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Thread: SEWMOR collection

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    SEWMOR collection

    Well, so far my machine acquisitions has been a bit hodge podge. A little of this brand, a bit of that brand, and singles of several brands, with the majority being Singers, Kenmores and SEWMORs.

    But in the midst of all this I've suddenly realized I have an actual brand name collection blooming.

    So just for the fun of it here is my SEWMOR collection so far:

    SEWMOR 202, Full Size, 15 clone ( not here yet )
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    SEWMOR 303, 3/4 size, aluminum, Singer 99K-10 clone.
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    SEWMOR 404, Full size, Black 15 - 66 hybrid clone
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    SEWMOR 404, Full size, Silver 15 - 66 hybrid clone
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    SEWMOR 505, 3/4 size, aluminum - not sure what this one is a clone of, if anything
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    SEWMOR 606, Full Size
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    I'm also watching a SEWMOR 900 ZZ machine.


    I'm not sure why these SEWMOR machines seem to attract me, but I do like them and they sew nice.

    The old saying goes: One's a find, two's a coincidence, three's a collection.

    Joe

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    Beautiful machines and nice collection. When you say "clone" does that mean they are re-badged machines or made similar to the machine they are a clone of?

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    ragquilter,

    I'm sure SEWMOR machines are badged machines. But yes, the term clone does mean a machine similar to or a copy of say a Singer Mdl 15 or what ever model.

    Joe

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    The 606 is calling to me. I love the spool holder, its the first one I have seen like that.
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    SunflowerZZ,

    I've seen two of them on shopgoodwill.com. I got this one from Miriam.

    Joe

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    Those are all nice looking machines.

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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.
    Rodney

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    My Sewmor 202 (Blue) is one of the Few electric machines i have left.. It needs a new home.... hehehe

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    All pretty, but I love the silver one!

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    Well now I can see I need to check out the Sewmor! I have by pass them in the past. Thanks Joe now I know I will be bring another brand in!!! Very nice machines you have there!

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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?
    Sheila

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    My Sewmor 606. It looks rather like a Necchi, sort of. She is a great stitcher.
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    Sweet Caroline

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    Such beautfiul machines!!!!!

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    Quote 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?
    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.

    Joe

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    Caroline,

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

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    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.
    Rodney
    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.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    SunflowerZZ,

    I've seen two of them on shopgoodwill.com. I got this one from Miriam.

    Joe
    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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    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.

    Joe

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    I have a Sewmor 414. This was from when I first got it.
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    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote 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.

    Joe
    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.
    Sheila

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    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.

    Joe
    Ok now those are on my watch list too, thanks for the info Joe. I've been trying to curb the herd at 25 or 26 (lost count) but it's not working hehehe
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    Thanks for sharing, Joe. Love that little 505!
    Linda
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    I’ve got 5 Sewmor parts machines, a 202, 3 606s, and a 999B.

    CD in Oklahoma
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    I like the looks of that 999B. I'll have to add that model to my collection some day.

    Joe

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    They are beautiful machines, thanks for showing us your collection.

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