Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Stitch Matters: Sean's Merrow Story




This week, we started a campaign asking you to share your Merrow stories with us. We are proud to feature one of our first submissions from Sean, a lifelong Merrow mechanic:


"After I graduated college, I worked in a sweater factory and we were using Merrows from the 60's. I was a pattern maker but became a mechanic there. Loved working on them because they were designed with the mechanic and sewing operator in mind. Jumped ship to a thermal cut and sew plant, once again a pattern maker and a customer asked for a "rail road" hem. Top management was puzzled at the machine... my old friend the 2-thread Merrow. Fast forward a few years, I'm now a consultant/salesman in the sock and hosiery industry and flat seaming is all the rage. I've converted a few customers to Merrow and they have seen not only a better seam but it's so much faster and operator friendly. I've rebuilt so many of your [Merrow] machines, keep up the great work, the quality of craftsmanship has shown throughout the decades."
m-2DC (1973) set up by Sean for a hosiery customer
M-2DC (1973) set up by Sean for a hosiery customer

Sean pulls parts from this "Merrow Graveyard"
Sean pulls parts from this "Merrow Graveyard" 

Are you interested in sharing your story?

Alex S. Merrow

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

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