The White Gem is a very rare and unusual machine that no one seems to know very much about. So far we have found no references to the Gem in company documentation or adverts. The Gem is a small model with beautifully colourful decals and mounted on a heavy cast iron base, making it a very sturdy little machine to use. The hand wheel was the same as had been used on the very early Peerless models, with a pulley on its outer face to allow the option of the machine being operated by a treadle. The hand wheel incorporated a spring pin which allowed it to be disconnected from the main drive gear when rewinding a bobbin.The shuttle cover plate just bears the name White S. But there are no patent dates. The Gem uses the same shuttle type No. 282 and bobbin as the Whites Peerless, but other than that it is quite unlike other models in the White range. Some sources believe the Gem to have been made between 1886 and 1892. Although this seems likely to be true, the accuracy of these dates appears to be unproven by documentary evidence.
It is not known how many of these beautiful machines were made, but very few seem to have survived and so they are now highly sought after by serious collectors. This sewing machine works correct is super docoerd model. And the shuttle is present. A very nice example of victotian. Visite la tienda P O P MANIA + de 500 artículos seleccionados.
T ypewriters, las máquinas de coser , teléfonos. The item "WOW very NICE rare & Antique sewing machine WITHE GEM circa 1888 USA" is in sale since Friday, October 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Sewing Machines".
The seller is "popmania" and is located in Logroño. This item can be shipped worldwide.