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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Oops! I Did It Again

Yes, I did it again, only this time with my husband's blessing! He found this amazing vintage White Rotary sewing machine in a red cabinet with a matching stool on Craigslist in a nearby (1 1/2 hours away) town. Yep, that's a near-by town out here in the mountains of Eastern Oregon :)

The cabinet is so beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. It's hardwood, painted black with a red wash. It opens up on both sides of the machine and the little stool is darling with rounded corners. The drawers open smoothly and it was filled with treats - 3 boxes of original attachements, two owners manuals & extra bobbins. The only attachment missing is the zipper foot!

The machine works beautifully! This White Rotary Series 77 was manufactured in 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio for White. One owners manual says 'Domestic Series 153' and is an identical machine. This machine was made to rival the Singer Featherweight and resembles the Featherweight in styling. No fancy decals here; this baby has a textured metal body that doesn't chip or scratch. I think I may abandon my modern sewing machine in favor of these oldies :) They are so powerful and sew through anything without lugging down. My dear cheap Janome may soon only be used for button holes :)

If you're a regular reader, you may remember my previous vintage sewing machine find, the Ward's Signature. I found a set of cams & attachments on Ebay that originally came with this machine. Now I have 23 decorative stitches for that machine!

The hubby's catching my vintage sewing machine bug...he found this one and told me to call and want to put all my beauties on display...Pretty cool to have a hubby support my habit!


Jacqueline said...

Your list of project Ideas is awesome!!!!!!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - that vintage sewing machine is a beauty!! Love, love, love it! What a good hubby :)

azm said...

Any chance you can scan the manual? I inherited this model recently, and it has no manual!

Sabrina said...

I have the same machine (minus the awesome cabinet) and have sewn on it for now over 12 years. It will sew through a log I believe and still keep going.

I buy plenty other vintage machines (I really am trying to cut down), but this is the one I keep going back to. Simple, strong, minimal. I love it.