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SEWING MACHINE ZONE

Uncover the history of the sewing machine and its mechanism and the world of sewing machines created by Brother.

This zone boasts one of Japan's largest sewing machine collections, featuring over 75 machines. Discover the world's first sewing machine, antique sewing machines from across the globe, and pivotal machines from Brother's history.

SEWING MACHINE ZONE
Heritage-listed Exhibits
  • The chain-stitch sewing machine for the production of straw hats:
    Designated as Mechanical Engineering Heritage by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. (Link to the website of "the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers")

  • The Type 15 Model 70:
    Designated as Heritage of Industrial Modernization by the Ministry of Economy.

  • The HA1 type sewing machine standard drawing:
    Designated as Heritage of Future Technology by the National Museum of Nature and Science.

The Dawn of the Sewing Machine

Meet the world’s first sewing machine (replica) and historic sewing machines developed in the 1800s.

Thomas Saint (replica)

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The World’s First Sewing Machine
Thomas Saint (replica) Audio guideAudio guide
World’s First Practical Sewing Machine
Barthelemy Thimonnier (replica) Audio guideAudio guide
The First Lock Stitch Sewing Machine
Elias Howe (replica) Audio guideAudio guide
The Breakthrough Sewing Machine with Fundamental Inventions
Allen Benjamin Wilson (replica) Audio guideAudio guide
The First U.S.-patented Sewing Machine
Singer’s First Sewing Machine Audio guideAudio guide
The first Sewing Machine Delivered to Japan
Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine Company Audio guideAudio guide
The World Selling Sewing Machine
Singer New Family Audio guideAudio guide
The Sewing Machine Used for the Marriage of a Princess
Pollack & Schmidt (replica) Audio guideAudio guide
The Chain Stitch Single-thread Sewing Machine
Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Co. Audio guideAudio guide
The First UK Sewing Machine Company
Jones Sewing Machine Company Audio guideAudio guide

Works Created with Sewing Machines

Explore a showcase of Brother's professional sewing machines.

HL432df
Straight Stitching Machine
Nouvelle 470
Overlocker
HL432df

Sewing Machines at the Time of Brother's Founding

Discover Brother's early machines, the foundation of our manufacturing legacy.

Shou-san-shiki Sewing Machine

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Chain-stitch Sewing Machine for the Production of Straw Hats
Shou-san-shiki Sewing Machine Audio guideAudio guide
Home Lockstitch Sewing Machine
Type 15 Model 70 Audio guideAudio guide
Home Lockstitch Sewing Machine
HA1-B3 Audio guideAudio guide
Industrial Lockstitch Sewing Machine
DB1-B40 Audio guideAudio guide
Buttonhole Sewing Machine
Type 99W Model 100 Audio guideAudio guide

How a Sewing Machine is Made at Brother

Uncover the process a sewing machine undergoes before reaching the hands of our customers.

Compal 700
Computerized Home Sewing Machine
Compal 700

Brother's Latest Home Sewing Machines

Explore Brother's latest home sewing machines.

Luminaire XP1
Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Luminaire XP1
Computerized Home Sewing Machine
TX50-G
Computerized Home Sewing Machine
Compal 1500S
Overlocker
Airflow 3000

Brother's Latest Industrial Sewing Machines

Explore Brother's latest industrial sewing machines.

S-7300A
Single Needle Straight Lock Stitcher
S-7300A
Bar Tacker
KE-430HX

The World of Embroidery Created with Machines

Explore Brother's representative products for embroidery.

PR1050X
Embroidered Patch Maker
E-100P
Home Embroidery Machine
Family Marker Passo ZZ4-B212
Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Innovis NX2800DW
Embroidery Design and Editing Software
Embroidery Pro
Commercial Embroidery Machine
PR1050X

HISTORY ZONE

Explore Brother's manufacturing inherited throughout its long history.

This zone unfolds Brother's manufacturing journey, featuring its pivotal products. Discover the hydraulic press for producing straw hats, which led to the production of Japanese-made sewing machines, and Brother's first sewing machine and other products such as home appliances, motorcycles, and typewriters.

HISTORY ZONE

Spirit of Foundation

Experience the roots of Brother’s legacy with the hydraulic press for producing straw hats, a pivotal step towards Japanese-made sewing machines, and witness the debut of Brother's first sewing machine.

Hydraulic Press for Producing Straw Hats

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Hydraulic Press for Producing Straw Hats
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Chain-stitch Sewing Machine for the Production of Straw Hats
Shou-san-shiki Sewing Machine Audio guideAudio guide

Sewing Machine Era

Explore the early sewing machines developed by the founding brothers, driven by the ambition to produce sewing machines domestically and shift the Japanese industry from import-based to export-based.

Type 15 Model 70
Home Sewing Machine
Type 15 Model 70 Audio guideAudio guide
Home Sewing Machine
HA1-B2 Audio guideAudio guide

Diversification Era

Witness a range of products developed through accumulated sewing machine technologies, including home appliances, knitting machines, and typewriters.

JP1-111

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Alphabetical Typewriter
JP1-111 Audio guideAudio guide
Domestic Knitting Machine
KH1-B3 Audio guideAudio guide
Electric Fan
BEF-3
Vacuum Cleaner
SP-141
Electric Sewing Machine
ZZ2-B701
Cash Register
JR-111
Motorcycle (engine)
Darling Audio guideAudio guide
Electric Typewriter
JP2-233
Electronic Calculator
Calther130 Audio guideAudio guide
Washing Machine
WF-241 Audio guideAudio guide
Electric Organ
GO-311 Audio guideAudio guide
Tapping Machine
BT1-203 Audio guideAudio guide

Mechatronics Era

Discover products at the intersection of conventional mechanical technology with new electronics technology.

M101

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High-speed Dot-matrix Printer
M101 Audio guideAudio guide
Electronic Sewing Machine
Compal Deluxe ZZ3-B750
Computerized Sewing Machine
Opas-8 ZZ3-B820 Audio guideAudio guide
Microwave Oven
MF-2100
Electronic Knitting Machine
KH-910
Golf Ball Type Typewriter
ZORONGO 203 Audio guideAudio guide
Electronic Office Typewriter
EM-1 Audio guideAudio guide
Daisy Wheel Printer
HR-1
Japanese Word Processor
Picoword Audio guideAudio guide
Electronic Personal Printer
EP-20 Audio guideAudio guide
Labeling System
PT-6 Audio guideAudio guide
Alphabetical Word Processor
WP-1
Laser Printer
HL-8e Audio guideAudio guide
Full-color Copier
CC-5500 Audio guideAudio guide
Software Vending Machine
TAKERU Audio guideAudio guide

Network and Content Era

Experience the industry's first online karaoke system, alongside fax machines and digital All-in-Ones that are network-connected and capable of versatile content output.

JOYSOUND JS-1

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Laser All-in-One
MFC-4500ML Audio guideAudio guide
Computerized Sewing Machine with Embroidery Function
ZZ3-B894
Labeling System
PT-8000
Computer Label Printer
P-touch PC
Facsimile Machine
FAX-600 Audio guideAudio guide
Facsimile Machine
FAX-900
Color Inkjet Printer
HS-1PS
Inkjet All-in-One
MFC-7000FC
Stampcreator PRO
SC-2000 Audio guideAudio guide
Laser Printer
HL-1240
Personal Digital Notebook
GeoBook NB-80C Audio guideAudio guide

Toward True Globalization

See communications and printing equipment, and other products manufactured mainly at Brother's factories outside Japan.

GT541

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Laser All-in-One
MFC-8820JN
Labeling System
P-touch 18R
Mobile Printer
MPrint MW-140BT TypeE
Garment Printer
GT-541 Audio guideAudio guide
Facsimile Machine
FAX-360DL
Color Laser Printer
HL-4040CN

Expansion into New Businesses and Business Portfolio Enhancement

Explore B2B products, including those for business printing solutions.

A320i

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Brother Document Viewer
SV-100 Audio guideAudio guide
See-Through Type Head-Mounted Display
AiRScouter WD-100G Audio guideAudio guide
Document Scanner
ADS-2000
Home Cutting Machine
ScanNCut CM550DX Audio guideAudio guide
Tape Creator
TP-M5000N
Continuous Inkjet Printer
A320i Audio guideAudio guide

The History of Printing Reflecting Brother's Growth

Delve into Brother's history of printing technology development.

HL-630

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Dot-matrix Kanji Color Printer Waritsuke Meijin
M-1024
Electronic Personal Printer
EP-20 Audio guideAudio guide
Labeling System
PT-10
Laser Printer
HL-630 Audio guideAudio guide
Low-profile Inkjet All-in-One
MyMio MFC-150CL Audio guideAudio guide

PRODUCT ZONE

Explore modern-day Brother.

This zone covers a wide variety of new products spanning all our current businesses. Explore Brother's current endeavors from industrial use offerings in the Domino and Machinery Businesses to printers and karaoke systems.

PRODUCT ZONE
Experiences Include:
  • Embroidery: Experience beautiful letter embroidery using our advanced embroidery machine.

  • Sticker creation: Craft original stickers with a label writer.

  • Photo printing: Print memorable photos taken at the Brother Museum on the spot.

  • Design cutting: Cut various patterns automatically with precision using a cutting machine.

  • Foil printing: Print glitter foil on cards with any design.

Printing & Solutions Business

Explore a comprehensive display of printers and All-in-Ones tailored for both office and home use, along with an extensive lineup of label writers and label printers.

MFC-J7700CDW
Inkjet Printer/All-in-One
DCP-J1200N
MFC-J998DN
MFC-J7700CDW
DCP-J1800N
Laser Printer/All-in-One
HL-L6310DW
HL-L3230CDW
HL-L2375DW
MFC-L3780CDW
Electronic Stationery / Labeling System
PT-J100 W
PT-J100 P
PT-J100 Character
PT-P300BT
PT-P710BT
PT-P910BT
Label Printer
QL-820NWBW
TD-2130NSA
TD-4750TNWBR
Mobile Printer
MW-270
PJ-883
RJ-2050
Document Scanner
ADS-4900W
ADS-1700W
MDS-940DW
Desktop Hot Foil Printer
HAK110

Machinery Business

Witness the showcase of machine tools, industrial sewing machines, garment printers, and other industrial products.

SPEEDIO S300X1
Industrial Sewing Machine
BAS-360H
Machine Tool
SPEEDIO S300X1
Garment Printer
GTXpro
Latex Wide-Format Printer
WF1-L640

Domino Business

Explore coding and marking equipment, digital printers, and more from Domino, a subsidiary of Brother.

Ax350i

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Laser Marker
LM-3200F

Nissei Business

Discover gearmotors, reducers, and other products offered by Nissei, a subsidiary of Brother.

Gearmotor

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Personal & Home Business

Experience the latest models of home sewing machines, a testament to Brother's continuous manufacturing legacy since its founding, as well as cutting machines, and other products.

Innovis VF1
Home Sewing Machine
Innovis VF1
Home Cutting Machine
ScanNCut SDX1200
Commercial Embroidery Machine
PR1055X

Network & Contents Business

Engage with karaoke systems and music boxes presented by Xing, a subsidiary of Brother.

JOYSOUND MAX GO
Online Karaoke System
JOYSOUND MAX GO
JOYSOUND FESTA2
Music Box
Primotone

New Businesses

Explore newly developed products, including fuel cells and spot coolers.

Pure Drive
Fuel Cell
BFC4-5000-DC380V
Aerosol Cleaner
DF-2
Spot Cooler
Pure Drive
Visitors must make a reservation.
Secure your spot using our online form.
Online Form Reservation
Contacts for other inquiries: Brother Museum 
Brother Industries, Ltd.
5-15 Shioiri-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 467-0851, Japan
E-mail : museum@brother.co.jp

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