Opel is renown for such vehicles as the Astra, Insignia and Corsa. But did you know the German automaker produced sewing machines before getting into the car business? … [Read more...] about Did You Know that Opel Made Sewing Machines?
In 1956, The New York Times published a short blurb teaching women how to clean automotive leather. … [Read more...] about How They Cleaned Leather in the 1950s
With how often trimmers work with foam rubber, it's easy to take it for granted. But this old New York Times article reminds us that shops didn't always have the luxury of working with the material. … [Read more...] about When Car Seats Didn’t Have Foam Rubber
Leather car upholstery is making a comeback! At least it was in April 1966, when The New York Times ran this article. … [Read more...] about The 1966 Comeback of Leather Upholstery
At one point in automotive history, mohair upholstery was as trendy as Alcantara is today. In fact, it even got a write up in the New York Times. … [Read more...] about Mohair Was Once a Booming Industry