Antique Ornate White Family Rotary Sewing Machine Head

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 10, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

White Family Rotary


Awesome Graphics and Color

1905 Patent - ANTIQUE

ITEM INFO: Just in from a local Midwestern Wisconsin Estate auction is this Rare Antique White Sewing machine! These early models are hard to find in this condition and this one is very clean and beautifully adorned in graphics and color. This one was protected inside an old treadle base cabinet, but the cabinet had seen its better days. It did its job protecting this great sewing head though. Its rotation is smooth, but I'm sure will need some fine tuning and lubing before using. So this is one to add to the collection! Its instruction book has no date, but is complete and covers the machine head, its rotary shuttle, and its original "No. 35 Automatic Lift WHITE Sewing Base". This one was designed to be used with a treadle base as it has the lether belt drive pulley on the hand wheel. It also comes with its original attachments in their metal box, which are in the photos. Most have a patent date of "JULY 7-91", while the other larger two say "Griest". T are also 3 spare bobbins. Looks like a well used machine, but also a well cared for unit. The photos really say it best (and we took a lot of them for you), so view them closely and carefully. This is a very nice, rare and useful item for a good price, so don’t miss out! ! (0180010)(241218-33)

INCLUDES: 1 Antique White Family Rotary Sewing Machine Head, Instruction Book, Attachment Box, Attachments, and extras (see photos)!

CONDITION: Overall, the paint is in excellent condition with no noted rust. The graphics have wear from use, heavier w the fabric and hands came into contact with their surfaces (see photos). Not bad for a 100+ year old Machine. We could not test this one due to no belt or treadle, but it rotated well by hand with some stiffness (lubing & fine tune adjustments needed only). Otherwise everything looked in operational order during our inspection. The bobbin shuttle is in place under the T-Shirt chrome slides by the machine's foot and its movement is free and smooth. A couple of blemish spots noted on the right lever chrome plate (see photo). The under carriage metal parts show some light surface rust on the two main rods and the underside of the bobbin plate. Everything else appears to be in Very Good to Excellent Condition (see photos).

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: The sewing machine head measures approx. 7-1/2” deep x 12" tall x 17-1/2” long. Weighs in at a sturdy 26-1/2 lbs.

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