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Singer, Pfaff, Brother,Juki,

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 Viking,New Home,Jones,

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Bernette,Babylock

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Discover the history of Sewing Machine brands below, sold by Hampshire sewing Machines, Fareham. Between Southampton and Portsmouth.

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Juki Corporation is well known as a global leader in manufacturing of industrial sewing machines. But actually the first machine produced by JUKI it was household sewing machine.

Juki started home sewing machine business in 1945. The first home machine was manufactured in 1947 and was marketed in Japan and other countries around the globe. Although Juki grew to become an industrial sewing machine giant, the original sewing machines produced were home machines.


In 1953 Juki began the sale of industrial sewing machines. JUKI was always working to deliver the best and most sophisticated machines. Juki research and development, placed the company in the forefront of the global needle trade markets. With the development of electronic functions and motors, the path was paved for advances in labor saving devices providing increased productivity, as well as operator comfort and safety.

All new solutions in machines tested with success in demanding industrial field were adopted by JUKI for household machines. Juki’s revolutionary advancements in home technology include the development of the first rotary needle thread take-up system in l954, the first automatic thread trimmer and auto needle threader in l978, and the first auto thread tension system in 1985. These breakthroughs in home sewing brought about the progression of new HZL Models at that time.

In 1976 the first Juki home overlock machines were manufactured with industrial serger technology. When released to the American market, these machines were considered a major breakthrough in home sewing capabilities and became quite famous in the market. Home dealers and industrial distributors alike were delighted with the performance and durability of the new Juki Lock MO-100 Series. Many home sewers still inquire about accessories for the MO-100 because they still own their original serger today!

In 1981 Juki Corporation received the prestigious Deming Prize for quality control in the manufacture of industrial sewing machines. Through the years Juki was also involved in the manufacture of electronic assembly and testing equipment, as well as computer peripherals. In 2001 Juki’s commitment to sewing quality and advanced electronic technology then laid the foundation for the development of the HZL home computerized models.


The MO 700 series is the latest in serger stitch technology and reflect the famous Juki durability and reliability. The MO 735 (2/3/4/5 thread) has a large variety of stitch capabilities including chainstitch, coverstitch and 5-thread safety stitch. The
MO 734 (2/3/4 thread) has differential feed and an auto needle threader in addition to its wonderful stitch formation. In addition, the tried and true MO-600 Series Pearl and Garnet Lines, first available in 1989, are still the most economical sergers on the market today.

Many quilters will remember when the first TL98 made its debut in 1998. 
This single needle lockstitch machine with automatic thread trimming, an extended sewing arm and high sewing speed was the first industrial type unit available to the home sewer. The machine’s popularity grew not only with quilters but with dress makers, designers and decorators alike. The latest Juki model TL-98P for quilting and straight stitching has a growing reputation as the highest quality machine in its class on the market today. Now available with two new quilting feet, the TL-98P also offers an auto needle threader, foot pedal control, and knee lifter lever.

Juki, the leader in global industrial sewing now brings you a home line you can trust to perform with the perfection of their commercial machines. There is a Juki machine for every generation of sewers! 

 

 

 

 

The Founding Of New Home

In 1860, William Barker and Andrew J. Clark began producing the "New England Single Thread Hand Sewing Machine" in Orange, Massachusetts. Over the next 20 years, the New England machine and the "Home Shuttle" were their two most significant products. In 1882, the company reformed under the name New Home (a combination of the labels New England and Home Shuttle), and it continued to operate under that name for the better part of a century. In 1960, ninety-three years after Barker and Clark first collaborated, New Home and the "New Home" brand were purchased by the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, Japan.

For a more in-depth article on the early history of the company, visit The International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society and access the piece called “The Men Behind New Home”.

Janome History

In Japanese, the word Janome (pronounced Ja-NO-me) means "eye of the snake." The company earned the name in the 1920s when founder Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, began to use a round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional long shuttle. The Japanese thought the new round bobbin looked like a snake's eye, and from the innovative design, a name was born.

Janome has been leading the industry with such innovation ever since. The company now has sewing divisions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and New Zealand as well as agents in Africa, Central and South America and throughout the Pacific Rim of Asia. The company's manufacturing prowess has also made it a world-leader in the production of high precision robots.

In 1979, Janome technology introduced the world's first programmable, computer sewing machine - the MEMORY 7. Today, our Memory Craft computer models consistently stand out in the industry for their ease of use and precise stitch results. Take a look at our Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition and our newest embroidery software products.

 

 

 

 

History of Brother in Europe 

Originally founded 100 years ago in Nagoya, Japan, Brother has a rich history in Europe that stretches back 50 years. The company's first European base was established in Ireland in 1958, back when Brother made everything from sewing machines to motorbikes.

Since then, Brother has expanded into 21 European countries and focused its product range on office technology whilst continuing to expand its sewing machine range.

Over those 50 years, the company has been responsible for several important innovations, from the world's first high speed dot matrix printer in 1971 to the world's smallest self-contained mobile printer in 2004.

Manchester has been the home of Brother UK for 40 years, after taking over the Jones sewing machine factory in 1968. 

 

Elna History

The Elna trademark has earned a significant place in the sewing industry as a result of numerous groundbreaking innovations which have placed Elna products in a class of their own. 

Elna sewing machines have been around since 1940 with the launch of the Elna # 1, the first compact, portable, electric sewing machine with a free arm (when unfolded, its metal carrying case formed a sewing table). The Elna # 1 was green in color, breaking away from the traditional black, an innovation in itself for the time. The machine was a resounding success and so began Elna's commitment to the home sewing industry.

The Elna Supermatic was introduced in 1952 featuring zigzag stitches and interchangeable cams, designed to produce different stitch patterns.

In 1968, the Elna Lotus was launched, a compact sewing machine with a unique design. Today you can find the Elna Lotus in the Design Collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

To stay consistent with its strategy to remain at the forefront of technology, Elna launched the first home ironing machine in 1973. The Elnapress met with tremendous success as it introduced to the world a new way to perform an age old task, innovating the way people iron. The Elnapress was truly the first ironing press designed for the home.

THE HISTORY OF ALFA HOGAR SINCE 1920

Past, present and future

Since its beginning in 1920, Alfa has been a company that has always known how to adapt to change and the needs of consumers, developing products that help them improve their quality of life

ARMORY

On October 28, 1920, a group of specialized workers in the armory sector created the "Sociedad Anónima Cooperativa de Producción de Armas de Fuego Alfa" [“Alfa Fire Arms Production Company"], with 
300,000 pesetas of capital stock.

The first workshop was located on calle Vista Alegre street in Eibar, where they produced mainly Smith & Wesson revolvers.

SEWING MACHINES

Five years later, on February 4, 1925, weapons gave way to sewing machines after an accurate market study.

The joining of Toribio Echebarria was key to the development of the business, with production increasing to 12,000 units in 1935.

Alfa became the first sewing machine manufacturer in Spain. Interesting to note, the price of the Alfa sewing machine was 260 pesetas at the time.

The Civil War broke out, followed by some hard years. In November 1940, a new era began under the new company name “Máquinas de Coser Alfa, S.A.”.

Brand development and consolidation on a national and international level brought Alfa sewing machines to 70 countries.

In the 70s, the "¡Pepe, la Alfa!" ["Pepe, the Alfa!"] slogan was heard in every Spanish household. The business was diversified and subsidiaries were created, such as Lambretta Locomociones, whose fans still hold an annual convention in Eibar, celebrating this brand of motorcycle.

In the 80s, the industrial crisis was about to close Alfa, and it was the start of difficult times.

VACUUM PACKAGING, SEWING AND SMALL APPLIANCES

For years Alfa Hogar, part of the Alfa Group, has made a noticeable change in its traditional positioning, adding new distribution channels, markets and product lines, such as Vacuum packaging (vacuum packaging machines, accessories and consumable goods for the home vacuum packaging of food) and Baby products.

All this has been thanks to the great investment that Alfa has made in design and development, making a firm commitment to innovation in order to reinvent the brand and make it a consolidated reality.

 

 

 


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