21 June 2015

By any other name...

The sewing machines in the window of the branch of All Saints near Friedrichstrasse station aren't exactly easy to photograph - So many reflections... They're displayed end-on, so what you see from across the road is a series of wheels. Close to, they have names we rarely see in England (apart from Singer and Frister-Rossmann). 

You do wonder about their history... these look to be 20s-30s, from the decorative details; were they long-desired by their first proud owners, did they get much use, did the machines have annoying quirks, did the operator get frustrated with tangled bobbin threads or whatever...
Hero and Zetina
That said, I've not looked closely at the names of the machines used in the windows of All Saints' UK  shops.

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