Dating vintage white machines
VINTAGE White are today among the most commonly found models in the United States.
They are robust, well-made, machines capable of sewing thick materials that many modern machines are incapable of handling.
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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.
The introduced their VS machine in the late 1870's and manufactured it with minor improvements into the early 1900's.
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.
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Singer Sewing Machines were first manufactured in 1851.