back together and working! I am soooo happy!

I'm still trying to find the year it was manufactured. I called Viking and they said they no longer had the info.

Thanks for any and all input!
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Originally Posted by Mimmi View Post
...I'm still trying to find the year it was manufactured. I called Viking and they said they no longer had the info....
White serial numbers are a little harder to try to date than Singer for early machines. There have been some that have gathered information from warranty or other original paper work with machines. According to the link given above, an approximate date would be 1906 -1908.

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Old 08-23-2021, 04:34 AM
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Wow! Pretty machine.
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