Jethro

Here are a couple of images of my new chain stitch machine, it was made by Willcox and Gibbs, and it’s called Jethro. We have a sad habit of naming some of our pieces of machinery. The car and fridge don’t have names, but my computer does [Gabriel, not in a religious sense however] and my mp3 player [Bobbie, no reason, it just suits it]. My camera is nameless, so is my electric sewing machine, so no logic there. I’ve been reading up on the history of Willcox and Gibbs, it appears they had a branch here in Birmingham in John Bright Street, where I used to stay out late in the days when I stayed out late. Not in the shop of course, it was long gone and I’m not ancient, but in a particular pub.