A random selection of posts about travel and tinkering with mechanical machines. Mostly cars from 1937 to 1999, manufactured in English speaking parts of the world, but also kayaks and sewing machines. So here you can see how we travel, drive, paddle, break fix and find on a regular basis.
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Frister & Rossmann Saxonia type sewing machine 1907-1914
Last week a very generous friend gave me three interesting sewing machines. Here you can see them being transported home in the MGB. I'm sure you are curious to see what is in these three boxes. Here's the first one: a high body Saxonia type sewing machine by Frister & Rossmann in a coffin type case. I have been looking for this type of machine for a while now, so what a pleasant surprise! Very different from the Singer type machines. There are obvious similarities, but interesting differences. See how the drive is picked up by two cogs inside the big wheel and there's a small cog that engages when you insert a bobbin to wind. The machine is in very good condition. Even the decorations are still in place, though te lettering has faded. Not surprising as this machine was manufactured between 1907 and 1914