Gates sewing machine collection will be available for use once the museum is open to the public in due course.
We welcome donations of sewing machines that fall within the period of the collection.
Please send photo of any machine you wish to donate or get it touch, thank you.
Minimal required restoration is undertaken to preserve machines in as-found age related condition.
Machines are cleaned and oiled.
The collection comprises sewing machines manufactured approximately between 1880 and 1930. There are a few exceptions.
250+ antique domestic and industrial sewing machines