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International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society


ISMACS News March 2013

The March 2013 issue illustrates that which is noteworthy in the production of the magazine of the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society.

Moldacot Special

The most comprehensive review of the history and model variations of this unique machine ever published. Written by Graham Forsdyke and Dr. Martin Gregory, and copiously illustrated with many rare examples.

Detailed results of ISMACS' 2013 Moldacot survey will be in the June 2013 edition; Also featured is the first of a three-part history of French toy SMs by Rita & Manfred Koym and a behind-the-scenes look at Glasgow's Riverside Museum's SM collection and some of its restoration techniques by curator, Heather Roberton.

Articles, too, on Willcox & Gibbs' aggressive marketing; Singer ephemera; sewing machines on reality TV shows, chain stitch on the Wheeler & Wilson D9, Lee King's 'Countess' and an investigation into the curious errors in Singer's pre-1900 dating lists. Did you spot the mistakes…?

ISMACS News #110 is forty-eight pages of full-colour extravagance, solely devoted to old sewing machines and their collectors; lovingly illustrated and printed on the smart, coated art paper you'd expect from a high-end, specialist magazine.

All this, four times a year, for the cost of a garage sale machine. 

And it's free to members.

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We also have an index of back issues.

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 ISMACS News is keen to publish original research and sewing machine collectors' experiences. All copy submissions and suggestions to [email protected].