Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age.The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.
Between the early 1930s through the 1950s, White was the sole supplier of sewing machines sold by Sears Roebuck & Company. You can find the age of White sewing machines using the serial number stamped on each machine or printed on a tag affixed to the machine.
Examine the outside of the sewing machine for a number stamped in the metal or a tag that contains the serial number.
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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.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.White took over the Domestic and King sewing machine companies and eventually became White Consolidated Industries. There is one serious consideration as to the VS machines... The shuttle has a post in it, and the bobbin has a hollow core.They ceased manufacturing in the United States sometime after WWII, probably the late 60's or early 70's. The bobbin is loaded into the shuttle by sliding onto the post.Many of them were based on a Singer class 15 machine, and are commonly known as "Singer Clones" - read a bit more about them here. If your sewing machine looks a lot like these machines but has an off brand name, chances are you have a generic or clone machine.