Friday, February 28, 2014

The 2014 Merrow Product Catalogue - IT'S INTERACTIVE!!! Get Your Hard Copy Today!


Get the 2014 Merrow Catalogue!

View and Share Merrow's Products in Multiple Formats

Hard Copy, Flipbook, PDF

The 2014 Merrow Catalogue is here! Available as the traditional (and great looking) hard copy version as well as a new INTERACTIVE FLIPBOOK featuring links to product pages, applications pages, downloads, and video! The flipbook allows you to easily view and share Merrow products and can be downloaded as a PDF (with rich content embedded) or printed! TRY IT NOW or EMAIL US for your hard copies!

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Merrow 70-Class Bundles - IN STOCK!!!


Merrow End-to-End Seaming Bundles are IN-STOCK!

70-Class Machine, Raven Table & Motor, and Parts Package!

Contact your Merrow agent about the 2014 Merrow 70-Class Bundle featuring a Merrow 70-Class machine, the Merrow Raven table with motor, and a package of the most commonly used parts! The 70-Class bundle is IN STOCK and ready to ship!
GET THE DEAL!
YOU GET:
Merrow 70-Class Machine
Merrow Raven Table & Motor
Maintenance Parts Package
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Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ActiveSeam: Twice the Stretch of Flatlock Seams!



Merrow ActiveSeam:
ENGINEERED STRETCH

TWICE the stretch of flatlock seams.

With more than twice the stretch built into the seam, ActiveSeam® garments can be DESIGNED IN NEW WAYS and will FIT THE HUMAN BODY BETTER without restricting athletic movement. When compared to a 6-thread Flatlock seam with identical thread, fabric, and SPI, our ActiveSeam 2 & 3-thread seams proved to be more than 30% stronger and had the ability to stretch 100% further.





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MB-4DFO TRAINING!

We're holding an ActiveSeam MB-4DFO training at the Texprocess Americas show in Atlanta. Click Here to sign up (details forthcoming).
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Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Merrow - Craftsmanship and Authenticity


With products like ActiveSeam that grace the clothing lines of large global brands, it's easy to overlook the craft that lies behind each and every stitch produced on a Merrow machine. Our relationships with companies like Under Armour, Nike, and Hugo Boss have a tendency to grab the spotlight, but at Merrow the same dedication to quality and craftsmanship that makes these brands want to work with us is also what attracts big fish in slightly smaller ponds. The Godspeed Company is one of these brands and founder Chris Logsdon is a stickler for good design and Americana cool (think Triumph motorcycles and Steve McQueen in his heyday). We're working with Chris on a cool shop rag shirt that features Merrow stitching and is influenced by Chris' love of motorcycles and the open road. Chris relishes the details that define authenticity and during a recent visit to the Merrow factory was able to capture the moments that sometimes get overlooked while we're busy prepping a large production order for a big name brand. Here's a look at Merrow through Chris' eyes:



Photos courtesy of Chris Logsdon. Owner, The GodSpeed Co.
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Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Latest Merrow Innovation - Seaming Super High-Pile Non-Wovens


At Merrow we're always working to solve problems, whether it be how to put the daintiest decorative stitch on sheer material or the opposite - sewing nappy, heavy material with an industrial stitch. We never shy away from a challenge and when we don't have the exact model for the application we do what we've always done - we innovate and create something new. It's with this in mind that we introduce our latest model, the 70-D3B-2 JT, a high lift end-to-end seaming machine that can accommodate material as thick as 2". For complete details, contact sales@merrow.com.







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

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A chapter from the history of Merrow


An interesting chapter in the History of Merrow

Initially, adversity dogged the footsteps of the company's founder, Joseph Makens Merrow. Among his early enterprises in Connecticut were a powder mill, an innovative glass bottle manufacturing operation and a knitting mill.

 Several years into its life, the powder mill fell victim to a disastrous explosion. An equally unhappy fate overtook the bottle works when it was destroyed by fire. The knitting mill, on the other hand, which Merrow founded in 1838 in partnership with a son, Joseph B. Merrow, escaped early calamitous events and went on to become the company whose machines bear their name today and are known throughout the world.

Constructed some 24 miles outside of Hartford, in area subsequently named "Merrow" (near Mansfield), it was, in fact, the first knitting mill built in America. Initially, J.M. Merrow and Son did it all: produced a variety of knit goods from raw material, processed native wool and later cotton and even handled the marketing. Products were stud through commissioned merchants in New York City and elsewhere, some being sent to the burgeoning San Francisco "Cold Rush" vicinity via sailing vessels plying their way around Cape Horn. In times of depression, the company shipped goods directly to merchants 10 to 20 miles on either side of the Connecticut river and as far as 150 miles upstream.

 History notes the horse-drawn Merrow wagons were supplied with wheels or runners, depending upon the New England seasons. 

A key development in the early years was the establishment of it machine shop by J.M. Merrow and Son, and operation designed to improve knitting machines and their associated equipment. At this time, all seaming and edge finishing on such knit garments as blouses, hosiery, sweaters, gloves and men's underwear had to be accomplished by hand.

The enterprising Merrows developed specialized machine, to replace that hand labor and the curtain went spits the pioneering role Merrow was to play in the development of its renowned overstitch sewing machines.

During the 1870's, the founder's grandson, Joseph M. Merrow, president of the company until his death in 1947, invented it crochet machine. (crochet machine — first pattented 25, 1877). So successful was this development that by the 1880's the crochet machines and Merrow's application technology were being sold to other mills that had grown up along the eastern seaboard. Nearly 100 patents were issued in his name. He was succeeded by a great grandson John M. Washburn and in 1963 by William M. Baker a great-great grandson of the original founder.





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charlie merrow Merrow

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

Saturday, February 1, 2014

the new Hyde Store - our friends across the aisle. Richard Painting products and Hyde Tools in one place


From time to time we like to give a nod to the hard working folks in our office who run the Hyde Store. Perhaps the best place online to buy Hyde Tools and Hyde Products.

A tip of the chapeaux then. Nice job with the new site. Nice job indeed.

We've been watching as the new Hyde Tools has developed. With a new Hyde Blog and a Hyde Facebook page, Hyde Google+ Page, and Hyde Tools Twitter account, the announcement of the Fat Boy Painting products, and the new Hyde YouTube account - it's been an impressive juggarnaut of Hyde Tools action in the command center.

We're clapping loudly and happily for the team over there.

If people need industrial knives, dry wall tools, putty knives or power washing tools  or Richard Painting Products- take a look!

Respectfully,
The Merrow Team
Charlie Merrow Merrow

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