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By Alex I Askaroff


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 Alex I Askaroff




Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors. He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications worldwide.


Over the last two decades Alex has been painstakingly building this website to encourage enthusiasts around around the Globe and has had Eleven No1 New Releases on Amazon.



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The Eldredge Sewing Machine Company was formed in Detroit Michigan on the 27th July 1878 by Merrill Mills, William Tefft, John D Eledredge and Barnabas Eldridge...



Alex has spent a lifetime collecting, researching and writing these pages: alexsussex@aol.com.

See Alex's clips on You Tube with over a million views.

Alex's Book: Tales from the Coast

Fancy a funny TRUE story: Ena Wilf  & The One-Armed Machinist

A brilliant slice of 1940's life: Spies & Spitfires






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As a new collector I have found your site has increased my knowledge in a short time to a degree that I couldn't have imagined.
Thank you again for all the useful information you give freely to us.
Kind regards
Brenda P