|Hecht Sewing Machine & Motor Co., 304 W. 38th Street, NY.
I love finding little glimpses into New York City's past: the wooden escalators at Macy's, our glorious main post office at Eighth and W. 33rd (technically not in the Garment District but close enough), and Hecht Sewing Machine & Motor Co. on W. 38th Street. I stuck my head in this emporium the other day and could have easily killed a few hours poking around the antiques here, many of which are related to the sewing industry. Unfortunately this lovely store is not open for retail traffic, but I don't think owner Steven Hecht minds the occasional visits from home sewists who just want to ogle items from their hobby's past.
See more photos and read more in-depth articles about Hecht here and here.
|Don't you just love this vintage wooden display case filled with sewing machine feet?
|Hecht regularly supplies props to the Smithsonian and the TV and film industry.