Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Hudson


Joy B. Burch wrote at 2015-09-05 15:53:16
Right after the surrender of Japan and the end of WWII, there was an effort to get Japan back on its economical feet. Some of the products were machines. They were sent Singer sewing machine parts, etc. to assemble and sell under the name of Hudson. At that time there was a hesitancy in using Japanese names on items for fear people would not buy them. Hence we had Hudson sewing machines. Many of their cars also had non-Japanese names until people got over it. (Datsun-Nissan)

The Hudson sewing machine looked exactly like a Singer.

Rosey wrote at 2016-01-10 16:11:14
I believe it was after Singer's patent ran out, department stores, such as Sears, Woolworths, etc., began commissioning companies to make sewing machines exclusive to there stores that would be offered to the public at affordable prices.  Many of these machines were manufactured by White and were actually knock-offs of Singer machines.  These machines were often named after people (Benjamin) and places (Minnesota).  These are also fine machines.  I was recently lucky enough to acquire a Franklin hand crank, manufactured by White and distributed (I believe) by Woolworths, complete in its perfect original parlor cabinet.  

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Irene Schwall


I have been a collector of antique sewing tools and thimbles for over 30 years. I am also a dealer in this field and sell on eBay under the name -- serengeti2. I am NOT, and I repeat NOT an expert on antique or vintage domestic household sewing machines used for everyday home sewing. I can offer help when it comes to Toy or miniature collectible sewing machines ONLY.


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