Old Imperial Sewing Machine Ads in Canada

Call me crazy, but as the self-appointed archivist for Imperial sewing machines on the internet, I thought it would be great to display some ads from Eatons and Simpsons, here in Canada. These ads are from the 1960s, and are really good for time dating your machine. I thank the Library and Archives Canada for posting these resources online, for the betterment of the world. Note that the Archive only has specific years, namely 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1975, so this limits how well we can date Imperial sewing machines here in Canada. If you have another source please let me know and I will research it. “Sewing machine” in French is “machine à coudre”, if you are searching.

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Spring and Summer 1965, pp323

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Spring and Summer 1965, pp323

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Spring and Summer 1965, pp323

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Spring and Summer 1965, pp323

Eatons Spring and Summer 1965, pp323
Simpsons Spring and Summer 1965, pp 437

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Autumn 1967, pp313

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Autumn 1967, pp313


Eatons Autumn and Winter 1967, French, pp313

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Autumn 1971, pp156

Imperial sewing machines, Eaton Autumn 1971, pp156


Eatons Autumn 1971, French, pp156

By the year 1975 Eatons had started badging their sewing machines with their house brand, Viking, and thus ending the Imperial name.

Eaton’s Christimas 1975, French, pp 200, Viking takes over from imperial

If you have an Imperial sewing machine you can use these photos to somewhat date your machine. I hope this helps. If you know any more about the history of the Imperial Sewing Machine in Canada, or elsewhere, please let me know.

Happy Sewing.

2 thoughts on “Old Imperial Sewing Machine Ads in Canada

  1. Pingback: Don Tai (Canada) Blog » Blog Archive » Imperial Deluxe Sewing Machine Manual

  2. Josie

    I have the imperial sewing machine model 164.
    Would you know where I can find the manual?

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