A Cooksons patent lock-stitch sewing machine, with hand crank operation, in stained pine carrying case, height 26cm. Frederick Cookson spent countless hours making this unique sewing machine to challenge an already competitive market. Unfortunately, his business failed and the company folded shortly after 1890. Fewer than five hundred were ever produced against a serial number range of three hundred to eight hundred.
Mark Hannam - Valuer & Auctioneer
Collectables, Mechanical Music & Coins
Mark has over 25 years’ experience as a Fine Art & Antiques Auctioneer. He joined Fieldings in 2010 following a number of years as the Mechanical Musical Specialist and Senior Auctioneer and Valuer for a major London auction house. Mark has extensive knowledge in many areas most notably collectables; including coins, banknotes and automata. He has also worked with banks and solicitors undertaking probate, trust and insurance valuation work. He enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge through his talks and networking with groups and companies in and around the Midlands. One of Marks favourite finds to date is a lead statue made by the Bromsgrove Guild which sold for £35,000