Alex Askaroff Collector, Writer and Enthusiast

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Tag: vintage, sewing machine history

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 worldwide.

Alex Askaroff Collector, Writer and Enthusiast

The Sewalot site is run by Alex Askaroff. The enterprise was founded on service, quality and genuine enthusiasm for sewing machines. Alex is a long term member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

Alex grew up in the sewing industry and as a teenager undertook a four- year engineering course, qualifying in 1976, yeah he's no spring chicken. After qualifying he was trained by further experts from Jaeger and the sewing trade then spent 10 years on the factory floor at the family firm before founding his own business.

Alex has around 35,000 customers in his area from schools to businesses, factories to farms, hotels to hospitals, just about anywhere there are sewing machines, from boot patchers to sail makers, plus all those happy quilters and patchworkers.

One of Alex's hobbies has always been collecting early sewing machines after trying to rescue 6 on a skip as a child. He now owns one of the finest collections of early 19th century machines.

information anf photos from sewalot.com

If you are interesting in vintage sewing machines, Alex's website is greatest place to read about that.

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3 Comments on "Alex Askaroff Collector, Writer and Enthusiast"

  1. angela Brancaccio
    2012/11/22   11:07
    problem with sewing machine,I would like to be repeired from smebody, in Eastbourne Fabric shop gave me the name of Alex Askeroff in willingdon. Can I have the address in Willingdon, please?
  2. Jim Fillwalk
    2013/01/15   23:12
    Hello, I came upon an old Willcox and Gibbs sewing machine and wanted you to tell me something about it. Maybe from around 1870. My problem is that my mail doesn't like yours for some reason and I can't get it off to you. I mean the pictures or note. I'm wondering if this will work. Jim.
  3. Jim Fillwalk
    2013/01/15   23:12
    Hello, I came upon an old Willcox and Gibbs sewing machine and wanted you to tell me something about it. Maybe from around 1870. My problem is that my mail doesn't like yours for some reason and I can't get it off to you. I mean the pictures or note. I'm wondering if this will work. Jim.

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