In 1850, Isaac Merritt Singer invented the first practical sewing machine for general domestic use, and nearly 170 years later The Singer Company is still making them. But did you know the company once manufactured guns? … [Read more...] about That Time Singer Made Guns Instead of Sewing Machines
Once upon a time, when vinyl tops were relatively new to the auto industry, General Motors took out a double-page ad for its new Chevrolet Caprice Custom Coupe. … [Read more...] about Remember When Vinyl Tops Were Cool?
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In 1974, The Beach Bums released a song titled "Upholstery" — one of the few records dedicated to our craft. … [Read more...] about A Rock Song About Auto Upholstery
Little Trees have nothing to do with auto upholstery, but you will find one in nearly every customer's car. So why not learn the story behind these iconic air fresheners? … [Read more...] about The Story Behind Little Trees Air Fresheners