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Contacting Us

To contact one of the persons below please click on the email address link. If you would like to make a suggestion, please contact the webmaster at the address below.

People Behind This Website

Graham Forsdyke
Author, historian, antique dealer and restoration expert. ISMACS research editor and ISMACS representative responsible for maintaining the world's largest sewing machine archive.

Maggie Snell
Former editor of ISMACS News, Society secretary and treasurer, and antique dealer who specialises in early mechanical items, including, of course, sewing machines. Owner of the renowned MS Collection in London.

Jim Wilson
ISMACS member, webmaster, collector who built and maintains this site.

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ISMACS is an organization totally independent of all sewing-machine manufacturers, past or present and is not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in these pages.  Please Note: Do not contact any ISMACS official in an attempt to solicit a valuation - it is not possible other than by hands-on assessment and your request will be ignored.