Re: [vintagejapansewingmachines] Newbie with a Question
> My question is this, why are these clones sowho went through the time period (50's and 60's) where
> unappreciated in
> general? These are simple, solid machines that will
> last forever
> with a little care but rarely sell for more than $5
> - $20 a piece.
> Has their time just not come yet? Do you ever see a
> time when they
> will be appreciated and become more valuable? Or
> will they always be
> one of the best kept value secrets in SM?
> Hi Nancy! They are unapperciated by us 'oldtimers'
the Japanese were flooding the US market with cheap
imports. Most of us (myself included) worked for
Singer at that time and had a bad taste in our mouths
for any machine that wasn't a Singer and especially
those Japanese imports.
Now, years later we realize they were mostly pretty
well built and darn good machines. Bill Eaton,, old