Re: I'm new, and my new acquisition
- I recall hearing about one on another list, probably WeFixit. I've never heard of Singer "back in the day." making machines to be sold under other names. Yes, it's most likely a clone. I put a FAQ in the group files you may find helpful.
--- In email@example.com, "mjmollman" <mj.mollman@...> wrote:
> I'm Jo Anna. I found you all when trying to find information on my new sewing machine. I just recently purchased a McCall's brand ha-1 sewing machine. I found it on Craig's List. Have you heard of it before? I thought I had read about Singer actually manufacturing some machines with the McCall's brand, but this has a badge that says made in Japan. It seems to be a clone of a Singer 15-91, except it is belt driven.
> Thanks for any help.
> Jo Anna
- Hi JoAnna,
No, Singer did not make your machine. Singer did not badge domestic sewing machines for other companies. Yes it is what we call a Singer clone, a 15 class Japanese machine. A 15-90 I think was the machine copied by Japanese manufacturers. These straight stitch machines are workhorses.
Your machine probably was commissioned by McCalls(the pattern maker) for sale in the US. I think a few companies like this had machines over the years.