Vintage White 1499 Sewing Machine, Nylon to Denim, Dress Maker, Free Embroidery, Zig Zag, Button Hole, 16 Stitch, Adjustable Speed w Reverse

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The gorgeous White 1499 sewing machine with the accompanying foot pedal are in great to excellent condition. The machine is also in great to excellent working condition. This machine has been inspected by a sewing machine professional who is also an authorized dealer for several different brands of high-end machines. The machine is capable of sewing light nylon to heavy denim and/or tweed. According to the tag, this particular sewing machine has a 120V, 85W, 60Hz, and .85 amp motor. This machine has a working light. It is capable of twin-needle sewing and free-hand embroidery. Also, this particular White 1499 sewing machine is near the top end of "Home" sewing machines.

The serial number is 246191. While there is no manufacturing date on the machine, the plug end along with the overall design of the machine puts the manufacturing date sometime in the 1950's to 1960's. According to references, the White Sewing Machine Company was renamed White Motor Company in 1964.

This gorgeous White 1499 electric sewing machine was made in Thailand.

There is a button for reverse. The machine has adjustable speeds, thread lengths, and tensions.

Included in the 16 Stitch patterns are:

1 Straight Stitch Pattern
4 Zig-Zag Patterns
1 Blind Hem Pattern
1 Thread step Zig-Zag Stitch Pattern
1 Reverse Blind Hem
3 Button Hole Patterns
1 Smocking Stitch Pattern
1 Slant Overedge Pattern
1 Pullover Stitch
1 Ric-Rack Stretch Stitch Pattern
1 Straight Stretch Stitch Pattern

The machine also gives the option of regulating presser foot pressure.

The side hand dial will also allow for manual sewing.

The flat bed can be removed to allow for manually feeding material.

The foot pedal controller is rated 110/125V, 50/60Hz, 1 Amp, Max AC only. The foot pedal controller was also made in Taiwan.

There are a couple of slight places where the paint has chipped on the foot pedal. Other than this, there are no breaks, cracks, chips, bad odors, or repair places on this gorgeous White sewing machine or on the accompanying foot pedal. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on this beautiful machine - most of which are more consistent with storage and/or transportation than actual use. One of the rubber feet is missing from the bottom. The cord and foot pedal are super clean. The main housing is aluminum with plastic knobs, top, side, door, flat bed, and end panel. The graphics are in excellent condition with colors that are still vibrant and fresh. The appearance of the plastic has a slight bit of yellowing on some of the plastic that is very hard to notice.

This gorgeous White 1499 sewing machine is in such great condition that it could be used for the purpose for which it was intended or it could be added to a growing collection of vintage sewing machines.

Please note that additional adjustments may be needed before putting the machine to work. There are no additional parts, threads, needles, feet, etc. included with this listing. The needle that in the machine will be shipped with the machine. However, the needle may need to be changed.

A paper manual does not come with the machine. There is a manual online @

To verify that this machine is working, we have uploaded a video on our Facebook page which goes through some or most of the settings. Before using the machine, it is recommended that a quick run-through and oiling be done. However, as with all electronics, the machine will eventually need proper maintenance.

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The gorgeous White 1499 sewing machine with the accompanying foot pedal weighs approximately 282 oz.

The portable aluminum housing with plastic trim White 1499 sewing machine measures 15" in length x 12 1/8" total height or 11.5" to the top of the actual machine x 7" deep at the base.

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Vintage White 1499 Sewing Machine Electric Dress Making w Light & Adjustable Thread Tension Speed Foot Pedal 16 Stitch and Free Hand Embroidery Button Hole Zig Zag

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