Here is a close up view of the army green machine, who is a Premier. It belonged to a dear friend of mine.
|I decoupaged her cover.|
I have a close up and more information about my tan machine here: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2013/10/japanese-15-clone.html
I was able to get some very interesting information on the black machine, she is a Dressmaker Special from Leonard's Department Store in Fort Worth, TX.
A better picture and the information is here:
Large retailers would purchase machines and have the company name on them, some even had their own machines like the Sears Kenmore.
These Japanese machines were very well made, quiet, and run smoothly. Japan also gave us a lot the colored machines. The Japanese manufacturers made a lot of improvements to the machines which were also heavily influenced by German machines.
I have to apologize about my awful phone pictures. My husband really needs to get my camera fixed.
The North East Texas T.O.G.A. (treadle on gathering academy)is coming up April 7 and 8, Friday and Saturday, in Lone Oak, TX. If you would like more information about it, they have a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NortheastTexasToga/
If you have any information to add, I would love to hear it!