The machine was also larger, possessing a longer bed and higher arm than its predecessor.It was replaced with an improved version in the 1890s which continued in production into the 1920s.In terms of quality, White were consistently ranked as a close second to those manufactured by Singer.
An improved version of the White vibrating shuttle was introduced in the late 1880s.
The tension device, now positioned on the sewing head, was adjusted by a thumb nut.
When production requirements for the vehicles increased, a separate company was formed in 1906.
Known as the White Motor Company, the three White sons continued production of the steam-engined vehicles.
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.