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The Husqvarna Dextra was also a high-arm German-design transverse shuttle of the late 19th Century, very rare today using a 331 needle.
Simply, when the town changed its name to Huskvarna the Husqvarna Company, that had been trading across the world, decided to keep the original spelling, and has done to this day.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.The magnificent Freja model was based on the mighty Singer 12k transverse shuttle model of 1865 but with a more Scandinavian high-arm square look.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.
Husqvarna were one of the pioneers in self-oiling, low maintenance machines.