This cast iron sewing machine base will make a lovely garden ornament. We will start work on this very soon. I am looking to pick up a piece of marble or granite and I am open to suggestions in the colours. When this item is fully restored I am sure that this would look great in a conservatory.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SEWING MACHINE
The story really starts in 1755 in London when a German immigrant, Charles Weisenthal, took out a patent for a needle to be used for mechanical sewing. There was no mention of a machine to go with it. Another 34 years were to pass before Englishman Thomas Saint invented what is generally considered to be the first real sewing machine.