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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 world wide.

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The Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co

Queen Victoria using a Grover & Baker model 13-15 sewing machine. Queen Victoria is actually Carole Allman who specializes in Victorian enactments.

The Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co of Boston Massachusetts was founded by two of the pioneers in sewing machine history, William O. Grover and William Emerson Baker. Both were Boston tailors who created some of the finest 19th Century sewing machines ever manufactured.

For the first time, world renowned author, Alex Askaroff brings you their amazing rise and spectacular fall.

 Available on Amazon all around the world as in instant download ON ANY portable device, PC, or phone, with the FREE Kindle reading App.


Grover & Baker Sewing Machines by Alex Askaroff

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The Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co

Sewing Machine Pioneer Series
Alex Askaroff

NOW available on Amazon Kindle AND all other formats, computers, phones and laptops
 with the FREE Kindle reading app.

Sewing Machine Pioneer Series

I enjoyed your work on Grover and Baker.
James W Slaten, Author,
Antique American Sewing Machines
A value guide.


It has been months since I contacted you about our Museumís Grover & Baker sewing machine. We finally created a special exhibit for the machine and I wanted you to know that you are credited within the exhibit for the wealth of information you provided. Thank you so much.
Donna Layman
Historic Hermann Museum
Hermann, Missouri, USA

Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age. The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century. For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.


        "This may just be the best book I've ever read."
 J Vincent Horam


"My five grandchildren are reading this book aloud to each other from my Kindle every Sunday.
The characterization is great; both heart-warming and funny, and the story never lags.
 I enjoyed not only the story, but watching my grandchildren's delight in hearing it.
 The illustrations are the best I've seen in a very long time.
Anne Lancaster USA

 If this isn't the perfect book it's close to it!
I'm on my third run though already.
 Love it, love it, love it.
F. Watson USA

The way it's written you can just imagine walking beside him seeing the things he does.
Definitely look forward to reading more of his adventures.
Amazon FIVE STAR review

News Flash! Alex's books are now all available to download or buy as paperback on Amazon worldwide.

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

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