WHITE SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
The White "Peerless" sewing machine was the most popular early model produced by the White Sewing Machine Company with many variations being produced over several years. The machines usually have the various patents applied for stamped on to the slide plates, which helps with the dating of these models. Early examples have beautiful central decals which look like landscape paintings and elaborate gold decals on the rest of the machine body. One of the "Peerless" models has a very cleverly designed hand crank which folds back behind the machine so that the machine can be stored in its case.
The "New Peerless" came into production at the end of the 1800’s and bears a striking resemblance to the Singer 28K, even down to the early bentwood case with shoulders.