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Posted 1 year ago


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Last week at a garage sale, I bought this working, circa 1928 electric sewing machine manufactured by White for only $30! It is in the Cast in Decoration Variation style (meaning the design is carved in rather than painted on; decals caused glares while people sewed) with a black krinkle finish. Incredibly, ALL of the original parts- instructions, bobbins, feet, string, needles made by White, a tin container with hemmers, a binder, braider, ruffler, tucker, and edge stitcher, and, as bonuses, needles made by House Hold and Boye, a medicinal dropper by Glasco, and a newspaper article about the machine from 1950- are present.


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    very beautiful darling!!!
  2. NicoleJerelen NicoleJerelen, 1 year ago
    Thank you, Sean!!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your welcome Nicole!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Thoscahaba Thoscahaba, 1 year ago
    The original thigh master. My grandmother had one. Great memories.
  5. DobbinDee70, 1 year ago
    Niclole : Very nice find . I have one in a cabinet like yours only mine has the machine with the gold decals and my cabinet needs work . The door on the front of mine will not stay shut and the wood that holds one of the hinge pins is broken . I also paid $30.00 . I think you got a better deal . Good work .
  6. fortapache fortapache, 10 months ago
    Cool someone else with a White.
  7. DobbinDee70, 10 months ago
    fortapache : I have at least three of them . One was the very first machine I ever bought for myself with my first job out of high school . It is a treadle White . I even made my wedding dress on it before I got married . I love that machine .

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