Monkey Business

Over 100 years on, and the sewing machine legacy left by Max Sandt appears to be alive and well.
As a tribute to the father of figural automaton sewing machines, a French enthusiast has created the gilded monkey. The project, which took three years to complete, certainly seems to have attracted attention, for a full story is to be filmed for French TV.
A series of only ten machines has been produced. The stitch plate carries the serial number together with further identification marks.
These fully functional chain stitch machines are not inexpensive, but the edition has sold fast. As long as no more are made, they will surely become highly desirable in future years. And speaking of the future, our creative machine manufacturer reports that further projects are already in hand....

January 2002

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