We've just had a couple of days away (to celebrate my husband's birthday) and visited Amberley Museum in Sussex, dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South East. Amongst other things, we saw a couple of machines which I thought might be of interest.
First, can you guess what this is for? (Sorry it's not the best of photos. It was in a gloomy little room.)
Here's the rest of it:
And then we went into the print shop. Not printing on fabric! Only on paper. But a beautiful machine, nonetheless.
If you live anywhere near Amberley and haven't visited the Museum, I can recommend it. They have special events on for children during August, but it's fascinating for any age.
Oh, and the first picture? Half marks if you said it's a sewing machine. It's actually for boot-making and particularly for sewing on the gussets of elastic-sided boots!