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I have an old White Family Rotary machine #FR3084622.

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Some examples of these kinds of sites are listed below. Here are some sites that have already compiled lists of patents for collectibles: Directory of American Tool and Machinery Patents American Patented Brace Database Wrench Patents Early Corn Sheller Patents American Grain Cradle Patents Cow Milker Patents Selected Tool Patents Catalogue of American Patented Antique Tools See also the Engines of Ingenuity Slideshow for some great photos of patented tools.

I’m the current contact for information about historical Ball jars on the Ball Corporation web site.

Could you possibly tell me anything about it and how you would recommend how I can sell it? Carolabout 30 years ago, I found an old FR White Rotary in a trash heap.

English patents granted before October 1852 were first printed and published in a numbered sequence in the mid-1850s.

First check the logo, which changed fairly frequently until about 1962.

The earliest logo was the intertwined BBGMC—Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company—used on jars made in Buffalo, New York.It says "White Rotary," and there's a metal plate on it with the serial number FR2657168. It was the company's most popular machine and was made until the 1950s. Business declined in the 1950s as foreign-made machines became available in the United States. Thomas White began producing sewing machines in 1858 in Templeton, Mass.The number has nothing to do with when the jar was made.Two Online Resources Now you know that you can determine an approximate age from the logo and that the big number on the bottom won’t help—even a “13,” but that’s a story for another day.But, you say, how can the date 1884 be correct, since you have a jar embossed with a patent date of 1858. Most machines would have from eight to ten molds, all making the same type of jar.

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