Dating white rotary sewing machines
e Bay determines trending price through a machine learned model of the product’s sale prices within the last 90 days."New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.The Wilkinson Machine Shop at Templeton, Massachusetts, where Thomas White constructed his first machine-a copy of the New England-type chain-stitch model.The first White sewing machine labelled as such was a vibrating-shuttle model introduced in 1876.The White Sewing machine that I have is on a table with a box over the machine. Now, she gave it to my daughter and we shipped it UPS and parts are broken, and we are confused about how to piece back the cabinet. It is hard to find exact information on these machines. I have two machines, one is a treadle with a Serial # FR173381 and it is missing the the cover that goes one the side of needle plate, the second one is an electric crinkle black electric machine in a Martha Washington cabinet. It works but it smells like something is melting and the cord gets hot. I have looked everywhere for a list of serial numbers to find the date of manufacturing. The dates on the plate start with Mar 14, 1876 and end with Mar 27, 1877. If I could find an exploded view of cabinet I'd really be happy! I can't find any pictures of the wiring or how and what wire to use.
Could you possibly tell me anything about it and how you would recommend how I can sell it? Carolabout 30 years ago, I found an old FR White Rotary in a trash heap.
White merged with Husqvarna Viking, a Swedish firm.
The letters "FR" in your serial number indicate you have a Family Rotary machine.
You can find out more about old sewing machines by going to the website of the International Sewing Machine Collectors Society.
I have an old White Family Rotary machine #FR3084622.Between the early 1930s through the 1950s, White was the sole supplier of sewing machines sold by Sears Roebuck & Company. You can find the age of White sewing machines using the serial number stamped on each machine or printed on a tag affixed to the machine.