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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.





Isaac Singer The First Capitalist
 by Alex Askaroff
No 1 New Release 2014

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.

The Singer 12 New Family Sewing Machine of 1865

The Singer 12 or Singer New Family Sewing Machine hit the market around the end of the American Civil War in 1865. IN Europe it hit the markets the following year and was later made at Kilbowie in Scotland as well as Elizabeth Port New Jersey, USA.

It was to be the finest sewing machine the world had ever seen and the pinnacle of inventive genius from Isaac Singer. The Singer 12k incorporated the best of every sewing machine idea and was the first sewing machine in history that sewed multiple thicknesses and fabrics with ease. In pr-production no less than eleven patens were used including Elias Howe's 1846 patent under licence.

The Singer 12 sewing machine was also the first sewing machine that was easy to use or user friendly. By the time you had threaded a Wheeler and Wilson or a Grover & Baker sewing machine up you had finished the seam with the Singer 12 sewing machine and gone shopping. It was a modern marvel.

The Singer 12 sewing machine was also called the Singer New Family sewing machine and nicknamed the Singer Fiddlebase due to the beautiful fiddle shape of the bed.

Singer 12k New Family Fiddlebase bobbins

Singer 12, 12k, New Family, Fiddlebase sewing machine bobbins

Note the long thin needles of the Singer 12


Needles for Singer 12k. Needles for Singer 12. Needles for Singer fiddlebase, New Family 1865-1905.



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Anne Lancaster 5.0 out of 5 stars

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I love all of Alex Askaroff's books. They are all so human and so heartfelt and fun at the same time, and guess what? You learn a lot from reading them without even meaning to!!


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