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PLEASE CANCEL MY REQUEST TO FIND A 741 BOBBIN CASE, MANUFACTURED BY WHITE.

I FOUND 2 IN GREEN BAY YESTERDAY!  $35 AND $25   AND I HAVE TWO MACHINES THAT NEED THEM!!!

White 741 bobbin cases 6 Mar 19.jpg 

I understand, The White Sewing Machine Company introduced its first White Family Rotary sewing machines in the year 1900 that used the 741 White bobbin case, starting serial number 100, and ending in the year 1907 with serial number 194,000. 

Afterwards, serial number FR 194001 and beyond--the White Family Rotary sewing machine's bobbin case changed to #836.   

Thank you all, for cheering me on.  I'm so happy. 

I confess--I had quite an adventure yesterday, and I'll post later to tell you about the car load of hand cranks and  treadle machines I brought home. 

I already got through the first hurdle when I hauled them into the house last night . . . my husband standing there . . . asking me, "have you lost your mind?"

Are you kidding?  I live in the middle of nowhere.  DH doesn't like to travel.  I have to make my own fun.  That's why I sew and collect sewing machines.  It's my thing.


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I've got one, somewhere.  Just don't know which version.  I'll excavate today.
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Bless you for looking. I have my fingers crossed.
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Quick!  Uncross your fingers before you get a cramp!

Sadly, mine is the newer style.
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Quick!  Uncross your fingers before you get a cramp!

Sadly, mine is the newer style.


Thank you for looking.  I appreciate you. 

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Hi Mrs. D, this post may not be relevent anymore. Just to confuse matters but I recently bought three White bobbin cases.
They are 744 bobbins that look like the 836 pic in your post I have never seen a 741.
For my information, why would the 741 not work?
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Steve
Here's my 744Screen%20Shot%202014-02-03%20at%204_21_45%20PM.png 





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Dear Steve:

Answering your question. 

I've been corresponding with Katie Farmer since November 2018.  

Katie reviewed my machine photos, and quickly told me . . . Your machine has the WRONG 836 bobbin case, wrong slide plate, missing wooden hand hole cover, was never a portable electric powered machine, but when new was a treadle machine.  

Katie said--you'll need to find the correct bobbin case, a WHITE part number #741.  

Then she wrote, 

"It is best not to sew with this machine until you have the correct parts. These parts

were not meant to be interchangeable. Using the wrong parts can cause damage.

You machine began its life as a treadle, not a portable electric."


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GOOD NEWS . . .  I found a White #741 bobbin case for my restoration project.  Like Lori says, "a bit grungy."

741 Bobbin Case - White 106961 -  Green Bay.jpg 

I've hesitated about purchase price because--in order to acquire the 741 bobbin case, the seller insists I take the whole thing . . .

1906 White Family Rotary, ser. 106961.  Price $70 complete. 

 2 front view White FR 106961.jpg 

3 detail front White FR 106961.jpg 
I'm driving to Green Bay this morning to pick it up. 



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