***Update 12/2013: Here’s a link to the manual for this machine! It seems that when searching for more info on the 1939 Electric White Rotary Machine in google, many are directed to my blog. But I know very little about the machine, as I only used it once. So I’ve posted a link to the manual that another user posted to his site. Hope this helps those looking for more information on their machines! Happy Sewing!***
While we were in Vermont my mother-in-law asked if I’d make her some curtains for the guest room (the room we stay in). So I spent some time sewing over vacation, pretty fun. But I’ve never sewn on a machine quite like this. This machine was Bob’s grandma’s that she apparently received in December 1939 (this was written in the handbook of course!) I was super sceptical that the machine would still be working but plugged it in and it worked! I had to follow the handbook to learn how to thread it and to wind the bobbin. The strangest thing was that the needle was threaded left to right (the eye being sideways) instead of front to back. Something to get used to for sure. I had to replace the needle to get the machine sewing, but that was the only thing I did to it and it did wonderfully. It didn’t have a foot pedal but a leg pedal instead. I kind of like that better than a foot pedal actually. I had fun doing these curtains for her and fun figuring out the machine. How cool that it still works! Its inside this beautiful end table type piece of furniture. I should have taken a picture of that too, oh well. Check out this machine and of course the finished product.