MUNDLOS KLASSE 100
Vibrating Shuttle - Schwingschiff
note: This page is under construction. I don't know when this model entered in production and when ended, new evidences may change the following information.
From 1913 To 1931
In 1913 for the 50th anniversary of the company a new logo was made.
A peculiarity of "vibrating shuttle" models was the lever to eject the shuttle, located on the right side under the bobbin winder.
At one point the sewing machines were renamed "Mundlos" (maybe in 1924) and the round badge that used to be on the machine bed was relocated on the pillar's inspection plate and I still research the dates.
Again, the company renamed their sewing machines probably after 1930's. See pictures below.
# 1.648.155 MUNDLOS ORIGINAL VICTORIA Klasse 113 (1938 about ?)
# 1.778.115 MUNDLOS ORIGINAL VICTORIA Klasse 115 (around 1941)
# 1.786.624 MUNDLOS Klasse 115 (date on warranty January 1942)
THE MUNDLOS' LAST STAND
or POSTWAR ?
(see: Klasse 115 )
The machine was branded “Empire” – I refreshed the lettering and added “Mundlos” because I like to see the maker’s name on a machine. The correct model name is Mundlos 100. I also improvised with the border on the front edge where the decals got rubbed off. I cleaned the metal bits and varnished the machine. It is still a little dull at the moment because the polyurethane varnish is still curing – I shall polish it up in a few weeks time. Other than a bit of a clean, there was nothing to do here!
Looking this machine I ask myself how and when it was assembled. The flywheel is slimmer than the early one and why given the Empire name and missing the medallion? We know the Soviet Army took away all machinery after the war. But why the logo "100" was left on shoulder? The Soviet Union was also refereed as the "Soviet Empire", so there is a chance the machine was built in Russia. With the factory machinery they probably took lots of unfinished machines and the Mundlos name and badge was not needed. But how possibly the communists let name this machine with something could remind them a past that so strongly fighted ? The less quality of paint let me think that was not a german way of manufacturing. So who made it?
We'll never know the true maybe, but we can make up nice story about it or not?