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
A series of only ten machines has been produced. The stitch
plate carries the serial number together with further identification
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....