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.

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


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