This may be a good time to explain the spelling of Husqvarna and Huskvarna.
Legend goes that the seven stars were to mark the seven states of the Confederacy that held out against the Union in 1861.
Items marked with these stars were sold amongst the Southern States in the 1870's.
It could be just a legend but feelings ran high after The Civil War in America and products that were for the Southern States from a neutral country sold well. The most likely model to turn up is the Husqvarna Freja or Husqvarna Gota which first started production in 1883.
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and selling like hot cakes around the world and the skilled company, used to forging steel and bending hot metal, took to them like a duck to water.
Once their selling techniques caught up with the competitions, sales boomed. The prototype Husqvarna North Star may have been a failure in sewing terms (as the arms giant learnt a new trade) but what a beautiful looking machine!Only about 500 of these beauties were made and, to make things worse for collectors, Husqvarna recalled many, offering a part exchange on their new improved model.Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age.The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors.