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Old 03-25-2013, 03:30 AM
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Good Morning: I just got my mom's old sewing machine - The White Selec-Tronic Model 970 purchased on 12-24-70 (gift to Mom from Dad)! Does anyone have one or know anything about it? It comes in a cabinet with a foot/knee control. If any of you have one, could you tell me how it works? Good? Bad? Any little idiocyncrasies? It should be fun to work with. My mom used it forever. Thanks for any help you can give me? Edie
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:44 AM
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Edie,

Welcome to the Quilting Board Forum.


I can't help with the machine by the name only. So many of that vintage machine were just badged machines made by a bunch of different makers, usually Japanese, it's hard to tell without a couple good photos.
If you could post a good clear front and back picture we can tell you a lot.

Also there are many sources for owners manuals if you didn't get your machines manual.

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:22 AM
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Hi Edie,
I just got a White 970 yesterday, aren't they beautiful!
Mine came with a manual, which I'd be happy to share with you if you don't have one (just shoot me an email).
Also, there's a video on YouTube of a woman demonstrating the features of the 970 (link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M0ER...rW9QwJn9Rb_NlA).
Hope you enjoy your machine!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:07 AM
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WOW I want one! LOL Well at least I want to look at one...
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:56 AM
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Well now im sold i want this machine too!
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Kathy Singer View Post
OMG! 1.3 Amp motor?? It really is a beast!

EDIT: Just checked and they were never exported here (well, Google had nuthin')

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:12 PM
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Manicmike, my recently found domestic machine has 1.3 amp motor. Lol it doesnt have the bells and whistles that this one does. But the youtube link posted in this thread is to an ebay seller that currently has one for sale!
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I haven't seen many older mechanical White machines I don't like.
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Originally Posted by foufymaus View Post
Manicmike, my recently found domestic machine has 1.3 amp motor.
That's about 145W. My domestic Singer motors are about a third of that.
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Some of those Japanese machines came with really nice motors. Very gutsy machines.
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