Sunday, February 14, 2010

sewing machine history stuff


a reader of the blog sent me a link to the ehow article titled : What Does a Serger Sewing Machine do asking whether the Merrow history was correct


What Does a Serger Sewing Machine Do? | eHow.com
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Well the article is certainly closer than most! However the author neglects to note that the father/son team first perfected the looping stitch with one thread (now known as the Whip Stitch) and modified this to trim with three threads, creating the first automated overlock stitch. The implications were broad and this invention changed how clothing and garments were manufactured.

Great stuff though -- we're proud to carry on the tradition!
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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