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Posted 5 years ago


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This was my wifes GREAT Grandmothers sewing machine then her Grandmothers, she used it for a plant stand for her violets and water damaged the top, I refinished it for my wife and she displays her perfume bottle collection on it in our bedroom. It has a warranty and sold date of May 14th 1909 , its in good shape inside.


  1. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Thanks ttomtucker, Manikin and chevy59
  2. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    Lovely cabinet. If you clear the top of it and check the serial number of the machine you should be able to get a date :)
  3. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Thanks Bernadette, I'll check it out.
  4. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Thanks trgrubaugh and officialfuel
  5. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Update: Dated May 14th 1909
  6. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    How fantastic to have the original warranty! That's great.
  7. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Thanks Brenadette, there also was most of the manual, old needles and old pocket knife in drawer
  8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Thanks packrat-place
  9. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Thanks Flash1fitness
  10. BuffaloNickels BuffaloNickels, 5 years ago
    Did you happen to find the serial number? I have an identical machine (found locally in Tonawanda, so I'd assume the possiblity of coming from the same store?) This is the only one I've found on the net with the same cabinet, but I can't figure out where the serial number is.
  11. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    EJW-54, what a great old machine! I have my grandmother's old Singer that was also used as a plant stand by my mother and ended up with water damage. What IS it with using these things for that!? *LOL* Great job on the cabinet, btw. Thanks for sharing your machine!

    BuffaloNickels, I don't know exactly, but in case EJW-54 doesn't get back to you for a while, you can take a look for either a stamped number or a numbered tag somewhere on the machine. It could be on the outside or underneath.
  12. BuffaloNickels BuffaloNickels, 5 years ago
    chinablue - I did find a number stamped on the front of the machine, but everything I can find on White machines - it doesn't match up to the type of number they used. Mine says 81589 and for example. According to the warranty - his is 15 52 400 Most serial numbers I've seen have started with 15 or 17 and none of them are as short as mine? I've been trying to get through to Huskvarn - Viking to see if they can help but so far I either can't get through, or I get a wild goose chase.

    I can't decide if I want to try and take the old laquer/varnish off of mine. I bought it to use, and taking it all apart is seriously going to delay my treadle time LOL but EJW-54's is so pretty. My laquer/varnish has clearly darkened so much from the original finish.
  13. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    BuffaloNickels, can you either post a picture of yours or perhaps comment on something I have posted on here so we don't highjack this posting? That is kind of frowned upon. I have some links I can give you that may help. :-)
  14. BuffaloNickels BuffaloNickels, 5 years ago
    Of course. I'll try to get pictures of mine up tonight. Thank you chinablue!
  15. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Gorgeous !!! Great display !
  16. EJW-54 EJW-54, 5 years ago
    Thanks scandinavian_pieces, BuffaloNickels, chinablue, BELLIN68, walksoftly and Hedgewalker for loves and nice comments!
  17. BornRebel, 4 years ago
    Hello, I noticed your white sewing machine. I have one just like it but it is not in as good condition. The inside is nice but the wood stand is in poor condition and I was wondering if you could tell me how to refinish it? Also, can you tell me what this machine is worth?
  18. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    Hi BornRebel, I used paint/varnish remover first then sanded lightly then cleaned and varnished it. these are not rare so value is not much, I think mine is maybe worth $300 or so.
  19. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    Thanks trgrubaugh and ttomtucker, cool that you love this!
  20. BornRebel, 4 years ago
    Hi, thank you for the restoration tips, they proved to be very useful! I noticed when I was reading about items you have collected that you collect Coca Cola items. I have a vintage Coca Cola metal folding chair that I would like to part with. If you would like to make me an offer on it I am sure we could reach an agreement. If so leave me an email at david makina83 and I will reply to give you my number.
  21. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    Thanks lundy!
  22. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    Thanks Aimathena!
  23. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
    You're very welcome =^)
  24. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    Thankyou freiheit, glad you love this!
  25. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    Hey.. great that you love this junkmanjoe !
  26. KateT KateT, 3 years ago
    This looks like mine. Only you have finished it nicely. What kind of varnish did you use?
  27. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Hi KateT, I used semi gloss polyurethane.
  28. sandym, 3 years ago
    I have a 1909 Whites sewing machine in the portable travel style case. It's in
    very good condition looks like it was barely used. It has beautiful gold disigns on
    it. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I could use to clean the surface
    with. I don't want to ruin the paint. Also could anyone tell me what it's worth?
  29. KathyJo, 2 years ago
    My husband just got me a A.G. Mason Rotary which as it turns out is a 1935 White Family Rotary. I would like to find parts for it but I am not sure where I need to go anybody have a suggestion. I did find out that Viking bought out White in 2009 and closed the company but they could not give me any other ideas.

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