Sewing box sells for $7.5M in Netherlands
The world’s largest sewn-in machine for making garments is selling for more than $7 million in a Dutch auction.
The Sewing Box sells for 4,000 euros ($5,835) in the Netherlands, a record high for a Dutch sewing machine.
The machine is owned by an Amsterdam-based company called Sewingbox and has sold for 4 million euros ($4.8 million) over the last three years, according to a listing on the auction website.
The Dutch government is considering banning the machines from schools, hospitals and schools in high-risk schools, the listing said.
The machines were invented in the 1960s and were made for making textile products.
The company is one of many in the European Union to sell machines that can sew fabrics, which is not covered by the EU’s regulations on machine-made products.
Some countries, including Germany and Sweden, also ban machines that use computerized sewing.
This story was updated at 2:30 p.m.
PT to include the correct price.