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 Salfer-Hobbs Merrow

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

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