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Thread: White Selec-Tronic - Model 970

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    White Selec-Tronic - Model 970

    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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    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.

    Joe

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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!
    Kathy

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    WOW I want one! LOL Well at least I want to look at one...
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    Well now im sold i want this machine too!

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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I too have a White 970 as well, and would love to get a manual.

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    Very cool! Love the atomic symbol on the bobbin cover door.
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    Actually she corrects herself and states it is a 1.6 amp motor! FANTABULOUS. Its going on my wish list too.
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    White manuals are on the Singer manual site. You can get this free : http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...manuals/search Just type in 970 in the search box. It's the second one on the page. Love my White machines!

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    Hi Kathy,

    Thank you for offering a copy of your White 970 instructions/manual.
    Can you also help me with a copy? I'd be most grateful.

    Thank you kindly,
    MM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy Singer View Post
    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!
    Kathy

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    Free copy of the manual here http://www.singerco.com/support/instruction-manuals You will need to type W970 in the box.
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    That looks like a really neat machine. Since it was your mom's, I'm sure it's special to you.
    bk

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