- I have a few of these. A couple say Happy on the bottom. And a couple
are newer (80s era). Who made the newer ones? Are these old heavy
Happys keepers? Usually they sew well. Although I have tension issues
with a couple of them. Maybe they are better than the new (80s)
machines? I did a google search and couldn't find out much. I am
wondering when the old Happys were made? 276 is the model number on the
older ones. I searched the files here and did not find much.
- --- In email@example.com, "Bill Holman"
>I have an old MW Brunswick machine with a vibrating shuttle that I
> To the best of my knowledge, Happy made all of the MW machines.
> Bill Holman
think was made by National. Though it is difficult to date, I think it
was made 1925-1930.
Nancy in MO
- National (a US company) made the machines for Montgomery Wards until
sometime after WWII.
I have a National Brunswick that came with paperwork dating it to 5/28/1917.
You can see it in my Webshots under National machines. The address is in
the signature line. So this is NOT a Japanese machine.
Karen, the firefighter, in IL
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- "To the best of my knowledge, Happy made all of the MW machines."
I should have been clear that this was AFTER MW switched from National
to Happy, some time around 1957.