Dating a white sewing machine
The first White sewing machine labelled as such was a vibrating-shuttle model introduced in 1876.A vibrating-shuttle lock-stitch was introduced in 1876.Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine. Also, I am a Bernina user, so I'm comfortable with the new foot pedal. Nova is extremely organized and keeps the class moving - but in a way that every question gets answered.Lay your machine on its back and look on the left hand side of the main body (not the folding extension table). I have a feeling that I'll probably always use the new foot pedal now. Best regards and sincerely Yours, "Hi Nova: I just wanted to Thank you for supplying the Sew Straight Guide. My sewing is accurate and not veering off at the end of my seams. She moves freely between each student to insure that everyone understands." "I’ve been sewing on my “quiet” little machine for the past 2 days. Just wanted to let you know how much I personally enjoyed your workshop.This White model was described by a contemporary source as a machine of simple construction with a minimum number of parts, a good amount of space under the arm, featuring a feed on either side of the needle, and possessing a self-setting needle and a self-threading shuttle.An improved version of the White vibrating shuttle was introduced in the late 1880s.As a classic example: I own a 1951 "badged" Centennial of Sewing machine that obviously is from 1951.
Singer Featherweights were manufactured in three different plants: Elizabethport, New Jersey in the USA; Clydebank, Kilbowie, Scotland in Great Britain; and St. You can quickly determine which plant your machine was manufactured in by looking at the serial number on the bottom of your machine. I was worried about the wiring to my original foot pedal, therefore, I was glad to get the new one.
It was replaced with an improved version in the 1890s which continued in production into the 1920s.
In the late 1890s the company's vibrating-shuttle model was supplemented with a new rotary model, known initially as the "White Family Rotary".
Nova teaches a highly acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop. Click here for more information about the workshop. Both the Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Card and foot control that I ordered arrived today. Oh, I just finished making a quilt top on my 1952 Featherweight. I wish to say that I am very satisfied with shipped items. The acrylic is not damaging the surface of my Featherweight. I’ve heard nothing but raves from the 11 ladies that came from the Houston area."My head is still reeling from all of the information you taught in class--many thanks.
Click here to Contact Nova for her to teach the workshop in your area. The four Featherweight cards are a WONDERFUL resource.In 1858, at the age of 22 the founder of the company, Thomas White began manufacturing New England-type which he sold for apiece.