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The Standard Sewing machine Company

Frank Mack and William S. Mack founded the company in 1844 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Standard sewing machines produced badged machines for a wide variety of retailers including Sears, Roebuck & Company. Known in U.S.A. as the 'Kenmore', the same machine appeared in Australia as the 'Astor'. Standard also produced the first 'Sew Handy' machine.

The Standard Sewing Machine Company was sold to the Osaka Fur Machine Company of Japan in the mid 1920s, which in turn sold out to the Singer Manufacturing Company in 1929.

 

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