On our last visit to Greenwich Clocktower Market, we took with us this lovely 1930’s Skinner No.9 hand crank sewing machine. This was the first time we’d had a sewing machine for sale and wasn’t too sure how it would be received. As you can see the machine itself is a thing of beauty, with stylish gilding to the base plate, inlaid wood to the surround which matched the teak wood cover that it came with. It should also be said that it weighed a ton! Its never been so true to say that they don’t make them like this anymore!
However, we need not have had any concerns. This beautiful machine didn’t even last past lunch time before it was secured by a visitor out with her family, Suzi Helsan. Luckily Suzi had reinforcements with her and so hopefully the journey back to Woolwich wasn’t too painful. Suzi very kindly sent us a picture of this lovely machine in its new home – As Suzi so eloquently put it when she emailed us “Pride of place in my hall – ready to be used'”
It really is so rewarding to see that such a lovely item, made with such marvellous craftsmanship is going to be given a new lease of life and a second chance to be useful. Well done Suzi.