Friday, January 9, 2009

the dark horse

Merrow makes a wide variety of machines; the sexy stuff is here and here and here.

The dark horse of the line is our 70 class machine. Used to join fabric together it is found in almost every textile mill. Most of the material that you're wearing, sitting on, looking at, was at one point rolling along a gigantic finishing machine where it invariably passed a Merrow 70 class machine.

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These machines are subject to some of the toughest conditions. They are often nickel plated to avoid corrosion.

Imagine dropping your sewing machine, hitting it with a hammer now and again, soaking it in bleach and running it without lubricant ..... for years on end. Would it still work?

That 70 class machine does... quietly and without incident
Unknown Merrow

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

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