Finally finished the new BOM "Antique Sewing Machines" 12 gorgeous standard sized Sewing Machines from the 1850's on. I enjoyed researching the history behind the inventors of each machine, their stories are similiar to the rise and fall of private enterprise today.
Many moved onto different fields such as bicycles, motor cars and specialized machinery making. By the 1890's only the big players survived, the machines themselves did not differ in appearance so much, and manufacturing moving overseas for cheaper labour.Sound familiar.
I loved the richly detailed rose or gold decals that emblelished the cast iron bodies, so suitable for stitching.
They are not the most valuable or ground breaking models in the history of sewing machines but certainly they are varied in their scuptural shapes and background history. Yes I do own one of them, its the one with the wooden base. Please comment if you recognise one of your own.
Back to stitching the 3 Vintage Teapots on a linen teatowel.