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The Union Special, known to most by that
name in the denim community, is the industrial sewing machine
release article published in the magazine proclaimed it to be the newest and
finest edition of Edge Lock machines designed for hemming overalls, jackets and
other similar garments. For the next 50 years the
So – what is it about the Union Special that makes it so special?
don’t make things like they used to” has never been more true.
Before textile and garment manufacturers were shut down in droves here in North
America and the machines that manufactured those goods were shipped to
Old school American made denim is like nothing else being produced today. Maybe people are just nostalgic for denim that looks like our grandparents used to wear. More likely we are drawn to a certain quality that inexpensive machines with built in obsolescence can’t produce.
So this is where we are now. The limited number of machines that are still in operation need constant care and maintenance since the last machine was manufactured in 1989. When the last of the machines breakdown – we will lose a look that has been the signature of denim from the early part of the last century.
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