White brand hand crank?

Old 10-17-2020, 07:08 PM
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Question White brand hand crank?

I just rescued a pristine White Treadle head from becoming bookends. The case was one of the gorgeous 6 drawer treadles With one small nick. The owner had sold the base separately! Did White machines ever come with a hand crank option? Can a reproduction meant for a Singer work with the Clockwise turn of a White? If not, suggestions where to get one that will work since I donít have room for another treadle base?
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:27 AM
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Whiete made a 3/4 sized VS machine called the Peerless that was HC Maybe another model. But in general I haven't seen Whitle hand cranks at all. The reverse direction would not be trouble for a Singer hand crank but mounting would be a very difficult endeavor. Quick and dirty and sloppy option would be to mount a steering wheel knob on the hand wheel if you have space, but then you only have 1;1 ratio of crank to stitch as opposed the 1:3 ration for a Singer. I hope someone else has more into. I'd love to do it too.
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:56 PM
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Well, I’ve gritted my teeth and ordered one of the Chinese hand cranks in the mid range of prices. Probably all the same but if it fails to work, I have a Singer head it may work on. Let’s keep fingers crossed!
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