Look at this little beauty, a German Muller.
It’s so interesting to me that sewing machines were initially designed with form, as well as function, in mind. The incredibly detailed designs on this French L’incomparable might even inspire a wide variety of quilting designs. I’m not sure I’d be able to keep my eyes on my work if I were sewing with it!
And check out the graceful lines and ornamentation of the Singer model 12, the bestselling sewing machine of the 19th century.
These machines are all beautiful enough that I imagine folks would have been proud to leave them out for company to admire. Besides their usefulness, their attractiveness must have certainly been a selling point.
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