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  • Feb 2, 2008, 08:52 PM
    White rotary sewing machine
    I have a white rotary sewing machine serial number fr 2204568, I would like to know the year of it and the name or type. Thanks
  • Feb 2, 2008, 09:44 PM
    Her are a couple of sites that may help with dating and manuals, parts, etc for old White

    Machines. The serial number is often stamped on the base at the lower right of the

    Machine as you are facing it.

    whites - White Sewing Machine or Serger Instruction Book or Operating Manual - Specify Model Number UPS GROUND ONLY

    Hope this helps -- Please rate my answer
  • Feb 3, 2008, 02:43 AM
    What is quoted below, is from the following site. whites From this, you should be able to get an approximate year or years for the manufacture of your machine and also what type it is.


    White Numbers/Years

    The White company (still in business) has some serial number records and will date machines. Their record and numbering system is/was not as organized as Singers, so there are some problems. However, we are assembling a record of known dates to provide a rough comparison ability.

    The following White numbers were verified through the company. You will note that there are irregularities in the stated sequences. Neither we nor the company have any explanation for this. Hopefully, you can use the list for a quick check on the age of your White. If you call the Husqvarna/Viking/White company at 1 800 446-2333, they will date your machhine for you.

    VS - the White VS was introduced in 1876. Books credit it through the 1880's but White records show it continuing into the 1900's. VS I has round tension on upper arm. VS II came out in the 1880's. The tension was by means of a nut on the machine head, but had no dial. VS III came out in the 1890's and had the tension dial, similar to the FR models.

    1163248 this number is from the 1800's. White records start in 1900
    1368882 1903
    1759040 1915
    1800124 1919

    Family Rotary - The Family Rotary, or FR, came out in the 1890's, and in various models continued well into the 1930's. FR serial numbers were used on badge machines as well as those labeled "White".

    FR 140336 pre-1900
    FR 127544 1906 (Note: It has been reported that #s 105200 - 194000 are all 1906. This conflicts with the report on #140336, above, but such conflicts are common.)
    FR 238519 1908
    FR 256000 1909
    FR 329999 1910
    FR 233914 1914
    FR 2294605 1913
    FR 2230955 1913
    FR 2339124 1914
    3 FR 2339124 1914 - per White, the "3" in front of the FR has no significance as to date
    FR 2567602 1917
    FR 2636433 1917
    FR 2611632 1917
    FR 2637707 1917
    FR 2793214 1918
    FR 2865473 1920
    FR 7155341 1921 FLORENCE ROTARY
    FR 7156168 1921 FLORENCE ROTARY
    FR 7157866 1921 FLORENCE ROTARY
    FR 75156168 1921 DOMESTIC ROTARY
    FR 29533555 1922
    FR 3009969 1923
    FR 3020193 1923
    FR 3020912 1923

    Cast In Decoration Variation
    White offered some FR's with cast in decoration, rather than decals. These were introduced in 1928 and were all electrics. You can substitute an earlier FR handwheel and put them in a treadle. Some were a lovely copper/bronze color, and some had a black krinkle finish. I believe the bronze ones were earlier than the krinkle finish. The bronze were offered in a beautiful cherry library table of quite good size. The entire top lifted off to expose the machine, which was then tilted up for use. It is one of the most beautiful of all sewing machine furniture pieces.
    1X990 1929
    31X18031 date
  • Feb 22, 2009, 10:33 AM

    The White Rotary I have was October 25, 1927 I can not find the serial numbers at all on this one! It has the cabinet and the knee peddle, where can I find the serial number? Also on the under of the machine number is 813-3 I need to know where to find this model etc... Thanks
  • Jun 22, 2010, 10:35 AM
    I found mine engraved in the cast iron not a lable as I faced the wheel one the end it was on the bottom right hand side under the motor.
  • Jun 22, 2010, 10:39 AM
    I have a white sewing machine I inherrited from my Grandmother. Serial # 1X19476 can you tell me the date of it and the value?
  • Apr 25, 2012, 11:46 PM
    dana barrett
    I have a model#fr3135047 whites sewing machine can you tell me what its worth if I want to sell it
  • Jun 16, 2012, 04:23 AM
    My husbands grandmother left him her White Rotary sweing machine. The number is FR3397041 it has the matching sew box also.we have had it for years in our bed room and it still works can any one tell me the year please. [email protected] Thank you so much Tracy
  • Aug 3, 2012, 04:03 PM
    I have a White Rotary Sewmaster. The patent number that I found is 611-12464. It is in a square cabinet that has a chair built in with a knee pedal. The color is green , very heavy. Can you tell me the year it was made and what would be the value?
  • Aug 31, 2012, 01:39 PM
    Is there a place to determine that actual VALUE of the machines?
  • Aug 31, 2012, 01:40 PM
    Where can I find the VALUE of a White's Rotary Sewing Machine from the 1800's?

  • Nov 13, 2012, 10:59 PM
  • Dec 26, 2017, 07:49 PM
    I have a white family rotary treadle sewing machine serial nu FR322040 I wonder what the model number is.
  • Dec 27, 2017, 06:38 PM
    Have you tried blogs and magazines like this one?

    Identifying Vintage Sewing Machines - Threads
  • Jun 20, 2019, 05:57 PM
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