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Old 11-21-2013, 01:11 AM
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Nice collection! I think my favorite is the little 505. What does it mean to be badged? I thought it meant that the manufacturer put someone else's name on the machine instead of its own. Does it actually mean that a manufacturer made a number of different "brands" or names -- same machines with different names?
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:19 AM
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My Sewmor 606. It looks rather like a Necchi, sort of. She is a great stitcher.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:22 AM
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Such beautfiul machines!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
Nice collection! I think my favorite is the little 505. What does it mean to be badged? I thought it meant that the manufacturer put someone else's name on the machine instead of its own. Does it actually mean that a manufacturer made a number of different "brands" or names -- same machines with different names?
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Many manufacturers made sewing machines for other companies. Those were labeled or badged for the retail outlet or company that distributed them. For instance the 158 series of Kenmore machines was made by Maruzen / Jaguar and badged as Kenmores. My mom's old HOTHER 15 clone ( see my avatar pic ) was made by JUKI.
Lots and lots of that went on after WW II.

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:21 AM
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Caroline,

Your 606 is different than my 606. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one like yours.

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:24 AM
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Nice collection Joe. You already mentioned the 303 to me. The 303 and 505 are going on my "watch for" list. I like the little portables and unless I get real lucky somehow the featherweights are way over my budget.
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Rodney,

One big reason I like the 303 and 505 is they are 3/4 size machines rather 1/2 size like the Feather Weights. Yet they don't weigh much. They really don't weigh any more than the FW yet are bigger and stronger.

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:07 AM
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I've seen two of them on shopgoodwill.com. I got this one from Miriam.

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Thanks for the tip. I registered and I browse frequently but a lot of the machines are Midwest and the shipping is killer to northern California. I have found some nice ones in the Sacramento and northern pacific coast area so I have to limit my searches in those areas. No sense making a pool of drool over machines I can't have..LOL
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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SunflowerZZ,

I know what you mean. I try to buy from the locations with the cheaper shipping if I can. But sometimes I get that stubborn streak going and I bid anyway.

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I have a Sewmor 414. This was from when I first got it.
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Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
Sheila,
Many manufacturers made sewing machines for other companies. Those were labeled or badged for the retail outlet or company that distributed them. For instance the 158 series of Kenmore machines was made by Maruzen / Jaguar and badged as Kenmores. My mom's old HOTHER 15 clone ( see my avatar pic ) was made by JUKI.
Lots and lots of that went on after WW II.

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It sounds like a machine is badged unless it is made, marketed and distributed by one company, or if a manufacturer has his own brand which is sold by a number of different retailers.
Many retailers and importers don't manufacture their own merchandise. They contract with different manufacturers to make their stuff. Some of those products are made to spec and are unique to that brand (like Kenmore and many store brands). Some importers have their own brand with unique products made to their specs which they sell to multiple retailers. Do we consider all those products badged? Some of your Sewmors look unique to me in that I haven't seen them with another name.
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