He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide.A sewing machine that really brought the old saying true as the company turned weapons into plough shears (well sewing machines but you know what I mean).Alex, Thank you for being such a wonderful, interesting, funny, knowledgeable person.Even better, An image of industrial espionage jumps to mind of the former importer running off with the plans of F&R's new machine to Vickers.
Mind you that, in turn, was just a copy of a Singer-with an added reverse stitch anyway They were once again looking forward and it paid off. On the 14th of June 1919 a Vickers twin-engined Vimy Mk 4 Bomber took off from America and made the first successful crossing of the Atlantic.
I was asked to help a friends sister find some info on her hand crank, since she didn't even know how to thread the machine she'd purchased (on Ebay).
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