White Sewing Machine - 1920's Vintage Antique$229(Dana Point, CA)
Old White Sewing Machine from the 1920"s with Serial Number 11X10027 a part of the W.H. Collections and good working condition, with all natural wood cover and portable cabinet. We are selling it for a friend of ours and we expect it will be gone soon due to the excellent condition of the wood cabinet and the machine...if you are interested please email us. Here is some information about White Sewing Machines: White was, next to Singer, perhaps the largest and best known of the US sewing machine companies. Unlike Singer, they did not offer many different models, or change models very often. Their engineering was extremely good, and their products stood the test of time. They introduced their VS machine in the late 1870's and manufactured it with minor improvements into the early 1900's. They introduced a new model, the Family Rotary, or FR, which was a very well designed and strong machine, in the late 1890's and manufactured this design, with some variations, up until WW II. Unfortunately, there is nowhere near as much information on the White Company as on Singer. The company was founded by Thomas White, who had some prior experience in sewing machine manufacture. He located in Cleveland, Ohio. The company was formed in 1876. White was a large and prosperous company, giving Singer a run for their money. White took over the Domestic and King sewing machine companies and eventually became White Consolidated Industries. They ceased manufacturing in the United States sometime after WWII, probably the late 60's or early 70's. After that their machines were made in Japan. The White FR or Family Rotary is the most common White. They are a truly outstanding machine.