The Salem Illinois tractor show featured lawn and garden tractors but there was something at this show I had never seen before, a man, Al Kamminga set up with two braid machines making shoe lace lengths of braid. While this in itself would not be all that amazing, the fact that he is braiding on an1890’s machine was. The machines came from the New England Butt Company a firm in Providence, RI that is still standing and now serves as residential and business space.
Loved the machine and the fact that Al, an engine collector took the time to set up and offer a little education and preservation of machines that had been rescued from the landfill. Kudos to Al!