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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.



 Willcox & Gibbs

The Willcox & Gibbs chain stitch machines are one of the most collected sewing machines of all time. Some say the sewing machine represents the finest piece of '19th Century' precision engineering in the world. This is hard to argue with, seeing that so many are still working on a daily basis 150 years later.

Let me tell you what I have learnt over the last four decades about this amazing machine and the men who built it. Oiling points, parts names, needles, models, and Willcox & Gibbs serial numbers are all included.


 The book is now available on Amazon all around the world as in instant download ON ANY portable device with the free Kindle reading App.


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Willcox & Gibbs Beyond Comparison by Alex Askaroff

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No1 New Release Amazon. 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.

Willcox & Gibbs Beyond Comparison by Alex Askaroff






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All my books are now available in all formats on Amazon.

Anne Lancaster 5.0 out of 5 stars

Great fun to read!

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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!!


Drusilla Montemayor 5.0 out of 5 stars

The Bees Knees! Love this book!

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Alex is a wonderful writer. So much information and interesting stories and tidbits of history I can't wait to read more. AAAAAA+++++ all the way, first class!


For my complete history of Willcox & Gibbs click on the link: Willcox & Gibbs

I have a short Youtube clip on several Willcox & Gibbs machines, here is one.

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